Agha Siraj Durrani (Full Name: Muhammad Agha Siraj Khan Durrani Barakzai) (born 1953) is a Pakistani politician who is the former Speaker of the Provincial Assembly of Sindh, who remained in office from 2013 till 2024.

Agha Siraj Durrani
آغا سراج دراني
Speaker of the Provincial Assembly of Sindh
In office
31 May 2013 – 25 February 2024
DeputyShehla Raza (2013–2018)
Rehana Leghari
Preceded byNisar Khuhro
Succeeded byAwais Qadir Shah
Acting Governor of Sindh[1][2][3]
In office
8 March 2022 – 9 October 2022
PresidentArif Alvi
Prime MinisterShahbaz Sharif
Preceded byImran Ismail
Succeeded byKamran Tessori
In office
3 August 2018 – 27 August 2018
PresidentMamnoon Hussain
Prime MinisterNasirul Mulk
Imran Khan
Preceded byMuhammad Zubair Umar
Succeeded byImran Ismail
In office
11 January 2017 – 2 February 2017
PresidentMamnoon Hussain
Prime MinisterNawaz Sharif
Preceded bySaeeduzzaman Siddiqui
Succeeded byMuhammad Zubair Umar[4]
Member of the Provincial Assembly of Sindh
In office
13 August 2018 – 11 August 2023
ConstituencyPS-9 Shikarpur-III
In office
27 May 2013 – 28 May 2018
ConstituencyPS-9 Shikarpur-I
Personal details
Born1953
Political partyPakistan Peoples Party

He was the Speaker of the 12th Provincial Assembly of Sindh.[5][6] His father, Agha Sadaruddin, and uncle Agha Badruddin also served as speakers of the same assembly.[5]

Political career edit

Hailing from Garhi Yasin, Durrani first contested elections in 1985 during the Zia regime, in which he lost. He joined the Pakistan Peoples Party and secured a victory in 1988 elections. He is a confidante of PPP chairman Asif Ali Zardari. In 1990, during Nawaz Sharif government he was imprisoned for some time for corruption charges.[5]

Durrani matriculated from the St Patrick's High School in Karachi in 1971, followed by a bachelor of commerce. He also pursued an LLB degree at the Sindh Muslim Law College.[5] During the 1980s, he left for the United States where he ran a hardware business.[5]

References edit

  1. ^ arynews.tv (20 April 2022). "Jailed SA Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani Becomes Acting Governor".
  2. ^ "Agha Siraj Durrani to become acting Sindh governor".
  3. ^ Imtiaz Mugheri, Dawn.com (11 January 2017). "Sindh governor Saeed-uz-Zaman Siddiqui passes away in Karachi".
  4. ^ "Muhammad Zubair appointed as Sindh Governor – Pakistan – Dunya News".
  5. ^ a b c d e "Agha Siraj — in the footsteps of his elders". Dawn. 31 May 2013. Retrieved 11 August 2016.
  6. ^ "Member Profile". Provincial Assembly of Sindh. Retrieved 11 August 2016.