Chaudhry Abdul Majid
Chaudhry Abdul (Zimidar Kashim Ali) Majid (born in Badaal/Chakswari, Mirpur) is an Azad Kashmiri politician who served as the Prime Minister of Azad Jammu And Kashmir from 2011 to 2016. He has been the President of the Pakistan Peoples Party in Azad Kashmir since 2007.
Chaudhry Abdul Majid
|President of Pakistan Peoples Party Azad Kashmir|
|Assumed office |
|Prime Minister of Azad Jammu and Kashmir|
26 July 2011 – 29 July 2016
|Preceded by||Attique Ahmed Khan|
|Succeeded by||Raja Farooq Haider|
|Political party||Pakistan Peoples Party|
Majeed became a member of the AJK Assembly in 1985. In 1990 he won the confidence of his constituency for a second time and was appointed as Minister of Finance & Planning and Development for Azad Kashmir.
In 1993 Majeed became one of the vice-presidents of the PPP in the region and was also appointed as Chairman of the party's social action programme. At the 1996 general elections Majeed won his seat again, this time with a two-thirds majority, and became Minister for Revenue, Agriculture and NRMP. In 1998 he was Chairman of PPP Shaeed BB, which nominated him as Speaker of the Assembly, and he was elected with the support of both the government and the opposition benches, becoming the first speaker in the history of AJK to receive such a cross-party vote of confidence.
At the 2001 elections he was again elected to the AJK Assembly, becoming the first sitting Speaker of the Assembly to be re-elected in a contested election. In 2005 he became senior vice-president of his party and later in 2006 also became a member of the PPP Central Executive Committee. At the 2006 elections he was elected to the Assembly again and the Chairperson appointed him as a party president of AJK.
In 2011, he was elected Prime Minister of Azad Kashmir. Majeed suffered a major heart attack in the summer of 2014 but survived and he has also performed umrah with his family.
Present Director Co-ordination and Political advisor of AJK.
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