Chaudhry Amir Hussain

Chaudhry Amir Hussain is a Pakistani politician. He was the 17th Speaker of National Assembly of Pakistan, serving from 2002 to 2008.[1]


Chaudhry Amir Hussain
Chaudhry Amir Hussain.jpg
17th Speaker of the National Assembly of Pakistan
In office
19 September 2002 – 19 March 2008
DeputySardar Muhammad Yaqoob Khan
Preceded byElahi Bux Soomro
Succeeded byFahmida Mirza
Personal details
Born (1942-06-22) 22 June 1942 (age 77)
Sialkot, British Raj
(now Pakistan)
Political partyPakistan Muslim League (Before 1985)
Pakistan Muslim League-
Functional
(1985–1988)
Pakistan Muslim League-
Nawaz
(1988–2002)
Pakistan Muslim League-
Quaid
(2002–present)
Alma materUniversity of the Punjab

Chaudhry Amir Hussain was born in the city of Sialkot, to a Gujjar family.[2][3]

On October 2, 2007, 85 Pakistani opposition lawmakers resigned from the country's parliament to derail President Pervez Musharraf's re-election bid. The Parliament was to elect the new president before October 15. National Assembly Speaker Chaudhry Amir Hussain stated that the resignations would not affect the presidential election.[4]

Hussain was defeated in the February 2008 parliamentary election.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2014-09-23.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ http://www.dawn.com/news/802603/a-womans-touch-wins-over-a-rural-electorate-2
  3. ^ http://tribune.com.pk/story/277124/pti-picks-up-support-from-pml-q-faction/
  4. ^ Cnn.com, Mass walkout bid to stop Musharraf
  5. ^ Nirupama Subramanian, "Big heads roll in Pakistan poll", The Hindu, February 20, 2008.
Political offices
Preceded by
Elahi Bux Soomro
Speaker of the National Assembly
2002–2008
Succeeded by
Fahmida Mirza