Ehsan-ul-Haq Piracha

Ehsan-ul-Haq Piracha (Urdu: احسان الحق پراچہ‎) was a Pakistani politician.[1] He was from the town of Bhalwal in Sargodha District, Punjab, Pakistan. Piracha was Finance Minister of Pakistan from December 4, 1988 to December 6, 1990. He was also Senator from Punjab in Senate of Pakistan. He died in Islamabad on 1 February 2019.[2]

EducationEdit

Ehsanul Haq Piracha, after having his early education at the local institutions was admitted to Government College, Lahore wherefrom he earned BA in Arts in 1952. He opted for education of Law and Jurisprudence and got LLB degree from the Punjab University's Law College Lahore in 1954.

PoliticsEdit

Ehsan-ul-Haq Piracha was elected as a member of the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab in 1970 and again in 1977. He served as Minister for Communication and Works in the Punjab Cabinet till the imposition of Martial Law in July 1977.

After the restoration of the democracy in the country Mr. Ihsanul Haq Piracha was elected as a member of the Senate against a technocrat seat from Punjab in 1985 and continued to be a Senator till 1988. He was elected as a member of the National Assembly in 1988 and again in 1990. He held the portfolio of the Ministry of Finance, Economic Affairs, Planning and Development as a Minister of State in the Federal Cabinet from 1988 to 1990.

Ehsan-ul-Haq Piracha was elected as a member of the Senate of Pakistan in March 1994 for a six-year term. He was a member of the Senate Standing Committees on Commerce, Communication and Railways and on Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs and Statistics and he was also a member of the Functional Committee of the Senate on Government Assurances.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Benazir urges PPP workers to start preparations for elections". PakTribune. 26 February 2005. Retrieved 4 April 2011.
  2. ^ Former Finance Minister Ehsan-ul-Haq Piracha Passes Away, UrduPoint
Political offices
Preceded by
Mahbub ul Haq
Finance Minister of Pakistan
4 December 1988 – 6 December 1990
Succeeded by
Sartaj Aziz