Shibli Faraz

Shibli Faraz (Urdu: سید شبلی فراز‎) is a Pakistani politician who is serving as the Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting since 28 April 2020. He is member of Senate of Pakistan from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa since 2015.

Shibli Faraz
Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting
Assumed office
28 April 2020
PresidentArif Alvi
Prime MinisterImran Khan
DeputyAsim Saleem Bajwa
Preceded byFirdous Ashiq Awan (as Special Assistant)
Leader of the Senate of Pakistan
In office
26 August 2018 – 04 June 2020
PresidentMamnoon Hussain
Arif Alvi
Prime MinisterImran Khan
Preceded byRaja Zafar ul Haq
Succeeded byShahzad Waseem
Member of the Senate of Pakistan
Assumed office
12 March 2015
ConstituencyKhyber Pakhtunkhwa
Personal details
BornKohat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
CitizenshipPakistani
Political partyPakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf
RelationsMasood Kausar (uncle)
ParentsAhmed Faraz (father)
OccupationPolitician

Previously, Shibli has served as the Leader of the House for the Senate of Pakistan from 26 August 2018 till 04 June 2020. He is a senior member of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf.[1][2][3]

EducationEdit

Faraz completed his Matriculation from Cadet College, Kohat .He completed his Bachelors from Edwards College, Peshawar, and followed it with an LL.B. from Law College, Peshawar. Completed his MA in International Relations from the University de Los Andes, Colombia in 1994.[4] Shibli has a fellowship in Finance & International Banking from Chartered Institute of Bankers, London.

He also holds a commercial pilot's license.

He has a firm grip on Pashto, English, Spanish and Urdu.

Professional and Political CareerEdit

Faraz is an investment banker by profession and was a Pakistan Air Force pilot and then a civil servant. He has contested the election for the Kohat District mayor in 2002 and his uncle Barrister Syed Masood Kausar had served as the Governor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. He is the son of poet Ahmad Faraz.[5][6] His family is of Pashtun background.[7]

In 2015 he was elected as a Senator of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for a term until March 2021.

He is a member of the following standing committees of the Senate of Pakistan:

  1. Senate Committee on Circular Debt.(Chairperson Committee)
  2. Senate Committee on Strategic Plan Oversight. (Chairperson Committee)
  3. Council of Chairpersons.
  4. Climate Change Caucus.
  5. Senate Committee on Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs.
  6. Senate Committee on Planning Development and Special Initiatives on Rules of Procedure and Privileges
  7. Senate Committee on Commerce. (Chairperson Committee from 2015 till 2019)
  8. Senate Committee on Finance.
  9. Senate Committee on Power.
  10. Senate Committee on the Promotion and Development of Football in Pakistan.
  11. Parliamentary Committee on the Appointment of Chairperson and Members of the National Commission for Human Rights.
  12. Parliamentary Consultation Committee on Legislative Business.
  13. Senate Special Committee on Circular Debt. (Convener Committee), he also made a comprehensive report on the circular debt of Pakistan.
  14. Public Accounts Committee of National Assembly of Pakistan.

He is also a member of the Central Selection Board (CSB).

In August 2018, Prime Minister Imran Khan appointed Faraz as the Leader of the House for the Senate of Pakistan, where he served until 04 June 2020.[8]

Prime Minister Imran Khan on 27 April 2020, appointed Shibli as the Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting along with General Asim Saleem Bajwa as Special Assistant to the Prime Minister for Information and Broadcasting.[9][10]

FamilyEdit

Shibli Faraz is the son of Urdu poet Ahmad Faraz, and nephew of former Speaker of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly Barrister Masood Kausar.[11] His brother, Sarmad Faraz is a marketing professional and musician.[12]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Maulana Haidri sworn in as Senate deputy chairman". www.khaleejtimes.com.
  2. ^ "Politicians surprised as PTI's Shibli Faraz gets 16 votes instead of 7 - Pakistan - Dunya News".
  3. ^ "PTI, coalition partners sweep senate polls from KP - ARYNEWS". 6 March 2015.
  4. ^ "Syed Shibli Faraz". Senate of Pakistan. Retrieved 6 June 2020.
  5. ^ "Senate deputy chairman: Three-hour canvassing gave us 16 votes, says PTI candidate - The Express Tribune". 16 March 2015.
  6. ^ "Senate complete".
  7. ^ Khan, Hidayat (23 November 2015). "Dawn report". The Express Tribune. Retrieved 10 August 2019.
  8. ^ Guramani, Nadir (25 August 2018). "PM Khan appoints Shibli Faraz as leader of the house in Senate". Dawn.
  9. ^ https://www.dawn.com/news/amp/1552668
  10. ^ "Firdous Ashiq Awan out, Shibli Faraz in". The News.
  11. ^ "My preference is to play role of bridge between govt, media: Shibli Faraz". The Nation. 29 April 2020. Retrieved 6 June 2020.
  12. ^ Nauman, Hashim (27 August 2012). "Sarmad Faraz goes back to music". The Pakistan Tribune. Retrieved 6 June 2020.