Dr. Babar Awan



Designation: Politician
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Pakistan People''s Party

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Zaheer-ud-din Babar Awan is the former Federal Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs of Pakistan. He is a former Vice President of the Pakistan Peoples Party. He is also a senator in Pakistan's upper House of the Parliament, a practicing lawyer and a former member of the Pakistan Peoples Party Central Executive Committee. Awan won the Senate election in 2006 unopposed. He was re-elected to the Senate again in March 2012, but was removed from all senior party posts in May that year.

Political career

Awan was a student leader in his student life. He first joined the PML-Junejo of former Prime Minister Muhammad Khan Junejo. In 1996, he joined the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP). In 1997, Awan contested for the General Elections from Murree from the PPP, and remained unsuccessful. He ran again in the 2002 elections, this time from Islamabad, but was defeated again. In 2004, Benazir Bhutto appointed Awan as the finance secretary of the Pakistan People's Party. In 2006, Awan contested for the Senate election and was elected unopposed. Awan was present during the 19 October attack on Benazir Bhutto in Karachi, and then when Benazir Bhutto was killed in Rawalpindi.

Awan was appointed the Minister for Parliamentary Affairs in November 2008. He was elevated as the Federal Law Minister in December 2009. He resigned along with the rest of the federal cabinet in early 2011, but was brought back less than 48 hours later. He was also given the Ministry of Information Technology. In 2011, he resigned as minister to plead in the Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto murder case.

On 2nd May 2012 Babar Awan was stripped of all his party posts by the Central Executive Committee of the PPP

Witness in Contempt Case

The President of Pakistan, Asif Ali Zardari in a briefing to his close confidants disclosed that he had given a personal guarantee that Babar Awan will appear before the court as a witness in Prime Minister's contempt case. This was later confirmed by Prime Ministers council Aitezaz Ahsan in an interview given to Arshad Sharif for his program KYUN. Aitezaz said Babar's name was given to him by the President and PM both but Babar Awan refused to show up which irked the President.

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M. Anwar Qureshi ( Tripoli,Libyan arab Jamahiriya) Tuesday, May 21, 2013 4:51:52 AM (MDT - USA)
Your article in Jang yesterday was great encouraging investment and saving habits even for school kids. But as a senator you must push for these things for implementation besides increase of Profit Rate for Behbood Saving Certificates and SSC of Saving Schemes of GOP. Moreover, I had suggested to DG Savings Center to increase the limot of BSC from Rs.3m to Rs.5m. Could you please on this + reduction of phone rates for overseas pakistanis.

merai zia ( Islamabad,Pakistan) Sunday, February 26, 2012 4:08:01 AM (MDT - USA)
have to say he is trully talented and very well versed..

nadeem ahmad ( sialkot,Pakistan) Saturday, February 25, 2012 4:27:53 AM (MDT - USA)
YOu r doind very well sir keep the flag of ppp high

Anjum Malik ( Rawalpindi,Pakistan) Sunday, December 4, 2011 4:24:54 PM (MDT - USA)
Great Leader of Pakistan & also Pothowar,Allah Bless you.Regards Anjum Malik,writer producer & Director of first ever smash hit pothowari tele film !Miki Kharo England! cell-03065248929, e-mail, pearl_comm@hotmail.com

MUHAMMAD FAIZUL HASSAN ( RAWALPINDI,Pakistan) Saturday, June 4, 2011 3:03:27 PM (MDT - USA)
ASSALAMUALIKUM, MY NAME IS MUHAMMAD FAIZUL HASSAN [FAIZI] ADVOCATE, I had been your colleague when you was praticising as an advocte at District courts Rawalpindi, YOU DAILY PASS THROUGH MY OFFICE AND DAILY SAY HELLO TO ME.My office was outside of Sajjad Hussian lone office and in front of ladies bar,PERHAPS YOU REMEMBER ME OR NOT. MY AGE IS 62 YEARS and i have been practcising as an advocate for the last 32 years.However i am one of the lawyer's who like you very much but i never met you after you joined as law minister. You are really a nice ,honest ,soft and truth-full person. PLEASE READ THESE FEW LINES AND CONSIDER THEM SYMPATHETICALLY.PLEASE DON'T IGNORE THEM, FOR LAST 5/6 YEARS i am going through a critical financial situation and i have TONGUE CANCER and am under treatment in shaukat khanum cancer hospital Lahore. on 26th i have to undergone through a serious tongue surgery. you know our profession is a miserable profession our bar council never help us for this costly treatment . I have applied for grant of my treatment expenses but they flatly refused to provide my any sort of financial help. I have no source of any income . Now i am penyless ,I swere that i am telling you truth. I am not a begger type of person, i am very noble and soft person and spent my life very clean and clear. I like to meet you in -person ,can you give me few minute ,and i want to explain my difficulties. I have tried my best to get your phone no. but in vain.please give me few minutes and resolve my problem. PLEASE DON'T DISAPPOINT ME........................................................................yours faithfully,............................................................................MUHAMMAD FAIZUL HASSAN ADVOCATE HIGHCOURT HOUSE # 705/E, LANE # 6 , PESHAWER ROAD RAWALPINDI..................................................................................MOB # 0345-4937559

aftab ( peshawar,Pakistan) Saturday, May 14, 2011 2:28:30 AM (MDT - USA)
dear babar we pray for your success in zab case.kindly prove zia govt as illegal and death of butto i s also illegal.moon digest mulvi mustaq said in his intrvew that if butto advocate were not able to defend hjs case pl read this iterview

Samantha Falciatori ( Terni,Italy) Saturday, December 4, 2010 5:51:05 AM (MDT - USA)
Your Excellency, I am an Italian citizen and I am writing to express my deep concern about the death penalty of Aasia Babi, a 37-year-old Christian woman, mother of 5 children. Aasia Bibi was sentenced on November 8, 2010 by a court in Nankana district in Punjab. She was arrested in Ittanwalai village and prosecuted under Section 295 C of the Pakistan Penal Code, and has been awarded the death penalty. I, the undersigned, believe that Aasia Bibi, being a working class Christian woman, is one of the many victims of religious intolerance and sectarian hatred, which is protected and promoted by Pakistan's vicious and obscene Blasphemy law. I demand to immediately repeal the capital punishment of Aasia Bibi and to immediately and unconditionally free her since religious intollerance cannot be a reason to execute a citizen. Rispectfully, Simonetta Raggi, from Terni (Italy), December 4th 2010.

bashir anwar ( karachi,Pakistan) Thursday, December 17, 2009 11:53:25 PM (MDT - USA)
He is big lair what he did during visit to new york, hiring a limousine car ,and visited every bar in new york city. THE MINISTER OF POOR COUNTRY.?????????

Idrees ( Fuj,United arab Emirates) Thursday, December 17, 2009 10:39:54 AM (MDT - USA)
Mulana corruption

Zeeshan ( NY,United States) Sunday, November 1, 2009 10:23:13 AM (MDT - USA)
BABAR - These politicians are like virus to our beloved muslim contry. MAy taliban have him in 1st attempt . lolzzz

aslam ( N.Y. City,United States) Saturday, October 31, 2009 10:27:28 PM (MDT - USA)
***** بے شمار تم جیسے جھوٹے وکیل پر

Abdul Khaliq ( Toronto,Canada) Saturday, October 31, 2009 4:29:03 PM (MDT - USA)
Who own the surrey palace?

MIRZA M AHMED ( Warren,United States) Saturday, October 31, 2009 3:05:05 PM (MDT - USA)
a person who himself proudly admits that he is released on bell, and enjoying a ministership rank. What can you say about their moral grounds. IN OTHER PARTS OF THE WORLD, ACCUSED OFFICERS RESIGN FROM THEIR OFFICES, AND FIGHT IN THE COURT TO CLEAR THEIR NAMES BEFORE THEY RESUME THEIR OFFICES.

Younas Baig ( Rawalpindi,United States) Tuesday, August 25, 2009 8:19:15 AM (MDT - USA)
May Allah give him HEDAYAT

Younas Baig ( Rawalpindi,United States) Tuesday, August 25, 2009 8:17:21 AM (MDT - USA)
He is double standard, hypocrite and liar and has put a mask of morality on his face. He is not as he pretends to be..

Tahir ( Lahore,Pakistan) Saturday, April 4, 2009 6:18:39 AM (MDT - USA)
he look like a criminal.

syed ( london,United Kingdom) Monday, March 16, 2009 6:24:53 AM (MDT - USA)
he is a shame to his own name ZAHEER-UD-DIN, that all for him , actually all his names doesn't show his personality,,what on earth one will say he deserves the title doctor,,that's is fake too lol

shahzad ( Glasgow,United Kingdom) Sunday, March 1, 2009 5:49:44 PM (MDT - USA)
He is one of PPP-ZARDARI's liars and this thing is dominant over all of his previous bad doings. May Allah helps us to get rid of such people who are servants of Zardari and wealth.

yousuf gabriel ( rawalpindi,United States) Monday, February 23, 2009 2:14:05 AM (MDT - USA)
BRIEF ARTICLE ON QURAN AND HOTAMA BY ALLAMA MUHAMMAD YOUSUF GABRIEL      It is most interesting astonishing and absorbing topic of a universal nature and one of most momentous import, but in so brief an article I would no more be able than to give a bare skeleton, and hardly even all the basic features. I on my own part have no reason to doubt that the topic will be most welcomed every where the humanity exists.      Quran says: Woe to every backbiter defamer, who amasseth wealth (of this world) and arrangeth it (against the future). He thinketh that his wealth will render him immortal. Nay, for, verily, he will be cast into Al-Hotama. And what Al-Hotama is? It is fire of Allah enkindled which leaps unto the hearts. It is a (fire) closed in on them in outstretched columns".(Quran -104-CIV-Al-Homaza). HOTAMA      Hotama means a hell of fire generated by nuclear that is atomic energy with all its attributes, namely, the heat radiation, blast and radio-active fallout. This word etymologically speaking is derived from the root verb (purely Arabic) HATAMA, which means the process of breaking something into pieces, or reducing something into particles. In scientific l a n g u a g e we could say, the process of atomizing. The noun from the root verb HATAMA is HITAMAA which means a smitherine. Keep in your mind the identity between the two words, that is the Arabic word Hatama or Hitama and the english word Atom or its origin the Greek word Atomos, both as regards sound and meaning. Further, first etymological inflection of Hatama is Hattama, that is T is doubled. It means to shatter something to pieces. Second inflection is Tahattama, which amounts in impact to explosion. The Inhatama means, to be broken into pieces. Hutaam-ud-Dunia signifies, the vanities of the world, which are perishable. And so also the term Hutam-Us-Safina which means, the wreckage of the ship.      Now the word Atom has been adopte

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Capital Talk
Topic: All Parties Conference and Solutions.
Hosted By: Hamid Mir
Added On: Thursday, May 14, 2009 (MDT - USA)
Haider ( Brossard,Canada) Friday, May 15, 2009 12:35:40 AM (MDT - USA)
Sooner People Party get rid of Zardari, Rehman Malik and likes better it will be for its survival.
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Topic: All Parties Conference and Solutions.
Hosted By: Hamid Mir
Added On: Thursday, May 14, 2009 (MDT - USA)
abdullah Khan ( Red Deer,Canada) Thursday, May 14, 2009 11:30:43 PM (MDT - USA)
I suggest you to use your wisdom in positive way
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Topic: Statement of Hillary Clinton.
Hosted By: Hamid Mir
Added On: Monday, April 27, 2009 (MDT - USA)
farooq niazi ( karachi,Pakistan) Tuesday, April 28, 2009 2:44:53 PM (MDT - USA)
very nice sir......well understanding of the matter
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Topic: Statement of Hillary Clinton.
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jawwad ali ( london,United Kingdom) Tuesday, April 28, 2009 8:24:21 AM (MDT - USA)
babar awans speech was extremely patriotic and he has shown his love for the Muslims of pakafghan region. (capital talk april27 2009 )
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Nabeel Siddiqui ( Frisco, TX,United States) Tuesday, April 28, 2009 7:48:25 AM (MDT - USA)
"DR"Awan has come a long way from Cafe Irum to the parliament! Very articulate and sensible.
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