Khawaja Muhammad Asif , is a Pakistani lawmaker and politician of the center-right conservative democratic party PML-N. Khawaja Muhammad Asif previously served as the Pakistani Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources, with additional portfolio of Sports Ministry in the PM Yousaf Raza Gillani cabinet. Currently serving as the Minister for Water and Power, he is renowned for his oratory skills and denunciation of military intervention in the political domain.
Before getting into politics, Khawaja Asif lived in the UAE for many years, and worked in the Bank of Credit and Commerce International. He quit and moved back to Pakistan in 1991, shortly before the death of his father, and took his place in politics, standing from the same constituency and city (Sialkot), and has won every election since 1991. In the 2008 general election, he was elected for the fourth term as a member of the National Assembly on PML-N's ticket. He was previously elected as an MNA for in the years 1993, 1997, 2002, 2008 and 2013. He also served as a senator during years 1991–1993. In the Nawaz Sharif cabinet of 1997–1999, Khawaja Asif held the portfolio of Chairman Privatization Commission, with the status of a federal minister.