Ahsan Iqbal

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Politician

Designation: Federal Minister for Planning and Development
Institution / Org:

Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz

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Ahsan Iqbal Chaudhary (Born September 28, 1958) is a Pakistani politician. Ahsan Iqbal is a member of National Assembly and Federal Minister for Planning and Development and Deputy Chairman Planning Commission of Pakistan, he has also served as the Federal Education Minister of Pakistan. He is the Deputy Secretary General of the center-right party PML-N, and also a member of the Central Executive Committee of the party. He was elected as an MNA from his constituency NA-117 (Narowal-III) for the fourth time in the May 2013 elections. He served as a Federal Minister for Education in the coalition government of PPP, PML-N, ANP and JUI-F formed after 2008 elections, but later resigned when his party pulled out of the coalition on 12 May 2008.

Life and education

Ahsan Iqbal was born to Iqbal Ahmad Chaudhary and Apa Nisar Fatima. His mother, Apa Nisar Fatima, was a Member of the National Assembly on reserved seats for women (1985–1988) and daughter of Chaudhry Abdul Rehman Khan, a Member of the Legislative Assembly from Jalandhar, Punjab in India, before the independence of Pakistan.He attended Cantt Public School Karachi, PAF Public School, Sargodha and the Government College, Lahore. He then studied mechanical engineering at the UET Lahore (1976–1981), where he was elected President of the Students Union (1980–81). He worked briefly in the private sector with Millat Tractors (manufacturers of Massey Ferguson in Pakistan) before moving on to the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania for an MBA degree (1984–1986). He has also attended executive and mid career programs at universities including the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University (1989), the University of Oxford (1992) and Harvard University (2004).

Political career

His political career started in 1980 when he was elected President of Students Union on the platform of Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba in University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore. In 1988 he joined Pakistan Muslim League (a part of IJI then) later becoming Pakistan Muslim League (N), and rose to become its Information Secretary in 2006 during the regime of President Pervaiz Musharraf. He was elected for the first time as an MNA from NA-90 Narowal (now NA-117) in the general elections of 1993, and later re-elected from the same constituency in February 1997. He won his seat again in 2008 and 2013 securing 59% and 62% of the votes cast but lost in 2002 to Riffat Javed Kahloon. He was elected Deputy Secretary General of PML-N in the General Council meeting of PML-N on 27 July 2011. He won the National Assembly election from NA-117 Narowal III in the 2013 General Election defeating the folk singer Abrar ul Haq who was representing the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf in the race.



Appointments to executive posts

His appointments include Chief Coordinator / Minister of State, Pakistan 2010 Program (1997–99), Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission (Pakistan) (1998–99); Chairman, Good Governance Group, Government of Pakistan (1997–99); Chairman, Pakistan Engineering Board, and Chairman, National Steering Committees on Information Technology and TQM and Productivity (1998–99). He earlier served as Policy and Public Affairs Assistant to the Prime Minister of Pakistan (1993). He served as Senior Advisor, Al-Madinah Al-Monawarah Digital Economy Project of the Madina Government, Saudi Arabia from September 2004 to April 2006. Ahsan Iqbal was a part of the turn around team of Ghee Corporation of Pakistan (appointed 1986) before it was privatized and served as the first Managing Director of the Tourism Development Corporation of Punjab (1988–1990) before joining politics.


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zahid yaqoob ( islamabad,Pakistan) Friday, December 13, 2013 2:04:25 PM (MDT - USA)
you are a chancller of our institute. and u did'nt attend us even at one time .since we pakistan institute of development economics islambad.....i think u did'nt know even about it. ufff leaders a political leader and i was assuming u as a national hero.stay blessed.

Kamran ( Mississauga,Canada) Monday, October 21, 2013 9:28:19 PM (MDT - USA)
DO WE HAVE ANY OTHER PERSON WHO IS WORKING FOR PUNJAB GOVERNMENT? It looks like that only one Person is running Punjab Government that is Chief Minister Shahbaz Shareef. If there is any issue/problem arises in any part of Punjab, superman reaches there. It looks like that NO other department is working in Punjab. IS IT MANDITORY FOR HAMZA, MARIUM OR SHAHBAZ TO BE WITH PRIME MINISTER ON OFFICIAL VISITS? I guess, departmental heads or well-educated people must accompanied PM, so they can bring change in country, not the one who gave his matric exam while sitting at one of well known choudhry ---------- home. You won’t see world leaders to take their families on official visits because they want to focus on work to build their country. But for Pakistani leaders; there is not too much work on official trips and since Pakistani nation is paying their Bills so why to worry about the expenses?

shavaiz ( hyderabad,Afghanistan) Tuesday, May 08, 2012 11:09:00 PM (MDT - USA)
i want ahsan iqbal cell no .

Aftab asghar ( Bahwalpur,Pakistan) Saturday, May 28, 2011 12:19:21 PM (MDT - USA)
contact me 03016841022

RANA MUHAMMAD SALEEM ( FAROZWALA, SHAHADRA,Pakistan) Tuesday, December 07, 2010 8:04:37 AM (MDT - USA)
AHSAN IQBAL IS A GREAT MAN AND GRAET LEADER IN PAKISTAN

ABDUL WAHEED BHATTI ( FAISAL ABAD,Pakistan) Friday, October 29, 2010 5:13:51 AM (MDT - USA)
ْْ AHSAN IQBAL IS A GREAT MAN AND GRAET LEADER IN PAKISTAN.

Ghafoor Baloch ( Quetta,Pakistan) Monday, September 06, 2010 6:23:16 AM (MDT - USA)
سر میںاپ کے پروگرامز کو بہت پسند کرتا ہوں۔ لکین بدقسمتی سے مجھے پتہ نہیں چلتا کہ کب اپ کا پروگرام ہے۔ جب اپ کا پروگرام چل رہا ہوتا ہے دل نہیں کرتا کہ کوئی اور کام کر لوں۔ میں اپ کا دعا گو ہوں۔ اللا اپ کو بلند درجہ عطا کرئیں۔ امین۔ اگر ممکن ہو تو کسی کے زریعے ہمیں اپ کے پروگرامز کے بارے میں معلوم کیا جائے ۔ شکریہ۔ غفور بلوچ 03458326287

Fozia ( Toronto,Canada) Thursday, July 29, 2010 10:10:24 AM (MDT - USA)
I am a big supporter of Ahsan Iqbal and I think persons like Ahsan Iqbal will lead to an educated Pakistan with a great vision

Irfan Rana ( Shakargarh,Pakistan) Wednesday, April 21, 2010 12:31:18 AM (MDT - USA)
Ahsan Iqbal is a noble leader and have the sense for the prosperity of the country and well-being of the people of the country. He is a matures leader with deepest sincerity for the country..

zubair khan ( Abbottabad,Pakistan) Tuesday, January 19, 2010 12:33:05 AM (MDT - USA)
احسن اقبال بہت اچھے اور سلجھے ہوئے انسان ہیں۔ ایسے لوگوں کو پاکستانی سیاست میں آنا چاہیے اور اپنا کردار ادا کرنا چاہیے۔

Muhammad Idrees ( mansehra,United arab Emirates) Friday, November 13, 2009 12:07:03 PM (MDT - USA)
Ture Person and stanuch memeber of bigest party

MUHAMMAD ASIF SHAIKH ( khairpur,Pakistan) Friday, November 06, 2009 5:50:16 AM (MDT - USA)
sir you are too genius person in own intrest side not for the peoples so we those person which actuall accurate person in pakistan. so wish you good luch my well wishes with bt be honest . . Fi-Amanullah.

silent ( newyork,United States) Wednesday, May 06, 2009 8:19:52 PM (MDT - USA)
Mr...ahsen iqbal sahab ...Miyaan jee k elawa bhi or log hain ...Or p se PANJAB nahi Pakistan aata hai.......seat milte hi app lon N wale phol q jate hain ..Na-ahel Bradiraan se ye to maloom karain k ...Karz Utaro ,Mulk sawaron ka kiya howa ..sara pesa kha gai na...good v good ..app log itne selfish q hain ????

rauf ( Karachi,Pakistan) Thursday, March 26, 2009 12:25:14 AM (MDT - USA)
een ki kahani aab ziyada din ki nahein hai en ko saab taraf say ghar kar mara jai ga en ko pata hi nahein hai en kay sath kiya khal ho raha hai aur kon khal raha hai saab lapaytay jain gay Insha Allah

rauf ( Karachi,Pakistan) Tuesday, March 24, 2009 6:31:42 AM (MDT - USA)
Now go in Sawat with ur cj Iftakhar and open court if u guys r brave and kick out Mulana Fazal Ullah -:)

WAHEED ( MISSISSUGA,Canada) Tuesday, March 03, 2009 5:46:49 PM (MDT - USA)
I HEARED QUITE A FEW TIME ON T.V SHOWS , HE HAS GOOD SPEAKER WITH STRONG CONVINCING POWER , ALWAYS REPLY WITH LOGIC, GOD BLESS U AND SHARIF 'S BROTHERS ,AS THEY ARE ONLY SOLE SUPPORTERS OF PAKISTANI PEOPLES REST OF ALL POLITICIAN ARE BUSY IN PLUNDERING MONEY AND SUCKING PEOPES BLOOD,AND THEY ARE DOIND THIS UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF CHIEF OF CRIME STAFF MR ASIF ZOOOORDARI

WAHEED ( MISSISSUGA,Canada) Tuesday, March 03, 2009 5:46:33 PM (MDT - USA)
I HEARED QUITE A FEW TIME ON T.V SHOWS , HE HAS GOOD SPEAKER WITH STRONG CONVINCING POWER , ALWAYS REPLY WITH LOGIC, GOD BLESS U AND SHARIF 'S BROTHERS ,AS THEY ARE ONLY SOLE SUPPORTERS OF PAKISTANI PEOPLES REST OF ALL POLITICIAN ARE BUSY IN PLUNDERING MONEY AND SUCKING PEOPES BLOOD,AND THEY ARE DOIND THIS UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF CHIEF OF CRIME STAFF MR ASIF ZOOOORDARI

malik ( gujarnwala,Pakistan) Sunday, January 11, 2009 8:47:57 PM (MDT - USA)
pain **** hain salay..\\r\\nkiyani plxxxxxxxxxxxx save pakistan 4rm these bloody politicians..plxxxxxxxxxxxx\\r\\ngeo army hail martial law.............

ABID AZAD KHAN ( london,United States) Sunday, January 11, 2009 1:15:10 PM (MDT - USA)
AHSAN SIR U R GREATE SPEAKER GOD BLESS U AND YOUR TEAM

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Ahmed ( Bangkok,Thailand) Monday, September 07, 2009 10:30:30 PM (MDT - USA)
Toady he clearly mentioned that N league's personal vendata against Musharaf. I am very happy because Musharaf is gaining popularity.
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Haider ( Brossard Quebec,Canada) Saturday, May 30, 2009 10:47:54 PM (MDT - USA)
I like your line of thinking. But you have to say it loudly that USA is the enemy number ONE of Pakistan today. The propaganda against Pakistan is so great in North America that most American have very negative opinion about Pakistan and when Pakistani President and ministers visit USA begging for money and selling their respect and dignity , we as Pakistani living in north America feel ashamed. If you want to eradicate extremism, tell American to leave Pakistan and Afghanistan. War against terrorism is a fraud, USA is pushing Pakistan towards a civil war. Pakistanis do not need US aid, aid is only good for people like you and Fauzia to maintain you living standard and privileged status. Very soon oil will go back to over 100 $, what will ruling elite do then. Haider
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Shakir ( Riverdale,United States) Thursday, May 28, 2009 9:05:23 PM (MDT - USA)
He is a Freaking *********** ******* up to a pendu Nawaz the illiterate.
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niaz ( Falls Church,United States) Wednesday, May 13, 2009 7:37:09 PM (MDT - USA)
Ahsan Iqbal possess very high ranking among the politician in our country,he should be president or prime minster of Pakistan.
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( ,United States) Wednesday, May 06, 2009 4:30:09 PM (MDT - USA)
just OK.
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