Chaudhry Muhammad Barjees Tahir

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Politician

Designation: Governor of Gilgit–Baltistan
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Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz

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Ch. Muhammad Barjees Tahir (Born 20 April 1949 in Sangla Hill) is a prominent national politician and a parliamentarian from Pakistan Muslim League (N). A key Member of Parliament in Pakistan and a lawyer by profession, he graduated with masters in Law and Political Science from the University of the Punjab.

He started his political career from Lahore as a student activist. Later on he was elected as a member of the National Assembly of Pakistan (MNA). He was elected to the National Assembly of Pakistan for the terms of 1990-1993, 1993-1997, and 1997-1999, and 2008-Present. At his tenure as MNA, many social, economical, educational and infrastructure developments were carried out in Sangla Hill and Sheikhupura. From 1990-1993, he served as Federal Parliamentary Secretary in the ministry of interior during Nawaz Sharif 1990-1993 government. Later he served as a chairman of standing committee of communication. He was also famous for conducting an inquiry regarding helicopter scandal in 1998, in which former President Farooq Leghari and former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto were interogated for their alleged role. Moreover, he represented Pakistan on numerous occasions at UN, IPU (Inter Parliamentary Union) and other international forums.

After the overthrow of the Pakistan Muslim League (N) government in 1999 in a coup de'tat orchestrated by General Pervez Musharraf, he became one of the most vocal critic of the totalitarian military regime. He was arrested and harassed by the military regime on several occasions, and was also pressurized to join the PML (Q), the ruling party, but he refused and decided to stay loyal to PML (N). He was also an activist in the Alliance for Restoration of Democracy (ARD), and in 2004 he was the candidate for the Senate of Pakistan, a vacated seat by Shaukat Aziz who later became the Prime Minister of Pakistan. Recently, he won in the general election 2008, from NA-135 constituency. His party PML (N) is campaigning for the establishment of democracy in the country and he is also a federal joint secretary of Pakistan Muslim League (N).

Committee Assignments

Information Technology Committee (Chairman)

Housing and Works Committee

Petroleum and Natural Resources Committee

National Assembly's Business Advisory Committee


Appointment of Governor of Gilgit-Baltistan

On 14 February 2015, a summary initiated by the Ministry of Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan, President Mamnoon Hussain has approved the Prime Minister’s advice to appoint Ch. Muhammad Barjees Tahir, Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan as Governor of Gilgit-Baltistan, on ex-officio basis and signed the “Commission of Appointment” in his favour.


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Kalim Ullah ( Safder abad,United States) Wednesday, April 10, 2013 4:49:57 AM (MDT - USA)
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