Shaukat Aziz

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Designation: Former Prime Minister
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Pakistan Muslim League - Quaid-e-Azam

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Shaukat Aziz (born March 6, 1949 in Karachi, Pakistan) was the Prime Minister of Pakistan from 2004 to 2007. He became Finance Minister in November 1999 and was handpicked by President Musharraf for the position of Prime Minister after the resignation of Zafarullah Khan Jamali on June 6, 2004. He became Prime Minister on August 28, 2004 and served until November 15, 2007. He became the first Prime Minister of Pakistan to complete a full term in office.

In 1969 he joined Citibank, serving in various countries, including Pakistan, Greece, the United States, the United Kingdom, Malaysia, and Singapore. He served as Citibank's head of Corporate and Investment Banking for the Asia Pacific region and the CEEMEA region (Central & Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa); as Corporate Planning Officer, Citicorp; as Citibank's Chief Country Officer in Malaysia and, later, in Jordan. He has been a board member of Citibank subsidiaries, including Saudi American Bank, Citicorp Islamic Bank, and of several non-profit organizations.

Aziz was named by the Pakistan Muslim League (Q) as the next Prime Minister after Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali resigned on June 6, 2004.

The post was held by Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain while Aziz fulfilled the constitutional requirement of securing a seat in the lower house of parliament. Aziz ran from two constituencies, Tharparkar-I in Sindh, and Attock- III, located west of Islamabad. While campaigning on July 29, 2004 Aziz survived an assassination attempt in the small town of Fateh Jang in Attock District. A suicide bomber blew himself up next to a car in which Aziz was travelling, killing his chauffeur and eight others. However, Aziz continued campaigning and won from both constituencies. Since he could retain only one seat, he immediately vacated his Tharparkar seat, preferring to represent Attock, where he had won by 76,156 votes to 29,497.

Aziz was elected Prime Minister by Parliament on August 27, 2004, by a vote of 191 to 151 in the National Assembly of Pakistan, and was sworn in on August 28, 2004. He retained his position as Minister of Finance, and he presided over an unprecedented boom in the Pakistani economy.

Aziz left office on November 16, 2007, at the end of the parliamentary term and became the first Prime Minister of Pakistan who left seat after completion of parliamentary term of five years. His party, Pakistan Muslim League (Q), however, refused to offer him a ticket for contesting the 2008 Elections, a mandatory requirement for the second term in the premier post.


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Ali Sid ( Karachi,United States) Sunday, May 31, 2009 4:41:12 AM (MDT - USA)
Agree with Khan Elahi and Saabir...people in Pakistan are jahil..they don't see anything wrong with Zardari and Sharif being corrupt and want bash a self made hardworking intelligent man like Shaukat Aziz for nothing,..jaisay log waisay halaat that's why Pakistan is a 3rd world country with so many problems

saabir ( lund,Sweden) Thursday, April 30, 2009 12:59:40 PM (MDT - USA)
Pakistani qaum se zyada bewaqoof aur jaahil qaum is duniya mein doosri koi ni hai. Yousaf raza gilani jo ye qaum le kar aai hai aur jis ki har taraf taareefein ho ri hain ye bhi logon ko shaukat aziz se behtar lagta hai, waqai andhe hain sab log bhai, ye mulk nain haqeeqatn aik andher nagri hai. Good bus sune jao media se aur woi bole jao. Good.

Khan Elahi ( Lahore,Pakistan) Wednesday, April 22, 2009 3:27:33 PM (MDT - USA)
A financial genius that Pakistanis could never appreciate. Off course, deep down inside all Pakistanis love IMF/WB loans, that's why they keep electing same failures over and over like Nawaz & Zardari

Tariq ( Melbourne,Australia) Tuesday, March 24, 2009 11:46:42 PM (MDT - USA)
Shoukat Azeez, May your End be Like Firoun and you are left like "NISHAN E IBRAT" for people.

Hafeez Khan ( Birmingham,United States) Thursday, February 19, 2009 3:04:17 AM (MDT - USA)
He is not a Pakistani !USA National

abdul khaliq ( paris,France) Sunday, February 08, 2009 4:39:26 AM (MDT - USA)
dakoo................

sarfraz ( karachi,Pakistan) Friday, January 30, 2009 2:00:00 AM (MDT - USA)
You want to know about him? Ask Condalissa Rice (the lizard). This man could not find any other but Condi, what a brakish taste he has. He excels in his 'luterapun'. Hain kawakib kuch nazar atay hain kuch, Datay hain dhoka yeh bazigar khula. Should be hanged to death!

ABID AZAD KHAN ( LONDON,United Kingdom) Friday, January 23, 2009 2:18:46 PM (MDT - USA)
GAZAB KIA TARAY WADAY PAY AITBAR KIA... TERI WAJA MULK KA SATIYA NAAS KIA... TERAY JAISY DO CHAARR HO JAIN TO MULK KA KHUD HI HAFIZ

karam ali ( sahiwal,Pakistan) Tuesday, January 13, 2009 10:09:27 AM (MDT - USA)
nice man.smart gov

Mirza Iqbal ( London,United Kingdom) Friday, January 09, 2009 2:36:55 PM (MDT - USA)
Aik budnama daagh Pakistan ki history main.

Yousuf Mustafa ( Lahore,Pakistan) Tuesday, December 30, 2008 3:55:01 AM (MDT - USA)
Gaddaar, IMF World Bank Agent

ali ( Barcelona,Spain) Sunday, December 28, 2008 11:35:50 AM (MDT - USA)
CIA agent

PatriotPaki ( seoul,Korea Republic of) Friday, December 26, 2008 5:09:28 AM (MDT - USA)
pakistan must bring him back and asked for the fraud statitics he presented befor the nation.he with musharraf almost destroyed pakistan.to be hanged.

Muhammad Khan ( Copenhagen,Denmark) Thursday, December 25, 2008 5:42:37 PM (MDT - USA)
Gaddar-e-Pakistan

Muhammad Awais ( kingston,Canada) Monday, December 22, 2008 10:07:27 PM (MDT - USA)
Great man. Pakistani qaum aik murda parast qaum hai. Ye ache logon ke qaabil hi nain hai. Na kabhi kuch verify kiya bus jo tv se suna bol diya lage hue hain bus politicians ke peeche andha dhund.

Muhammad Awais ( kingston,Canada) Monday, December 22, 2008 10:04:53 PM (MDT - USA)
Never come back to Pakistan. Ye Pakistan nation ache logon ke qaabil hi nain hai. Ye sirf in politicians ki ghulaami mein rehna chahte hain aur bus.

Sana Ullah ( Peshawar,Ireland) Monday, December 22, 2008 6:48:09 PM (MDT - USA)
He was a cancer to Pakistan, the most crap personality my eyes have ever witnessed!!!

Muhammad Shoaib Malik ( Karachi,Pakistan) Thursday, December 18, 2008 7:15:09 AM (MDT - USA)
Imported Ku**a!!!!!\\r\\nLutera Ka*jar!!!!!!

zahid ( hull,United States) Tuesday, December 16, 2008 3:41:54 PM (MDT - USA)
one word SICK............

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