Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Qamar Zaman Kaira

Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Mr. Qamar Zaman Kaira, was born on January 5, 1960 in the district of Gujrat, Pakistan. He obtained his early education from his home town and got Master’s degree in Philosophy from the University of the Punjab, Lahore.

Starting off as a vocal and prominent student leader in 1970, he was voted in as president of the students’ union at the Federal Government College, Gujrat. Later, he was to be known as one who raised his voice for freedom of speech and democracy during the military government in the country. Due to his work for welfare of the people of his constituency, he was elected Nazim of the Union Council Gujrat.

In 2002, he was elected Member National Assembly. From the beginning of his political career he has worked for the Pakistan People Party. While in the Parliament he became member of the Public Accounts Committee and also the Chairman of Standing Committee for SAFRON.

Mr. Qamar Zaman has visited India, Norway, Denmark, Finland, France, United States and United Kingdom to attend conferences and seminars. He is married and has two sons and a daughter. His hobbies include reading. Areas of his interest in the legislature include education, finance, and communication.

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