PRIVATE POWER & INFRASTRUCTURE BOARD

 

GOVERNMENT OF PAKISTAN

MINISTRY OF ENERGY (POWER DIVISION)

   
  CHAIRMAN's PROFILE
 
Sardar Awais Ahmad Khan  Leghari

Federal Minister for Power Division, Ministry of Energy
/ Chairman PPIB
   

Mr. Awais Ahmad Khan Leghari born in March 22, 1971 at Dera Ghazi Khan is Member of National Assembly from Dera Ghazi Khan (NA-173) and Minister for Power Division, Ministry of Energy.  He has formerly served as Federal Minister for Information Technology from 2002-2007 whereby Pakistan saw phenomenal growth in the IT and Telecom sector due to a cellular policy that won the GSM award for "best telecom and IT policy," in Barcelona in 2005. He remained chairperson of the Standing Committee of the National Assembly on Foreign Affairs and served as a Member of various other Standing Committees.

 

Mr. Awais Leghari belongs to a prominent political family of Dera Ghazi Khan. His father, Sardar Farooq Ahmad Khan Leghari reached the culmination of his career by assuming office of President of Pakistan in 1993. At this point of Awais Leghari's life, he was studying at the University of Rochester in New York, USA, from where he graduated with honours in Economics (game theory) and Political Science. His initial schooling was at Aitcheson College, Lahore.

 

Mr. Awais Leghari began his political career in 1997 when he won a Provincial seat from Rajanpur as an independent candidate. He joined the Millat Party in 1998 and won two seats in the elections of 2002, a National assembly seat in D.G. Khan and a Provincial seat in Rajanpur. During his tenure as Federal Minister Information Technology and Telecommunication, Awais Leghari was also part of the World Economic Forum where he represented Pakistan as a Young Global Leader and brought issues like lack of education and poverty in the fore front of discussions.

 

He contested the 2013 elections as an independent candidate and won a National assembly seat from D.G. Khan. He joined the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz after coming into the Parliament.

     
     
 
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