Raja Pervez Ashraf: Brief profile

Published: June 22, 2012
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PPP stalwart Raja Pervez Ashraf was elected as new prime minister of Pakistan by National Assembly members on Friday.  PHOTO: AFP/FILE

PPP stalwart Raja Pervez Ashraf was elected as new prime minister of Pakistan by National Assembly members on Friday. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

ISLAMABAD: PPP stalwart Raja Pervez Ashraf was elected as the new prime minister of Pakistan by National Assembly members on Friday.

Here is a brief profile of Ashraf:

Declared assets: Rs62million

Political career: Elected twice from NA-51, Gujjar Khan. Appointed federal minister for water and power after the 2008 elections. Was again appointed a minister in the recently-dissolved cabinet.

Controversy: Faces corruption allegation for receiving kickbacks in rental power projects and buying properties in London. The Supreme Court also directed NAB to take action against Ashraf for his alleged involvement in rental power case.

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  • Mubashir
    Jun 22, 2012 - 8:36PM

    So is this a pre-requisite for a PM? Must be invovled in a corruption case!!

    If such are the priests, then God bless the congregation!!

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  • Ahmed
    Jun 22, 2012 - 8:55PM

    Allah Bless Pakistan, it is because of our own deeds that corrupted and inefficient people are ruling over us, we should not blame others, we have to look into ourselves.

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  • rimsha
    Jun 22, 2012 - 9:38PM

    such controversial and corrupt personality is now our PM. clap for zardari.the way the played cunningly and shrewdly.. has done a huge damage to country.Recommend

  • Jun 22, 2012 - 10:12PM

    May Allah bless to Pakistan now, hope this year will bring happiness which is bit unlikely under new PM but who knows….

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  • Yasir
    Jun 22, 2012 - 10:19PM

    Soooooooooooooooo Funny, A person failed in his only ministry has been made the head of all ministries.
    Clapping for “Zordari” politicking style……Recommend

  • naeem khan Ks
    Jun 22, 2012 - 11:02PM

    What about his education, did he get some doctorate degree from so called US college . Please enlighten me. where did he go to high school, where did he live, did he serve the armed forces, was he involved in corruption prior to Rentals etc.You have shown incomplete profile, what a shame.Recommend

  • Donga Bonga
    Jun 23, 2012 - 1:02AM

    That sure is a brief profile :P

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  • Singh
    Jun 23, 2012 - 6:10AM

    Incomplete profile. Should start from school days. Is he from middle class or some feudal background. Please write detail of past.

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  • Syed Adeel
    Jun 23, 2012 - 6:20AM

    He is a thief! that completes the profile!

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  • Yousaf Hyat
    Jun 23, 2012 - 7:54AM

    He is a thief we all know ,Yet not one of us can stop his rise to power ..The sure sign of a dead nation..

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  • Rabia
    Jun 23, 2012 - 11:37AM

    God Bless our Country

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  • zaheer
    Jun 23, 2012 - 5:03PM

    Pakistan ka matlab kia:

    1947: La ela ha – il lallah

    2009-till date: Gundaaa dakaa or Aghwaaa

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  • Ajamal
    Jun 24, 2012 - 4:40PM

    I heard some PPP leaders praising their leadership (AAZ, of course) for making a middle class person the PM.

    Well, how many middle class in Pakistan hold “declared” assets worth Rs 62 million???

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  • naeem khan Manhattan,Ks
    Jun 30, 2012 - 6:18PM

    I never see anything about his education, did he get some doctor of law degree too. Oh, how many Pakistani middle class people buy millions worth property in London and declared assets Rs.62 million, this is just declared assets, if anyone thinks that he has no hidden assets,they are mistaken or naive. In the land of Pure people get to be PM where their integrity is just zeroRecommend

  • jehanzeb
    Jun 30, 2012 - 8:43PM

    our rulers are from us. we the people, who elect them. To have best rulers, we need to make ourself best. That is the only way by which we can make our country a progressive country.

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