Yousaf Raza Gillani

Yousaf Raza Gillani

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Makhdoom Syed Yousaf Raza Gillani () (born 9 June 1952) is the 17th and current Prime Minister of Pakistan and Vice-Chairman of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP). He was previously Speaker of the National Assembly (1993–1997) and a Federal Minister (1985–1986, 1989–1990).

He was nominated as Prime Minister by the PPP, with the support of its coalition partners, Pakistan Muslim League , Awami National Party, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam and Muttahida Qaumi Movement, on 22 March 2008. BBC News, 22 March 2008 He took the oath of office from President Pervez Musharraf on 25 March 2008., International Herald Tribune, 25 March 2008. Gilani is the first elected Prime Minister of Pakistan from the Saraiki-speaking belt. The News In 2009 Gillani was ranked as the 38th most powerful person in the world by Forbes.

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Gillani was born in Karachi on 9 June 1952. He belongs to an influential political family from Multan. His father was a descendant of Syed Musa Pak, a spiritual figure of the Qadiri Sufism order which traces its origins to Abdul-Qadir Gilani. Yousaf Raza's grandfather comes from Paktia Province, Afghanistan. Gilani did his intermediate from Pakistan's famous University; Forman Christian College University. He attended Government College and obtained his B.A and M.A. in Journalism from University of the Punjab. Gillani is married and has four sons, one...
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