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Pervaiz Rasheed 10 Personal Facts, Bio, Wiki
Former Member of the Senate of Pakistan
Born: May 1, 1950 (age 72 years), Sialkot, Pakistan
Party: Pakistan Muslim League (N)
Previous office: Member of the Senate of Pakistan (2009–2015)
Education: Govt Gordon Graduate College Rawalpindi
Pervaiz Rashid is a Pakistani politician, and the former Federal Minister of Information, Broadcasting, and National Heritage and Minister for Law, Justice and Human Rights in the Third Sharif ministry.
A member of Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz), Rashid has been a member of the Senate of Pakistan since 2009 and previously served as the Chairman of the Pakistan Television Corporation from 1997 to 1999 during the Sharif’s government in 1997.
Rashid started his political career as a student leader from Pakistan Peoples Party student wing, PSF, from Gordon College Rawalpindi.
Later he joined PML-N and was elected member of the Senate in 1997 on PML-N party ticket. He was made Chairman Pakistan Television Corporation in 1997. He was arrested by the army after the 1999 Musharraf takeover and jailed.
He was sworn in as Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting in June 2013. In November 2013, he was given the additional charge of Minister of Law, Justice and Human Rights.
He was re-elected to the Senate of Pakistan as a candidate of PML (N) in 2015 Pakistani Senate election.
He was made to resign in October 2016 from his position as Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage following the report which alleged his involvement in leaking contents of a high-profile security meeting.
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Prior to be Senator, Rashid was a media executive and served Chairman of the Pakistan Television (PTV) from 1997 to 1999. Early life and Education
Pervaiz Rashid was born on 1 May 1950 to a Kasana family of Gujjars in Sialkot. His father, Abdul Rasheed, was an activist of the Pakistan Movement.
After matriculating from local high school in Lahore, Rashid attended the Gordon College where he received his Bachelor in Fine Arts.
At Gordon College, he was regarded as one of the brilliant student as many senior politicians were his class or college fellows at the time. In the 1980s, he joined the Pakistan Television Corporation and worked in a corporate assignments of the PTV.
He continued his political relations with the PML(North) and eventually becoming the chairman of the Pakistan Television Corporation in 1997.
In 1999, Rashid”s tenure was eventually terminated by Pervez Musharraf after the latter staged a coup against Nawaz Sharif. Minister of information
He was sworn in as Federal Minister of Information and Broadcasting on 3 June 2013.
In the 1970s, he started his political struggle as a student leader against the PPP led by Prime minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. Similar views and national conservative ideology brought Rashid in near circles of Nawaz Sharif in 1990.
He was elected to the Senate of Pakistan in 1998 and again in 2009 on PML-North party ticket.
He was a member of Senate Standing Committees on Information and Broadcasting, at Nawaz Shareef”s third government.
Politicians, journalists and activists are condemning the ‘new low’ in politics as a doctored video of PML-N Vice President Pervaiz Rasheed with an unidentified woman hit the social media.