Khawaja Muhammad Asif is a politician belonging to Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz party (PMLN). After being elected again in May 2013 elections he currently is serving as the Minister for Water and Power. Khawaja Asif
Khawaja Muhammad Asif
Khawaja Muhammad Asif is a politician belonging to Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz party (PMLN). After being elected again in May 2013 elections he currently is serving as the Minister for Water and Power. Khawaja Asif is the son of Khawaja Muhammad Safdar a renowned politician of the Pakistan Movement. He is a businessman and a banker by profession.
Khawaja Asif received his BA and then LLB degree from University of the Punjab in 1970. Subsequently he gained Masters in Economics from London School of Economics (LSE) in 1975.
Prior to getting into politics, Khawaja Asif lived in the UAE for many years, and worked in the Bank of Credit and Commerce International. He quit and moved back to Pakistan in 1991, shortly before the death of his father and took his place in politics, standing from the same constituency in the city Sialkot, and has won every election since 1991.
In the 2008 general election, he was elected for the fourth term as a member of the National Assembly on PML-N's ticket. He was previously elected as an MNA in the years 1993, 1997, 2002. He also served as a senator during years 1991–1993. In the Nawaz Sharif cabinet of 1997–1999, Khawaja Asif held the portfolio of Chairman Privatization Commission, with the status of a federal minister.
He is renowned for his oratory skills and denunciation of military intervention in the political domain. Previously, he has also served as the Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources, with additional portfolio of Sports Ministry in the PM Yousaf Raza Gillani cabinet.
He is married with a son and three daughters.