Mian Raza Rabbani is a senior senator from the Sindh Province. He is currently serving as Chairman of the Senate of Pakistan. He has also served as the Chairman of the Senate standing committee on National Security and Constitutional reforms, since 2008. He is the senior and high-ranking member of the central committee of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), of which he is also its central leader.
After his early education at the Habib Public School Karachi, he joined the University of Karachi where he got his B.A. and LLB degrees, Mian Raza Rabbani pioneered the National Organization of the Progressive Students and was its founder Chairman from 1971-1974.
After graduating from law degree from Karachi University, he started his career in the national politics in 1988 from the PPP platform. After contesting in 1993 general elections, he secured the appointment as Justice minister in the government of Prime minister Benazir Bhutto.
Since the 2008 general elections, he has been tenuring as the chairman of the parliamentary committee on national security and constitutional reforms; his major contributions includes his work on the 18th amendment, of which he strongly lobbied for the amendment to be part of the constitution, and later helped reformed and re-evaluate the foreign-domestic policies of the government.
Senator Rabbani has held many important positions during his career. He has been Federal Law Minister and the Minister of State for Interprovincial Relations.
During Previous Parliamentary tenures, Mian Raza Rabbani has served as Advisor to the Prime Minister on Inter-Provincial Coordination (March 2010-February 2011); Leader of the House, Senate of Pakistan (March 2008-March 2009); Leader of Opposition, Senate of Pakistan (Jan 2005-March 2006) (June 2006-March 2008); Member, Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs (1996-1999); Member, Senate Committee on Information and Broadcasing (1996-1999); Deputy Leader of the Opposition, Senate of Pakistan (1996-1999); Federal Minister of State for Law and Justice (1994-1996); Chairman, Senate Standing Committee on Sports and Culture (1993-1994) Senate Standing Committee on Sports and Culture (1993-1994)and Advisor to the Chief Minister Sindh for Co-operative (1988-1990).
Despite his disagreements with his party, Senator Rabbani was named by the President to be the Chairperson of the Parliamentary Committee on National Security and the Chairperson of the Parliamentary Committee on Constitutional Reform (PCCR).