Syed Waseem Akhtar

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Syed Waseem Akhtar
Member of the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab
In office
29 May 2013 – 31 May 2018
Personal details
Born(1956-09-09)9 September 1956
Lahore
Died3 June 2019(2019-06-03) (aged 62)
NationalityPakistani
Political partyJamaat-e-Islami Pakistan

Syed Waseem Akhtar (9 September 1956 – 3 June 2019) was a Pakistani politician who had been a Member of the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab, between 1990 and May 2018.

Early life and education

He was born on 9 September 1956 in Lahore.[1]

He has a degree of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery which he obtained in 1980 from Quaid-e-Azam Medical College.[1]

Political career

He ran for the seat of the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab as a candidate of Islami Jamhoori Ittehad (IJI) from Constituency PP-222 (Bahawalpur-V) in 1988 Pakistani general election but was unsuccessful. He received 11,752 votes and lost the seat to a candidate of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP).[2]

He was elected to the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab as a candidate of IJI from Constituency PP-271 (Bahawalpur-V) in 1990 Pakistani general election. He received 32,382 votes and defeated a candidate of Pakistan Democratic Alliance.[2]

He ran for the seat of the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab as a candidate of Pakistan Islamic Front (PIF) from Constituency PP-271 (Bahawalpur-V) in 1993 Pakistani general election but was unsuccessful. He received 5,312 votes and lost the seat to a candidate of Pakistan Muslim League (N) (PML-N).[2]

He was re-elected to the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab as a candidate of Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal from Constituency PP-271 (Bahawalpur-V) in 2002 Pakistani general election. He received 21,078 votes and defeated a candidate of PPP.[3]

He was re-elected to the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab as a candidate of Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan from Constituency PP-271 (Bahawalpur-V) in 2013 Pakistani general election.[4][5]

Death

He died on 3 June 2019 at age of 62 following a brief illness.[6][7] His funeral was offered in Bahawalpur.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Punjab Assembly". www.pap.gov.pk. Archived from the original on 16 January 2018. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Punjab Assembly election result 1988-97" (PDF). ECP. Archived from the original (PDF) on 30 August 2017. Retrieved 30 March 2018.
  3. "2002 election result" (PDF). ECP. Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 January 2018. Retrieved 28 February 2018.
  4. "Notification - Results Punjab Assembly 2013 election" (PDF). ECP. Archived from the original (PDF) on 20 January 2018. Retrieved 20 January 2018.
  5. "List of winners of Punjab Assembly seats". The News. 13 May 2013. Archived from the original on 16 January 2018. Retrieved 18 January 2018.
  6. "Main leader of Jamaat-e-Islami, Dr. Syed Waseem Akhtar passed away, Siraj-ul-Haq and others expressed grief".
  7. "JI South Punjab Ameer Dr Waseem dies". www.thenews.com.pk. Retrieved 22 August 2020.


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