In Pakistan, you need to have a certificate of matriculation to even apply for a peon’s job in the Government sector. Curiously enough, there is no such a quality educational system to become a leader in Pakistan. Educational qualification of Famous Pakistani politicians is very ineffective.
The necessity for actual qualifications to work in the government has disappeared, resulted in some unexpected results. Here we will be discussing the political history and educational qualification of some of the famous Pakistani politicians.
Here is a list some of the major politicians of Pakistan along with their political and educational qualification.
Shahbaz Sharif is a bachelors in Arts degree holder. He did his bachelors from Government college university, Lahore. After the completion of his graduation, he decided to work in the Ittefaq industry owned by his own family. He started his political career in 1988 and was elected as a member of provisional assembly(MPA), defeating a candidate of Pakistan People Party as a candidate of Islami Jamhoori Ittehad party and was forced to leave his position soon.
In next election of 1990, he won a seat of National assembly from NA-96. In 1993, he was elected as a member of the provisional assembly and opposition leader in Punjab assembly. In 1997, he was elected as the Cheif minister of Punjab winning a seat of MPA from PP-125. Winning a seat of MPA from PP-10, he again became Cheif minister of Punjab in 2008. He became Cheif minister of Punjab third time in 2013 general election as a candidate of PML-N. Development was his political aim.
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2. Imran Khan
Imran Khan is counted in only one of those politicians who have graduated from Oxford, England. He is the only Pakistani who has served as Chancellor of Bradford University, England. After serving for 2 decades in Pakistan international cricket, he came into politics. He started his professional political career in 1996 and founded “Pakistan Tehreek-Insaf”.
He could not get a single seat of National assembly in 1997 general election of Pakistan. Then in 2002, he was elected as a member of National assembly from Mianwali, Punjab. He served as an opposition leader until 2002. He boycotted the general election of 2008. In general election 2013, he won a seat of National Assembly. His party also succeeded in making Provisional Government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Equality, Justice and a “New Pakistan” are his political slogans.
3. Nawaz Sharif
Former three-time Prime Minister of Pakistan is graduated from the University of Punjab, Lahore in business studies. He was put forward into politics by his father and President of that time General Zia ul Haq appointed him as Provisional minister for finance in Punjab in 1981. Soon in 1985, he was appointed as the Cheif minister of Punjab. He made an alliance and hence was selected as Prime minister of Pakistan for the very first time. In 1999, Parvaiz Musharaf not only removed him from his position but also exiled him from Pakistan.
After coming back to Pakistan after 10 years, he started his political campaign which resulted in to be the Prime Minister of Pakistan for the 3rd time in 2013 general election. He was disqualified from his post due to the allegations of making illegal properties named in Panama papers in 2017.
3. Asif Ali Zardari
Asif Ali Zardari has a very contradictional educational history. He completed his school education from Karachi. A school clerk of Patrick High School, Karachi said that he failed from exams. According to his statement of 2008, he claimed that he is graduated from the London School of Business studies. But this has not been confirmed yet.
In 1983 election for the seat of the district council, he lost badly from Nawabshah. In general election of 1990, he was in jail but succeeded to get a seat for National assembly. He has also served as Investmentment Minister and the chairman of Environment Protection Council (EPC). He has been arrested several times for different allegations. After the assassination of Benazir Bhutto, he was appointed as the Chairman of Pakistan Peoples Party.
In general election of 2008, Pakistan Peoples Party won with majority and they formed a coalition government with PML-N and did some constitutional amendments. After election and departure of Musharaf, he was appointed as the President of Pakistan in 2008.
4. Bilawal Bhutto Zardari
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has completed his graduation from Christ Church, University of Oxford, London in history and politics. He started his political career at a very young age of 19 years and participated important meeting of Pakistan People Party. He has never ever contested a single general election of Pakistan. He was appointed as the Chairman of Pakistan People Party on 30 December 2007 just before the general election of 2008. He is now a candidate for the Prime Minister of Pakistan in the general election of 2018.
5. Maryam Nawaz Sharif
Daughter of three times Ex-Prime Minister of Pakistan completed her early education from Convent of Jesus and marry, Lahore. She graduated from Punjab University in Arts. She started her political career in 2012 and started the campaign of her father for the general election of 2013. In the same year, she was also appointed as the chairperson of Prime Minister Youth Programme which opposed severely by opposition due to corruption allegations in the programme.
She became the one of the powerful political woman in 20017 by BBC and The New York Times. After the disqualification of Nawaz Sharif, she became very active in politics. She campaigned for the election of NA-120 for her mother in 2017 and won that seat with majority. A number of cases are still pending on her regarding the declaration of assets and their documentation in Supreme court of Pakistan.