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Shaukat Aziz
شوکت عزیز
Shaukat Aziz

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In office
20 August 2004 – 15 November 2007
President Pervez Musharraf
Preceded by Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain
Succeeded by Muhammad Mian Soomro

In office
12 October 1999 – 15 November 2007
Preceded by Ishaq Dar
Succeeded by Salman Shah

Born March 6, 1949 (1949-03-06) (age 59)
Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Political party Pakistan Muslim League (Q)
Religion Sunni Islam
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Shaukat Aziz at the White House with US president George W. Bush.
Shaukat Aziz at the White House with US president George W. Bush.

Shaukat Aziz (Urdu: شوکت عزیز), (born March 6, 1949 in Karachi, Pakistan) was the Prime Minister of Pakistan from 2004 to 2007. He became Finance Minister in November 1999 and was handpicked by President Musharraf for the position of Prime Minister after the resignation of Zafarullah Khan Jamali on June 6, 2004. He became Prime Minister on August 28, 2004 and served until November 15, 2007. He became the first Prime Minister of Pakistan to complete a full term in office. Government of Pakistan (Urdu: حکومتِ پاکستان)The Constitution of Pakistan provides for a Federal Parliamentary System of government, with a President as the Head of State and an indirectly-elected Prime Minister as the chief executive. ... The President of Pakistan (UrdÅ«: صدر مملکت Sadr-e-Mumlikat) is the head of state of Pakistan. ... Pervez Musharraf (Urdu: ) (born 11 August 1943, Delhi) is the current President of Pakistan, Chief of Army Staff of the Pakistan Army. ... The Prime Minister of Pakistan (Urdu: وزیر اعظم Wazir-e- Azam) is the Head of Government of Pakistan. ... Muhammad Mian Soomro (Urdu: محمد میاں سومرو) took over as caretaker Prime Minister of Pakistan on November 15, 2007. ... Bold text Majlis-e-Shoora (Urdu: مجلس شوری) (Council of Advisors in Urdu, although referred to as Parliament) is the bicameral federal legislature of Pakistan that consists of the Senate (upper house) and the National Assembly (lower house). ... The Senate of Pakistan is the upper House of the bicameral Parliament of Pakistan. ... The current Chairman of the Senate is Muhammad Mian Soomro An Introduction Senate History & Introduction The 1970 Assembly framed the 1973 Constitution which was passed on 12th April and promulgated on 14th August 1973. ... The National Assembly is the lower house of the bicameral Parliament of Pakistan. ... The Supreme Judicial Council of Pakistan is a body of judges empowered under Article 209 of the constitution of Pakistan to hear cases of misconduct against judges. ... The Supreme Court (Urdu: عدالت عظمیٰ ) is the apex court in Pakistans judicial hierarchy, the final arbiter of legal and constitutional disputes. ... The Chief Justice of Pakistan heads the Supreme Court of Pakistan. ... The Federal Shariat Court of Pakistan consists of 8 muslim judges including the Chief Justice. ... The Chief Justice heads the Federal Shariat Court of Pakistan. ... There are four High Courts of Pakistan, these are based in the capital cities of the four provinces. ... The District Courts of Pakistan are courts that operate at the district level, they are controlled by the high courts. ... Political parties in Pakistan lists political parties in Pakistan. ... Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) (Urdu: متحدہ مجلس عمل ) (United Council of Action) is a coalition between religious-political parties in Pakistan. ... MQMs Political Flag Muttahida Qaumi Movement (Urdu: متحدہ قومی موومنٹ) generally known as MQM or simply Muttahida, is one of the largest political parties in Pakistan. ... The Pakistan Muslim League (N) (Urdu: پاکستان مسلم لیگ Ù†) is a political party in Pakistan. ... PML-Q flag The Pakistan Muslim League (Quaid-e-Azam), or PML-Q (Urdu: پاکستان مسلم لیگ Ù‚) is a centrist political party in Pakistan, which was formed by Pervez Musharraf. ... The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) (Urdu: پاکستان پیپلز پارٹی ) is a mainstream centre-left political party in Pakistan. ... The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (Urdu: پاکستان تحريک انصاف) (Pakistan Movement for Justice) is a political party in Pakistan. ... Political parties in Pakistan lists political parties in Pakistan. ... The Provincial Governors is the head of the province in Pakistan. ... 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Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...

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Education

Aziz attended Saint Patrick's High School, Karachi and Abbottabad Public School, Abbottabad. He passed his Intermediate from Government Islamia College, Kasur. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Gordon College, Rawalpindi, in 1967. He obtained an MBA Degree in 1969 from Pakistani Business School IBA, Institute of Business Administration, Karachi. It was during his studies at the IBA that he secured an internship at Citibank and began his banking career. For other uses, see Saint Patricks High School (disambiguation). ...   (Sindhi: , Urdu: ) is the largest city in Pakistan and is the provincial capital of Sindh province. ... Abbottabad Public School, also commonly referred to as APS and Railway Public School, is a private, all boys, boarding school for, 7th to 12th grade students, located in Abbottabad, Pakistan. ... Abbottabad (Urdu: ایبٹ آباد) is the principal city of Abbottabad District in the Northwest Frontier Province of Pakistan. ... Kasur (Urdu/Punjabi: قصور), the city of Bulleh Shah, located 55 km southeast of Lahore, is one of the oldest cities in Pakistan. ... Government Gordon College, Rawalpindi was established as a school in 1893. ...   (Urdu: راولپنڈی) is a city in the Potwar Plateau near Pakistans capital city of Islamabad, in the province of Punjab. ... Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a tertiary degree in business management. ... There are two business schools named the Institute of Business Administration: Institute of Business Administration Karachi is the older of the two and is in Karachi, Pakistan. ...   (Sindhi: , Urdu: ) is the largest city in Pakistan and is the provincial capital of Sindh province. ...


Career

Citibank executive

In 1969 he joined Citibank, serving in various countries, including Pakistan, Greece, the United States, the United Kingdom, Malaysia, and Singapore. He served as Citibank's head of Corporate and Investment Banking for the Asia Pacific region and the CEEMEA region (Central & Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa); as Corporate Planning Officer, Citicorp; as Citibank's Chief Country Officer in Malaysia and, later, in Jordan. He has been a board member of Citibank subsidiaries, including Saudi American Bank, Citicorp Islamic Bank, and of several non-profit organizations[1]. Citibank is a major international bank, founded in 1812 as the City Bank of New York. ...


Finance Minister

On 26th November 1999 at about 10 pm, few days after the coup, while addressing a gathering of PakPAC, a political lobbying sub-body of the Association of Pakistani Physicians of North America (APPNA), Musharraf stated in his dinner speech that Shaukat Aziz has come to Pakistan with forty other financial experts who have offered free service to revive the Pakistani economy. Then he asked Shaukat Aziz to stand up and introduce himself to audience [2]. In a 2007 TV Aziz said he was called from the USA[citation needed].


In November 1999 Aziz became the government's Minister of Finance with responsibility for Finance, Economic Affairs, Statistics, Planning and Development, and Revenue Divisions. As Minister of Finance Aziz also headed the Economic Coordination Committee of the Cabinet, the Cabinet Committee on Investment, the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council, and the Cabinet Committee on Privatization. The Finance Minister of Pakistan heads the Ministry of Finance. ... The Ministry is headed by the Finance Minister of Pakistan, who must be a member of Parliament of Pakistan. ... The Ministry is headed by the Finance Minister of Pakistan, who must be a member of Parliament of Pakistan. ... A division of the Ministry of Finance of the Government of Pakistan. ... The Ministry is headed by the Finance Minister of Pakistan, who must be a member of Parliament of Pakistan. ... The Ministry is headed by the Finance Minister of Pakistan, who must be a member of Parliament of Pakistan. ...


In 2001 Aziz was declared 'Finance Minister of the Year' by Euromoney and Banker's Magazine. His term as Finance Minister was associated with accelerating growth in the Pakistani economy and making it one of the fastest growing in the world. Euromoney magazine [1] is a monthly publication focusing on international banking and capital markets. ... The economy of Pakistan is the 2nd largest economy in the world as measured by purchasing power parity (PPP). ...


Prime Minister

Aziz was named by the Pakistan Muslim League (Q) as the next Prime Minister after Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali resigned on June 6, 2004. PML-Q flag The Pakistan Muslim League (Quaid-e-Azam), or PML-Q (Urdu: پاکستان مسلم لیگ ق) is a centrist political party in Pakistan, which was formed by Pervez Musharraf. ... The Prime Minister of Pakistan (Urdu: وزیر اعظم Wazir-e- Azam) is the Head of Government of Pakistan. ... Former Prime Minister of Pakistan Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali (born January 1, 1944) is a former Prime Minister of Pakistan. ... is the 157th day of the year (158th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The post was held by Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain while Aziz fulfilled the constitutional requirement of securing a seat in the lower house of parliament. Aziz ran from two constituencies, Tharparkar-I in Sindh, and Attock- III, located west of Islamabad[3]. While campaigning on July 29, 2004 Aziz survived an assassination attempt in the small town of Fateh Jang in Attock district. A suicide bomber blew himself up next to a car in which Aziz was travelling, killing his chauffeur and eight others. However, Aziz continued campaigning and won from both constituencies. Since he could retain only one seat, he immediately vacated his Tharparkar seat, preferring to represent Attock, where he had won by 76,156 votes to 29,497. Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain (Urdu: چودھری شجاعت حسین) (born 1946) is a politician from Pakistan who was the Prime Minister of that country from June 30, 2004 until August 28, 2004. ... The Parliament of Pakistan is known as the Majlis-e-Shoora (Council of Advisors). ... Tharparkar (Urdu: تھرپارکر) district is located in Sindh, Pakistan. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other places called Islamabad, see Islamabad (disambiguation). ... is the 210th day of the year (211th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Fateh Jang (Fatehjang / Fatehjung / Fatehgarh / Fatehgunj / Fatehganj) is small town of Attock District in the Punjab province of Pakistan. ...


Aziz was elected Prime Minister by Parliament on August 27, 2004, by a vote of 191 to 151 in the National Assembly of Pakistan, and was sworn in on August 28, 2004. He retained his position as Minister of Finance, and he presided over an unprecedented boom in the Pakistani economy. is the 239th day of the year (240th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The National Assembly is the lower house of the bicameral Parliament of Pakistan. ... is the 240th day of the year (241st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Aziz left office on November 16, 2007, at the end of the parliamentary term and became the first Prime Minister of Pakistan who left seat after completion of parliamentary term of five years.[4] is the 320th day of the year (321st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


References

  1. ^ Profile: Shaukat Aziz - BBC NEWS
  2. ^ Pakistan Television
  3. ^ Shaukat takes oath as MNA, Retains Attock Seat - Pakistan Times
  4. ^ "Soomro takes oath as Pakistan's caretaker PM", Xinhua News Agency, November 16, 2007.

Front gate of the main building of Xinhua News Agency in Beijing For other uses, see Xinhua (disambiguation). ...

External links

  • Profile by BBC dated July 30, 2004
  • Profile by PILDAT
  • The Turnaround Wizard - Asia Inc. cover story, March 4, 2004
  • Asiasource interview of Shaukat Aziz dated April 20, 2004
  • http://www.infopak.gov.pk/primeminister.aspx
  • A conversation with Pakistan Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz A South China Morning Post podcast featuring an interview with Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz, dated 28 March 2007
Preceded by
Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain
Prime Minister of Pakistan
2004–2007
Succeeded by
Muhammad Mian Soomro
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