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Chaudhry Abdul Majid

Chaudhry Abdul Majid (born in Badaal/Chakswari, Mirpur) is a Pakistani-Kashmiri politician who serves as the Prime Minister of Azad Jammu And Kashmir. He has been the President of the Pakistan Peoples Party in Azad Kashmir since 2007.[1]

Early life

Majeed completed his metric at Mirpur School and then went to the Karachi Muslim Law School, where he graduated BA and LLB.[2][3]

Political career

Majeed became a member of the AJK Assembly in 1985. In 1990 he won the confidence of his constituency for a second time and was appointed as Minister of Finance & Planning and Development for Azad Kashmir.

In 1993 Majeed became one of the vice-presidents of the PPP in the region and was also appointed as Chairman of the party's social action programme. At the 1996 general elections Majeed won his seat again, this time with a two-thirds majority, and became Minister for Revenue, Agriculture and NRMP. In 1998 he was Chairman of PPP Shaeed BB, which nominated him as Speaker of the Assembly, and he was elected with the support of both the government and the opposition benches, becoming the first speaker in the history of AJK to receive such a cross-party vote of confidence.

At the 2001 elections he was again elected to the AJK Assembly, becoming the first sitting Speaker of the Assembly to be re-elected in a contested election. In 2005 he became senior vice-president of his party and later in 2006 also became a member of the PPP Central Executive Committee. At the 2006 elections he was elected to the Assembly again and the Chairperson appointed him as a party president of AJK.

In 2011, he was elected Prime Minister of Azad Kashmir. Majeed suffered a major heart attack in the summer of 2014 but survived and he has also performed umrah with his family.

Present Director Co-ordination and Political advisor of AJK PM Ch abdul Majid is Raja Chairman Khalid farooq (Braford, Mirpur, Potha Benhsi).

In 2014 bi election from bloach Majeed was accused to trying to influence the election by using government resources. Pti candidate Sardar Majid Rashid brought forward proves against Majeed and accused prime minister of trying to bribe him to withdraw from elections.[4]

References

  1. ^ "'Pakistan key party to Kashmir issue'".  
  2. ^ www.dawn.comPakistan tribes
  3. ^ "'Pakistan key party to Kashmir issue'".  
  4. ^ [1]

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