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Mirza Muhammad Afridi Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mirza_Muhammad_Afridi

Mirza Muhammad Afridi
Deputy Chairman of the Senate of Pakistan
Assumed office
12 March 2021
ChairmanSadiq Sanjrani
Preceded bySaleem Mandviwalla
Member of the Senate of Pakistan
Assumed office
12 March 2018
Personal details
NationalityPakistani
Political partyPakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf[1]

Mirza Mohammad Afridi is a Pakistani politician[2] who has been a Member of the Senate of Pakistan, since March 2018 and Deputy Chairman of the Senate of Pakistan since 12 March 2021.

Overview[edit]

Mirza Mohammad Afridi's name first emerged in the political arena at the highest level when he was independently elected a senator from the former FATA in 2018. He joined Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf in 2018 after meeting the Prime Minister Imran Khan at Banni Gala.[3] He is also reported to have been associated with the Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz). In this regard, the statement of PML-N leader Rana Sanaullah has also come to light that Mirza Muhammad Afridi had joined the Noon League after being elected as a senator in 2018. However, there are reports that the Election Commission and Senate websites have written independent candidates in their membership with reference to the 2018 Senate elections. Mirza Muhammad Afridi belongs to the Sipah, a sub-branch of the Afridi tribe in the Khyber tribal region of Pakistan. Mirza Mohammad Afridi is the cousin of Peshawar Zalmi and Haier Company owner Javed Afridi and nephew of former Senator Haji Mohammad Shah Afridi. Mirza Muhammad Afridi is an industrialist and businessman. Local journalists from Khyber District reported that Mirza Mohammad Afridi's family left the area about 30 years ago and settled in Lahore. Education also continued there.

Political career[edit]

Afridi was elected to the Senate of Pakistan as an independent candidate on general seat from FATA and then joined Pakistan Muslim League in 2018 Pakistani Senate election.[4][5] He joined Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf in 2018.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Senate of Pakistan".
  2. ^ "Who is Senator Mirza Muhammad Afridi-Senate of Pakistan - My blog". 12 March 2021. Retrieved 12 March 2021.
  3. ^ a b Chaudhry, Fahad (25 August 2018). "Three Fata senators join PTI". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 13 March 2021.
  4. ^ "LIVE: PML-N-backed independent candidates lead in Punjab, PPP in Sindh - The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 3 March 2018. Retrieved 3 March 2018.
  5. ^ Khan, Iftikhar A. (4 March 2018). "PML-N gains Senate control amid surprise PPP showing". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 4 March 2018.

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