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Khawja Asif takes over charge of water, power ministry PDF Print E-mail
ISLAMABAD, Jun 8 (APP): Federal Minister, Khawaja Muhammad Asif on Saturday assumed the charge of the Ministry of Water and Power here. After taking over the charge, he was given briefing by the Secretary and other senior officials on the affairs of the Ministry. 
Khawaja Muhammad Asif, a Pakistani lawmaker and politician of Democratic Party Pakistan Muslim League (N) was born on August 9, 1949 in Sialkot.
Asif previously served as the Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources, with additional portfolio of Sports Ministry in the Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani cabinet.
Before getting into politics, Khawaja Asif lived in the UAE for many years, and worked in the different Banks. Later, he quit and moved back to Pakistan in 1991, shortly before the death of his father, and took his place  in politics, he was elected to senate.
In 1993, he resigned from senate and contested and won National Assembly seat from (Sialkot).
In the 2013 general election, he was elected for the fifth term as a member of the National Assembly on PML-N’s ticket and was appointed Federal Minister for Water and Power by the Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif.  He was previously elected as an MNA for in the years 1993, 1997, 2002 and 2008.
In the Nawaz Sharif cabinet of 1997-1999, Khawaja Asif held the portfolio of Chairman Privatization Commission, with the status of a federal minister. He is married with three daughters and a son.
 
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