04:57 pm - Thursday 20 June 2013

Qamar Zaman Kaira

Qamar Zaman Kaira born January 5, 1960 in Kharian, Pakistan. He was the former Pakistani Federal Minister for Information & Broadcasting. He also holds the additional office of the Federal Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Northern Areas since March 31, 2008. He also remained the acting Governor of Gilgit-Baltistan

Education
Kaira had his primary education from his local school at Lalamusa. He passed his intermediate examinations from F.G. Degree College Kharian Cantt. He graduated from Forman Christian College University, and did his Masters of Arts (Philosophy) from University of the Punjab, Lahore. He also has a Masters degree in Political Sciences.
Political career
Kaira was elected to the National Assembly and became a minister in the coalition government of PPP, ANP, MQM and JUI-F formed after 2008 elections. He is a senior leader of Pakistan Peoples Party, having won from his local constituency in Gujrat. He was selected to the office of Federal Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Northern Areas on March 31, 2008, and was given the additional office of Federal Minister for Information on March 14, 2009.
Other positions held
• President, Student Union, Federal Government Degree College, Kharian Cantt
• Nazim, Union Council Lala Musa
• Opposition Leader District Council Gujrat
• Member National Assembly 2002-2007
• Member public Accounts Committee, National Assembly 2002-2007
• Chairman Standing Committee SAFRON 2002-2007
• Member National Assembly on 17-03-2008

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