Ex-president of Pakistan Fazal Ilahi’s anniversary today

June 1, 2012

Ex-president of Pakistan Fazal Ilahi’s anniversary today

Staff ReportKARACHI: Former president of Pakistan, Fazal Ilahi Chaudhry who earlier worked in numerous government positions, is being remembered on his death anniversary today (Friday).Fazal Ilahi Chaudhry was born in a Gujjar family in Marala village, near the city of Kharian, Gujrat District in Punjab province on January 1, 1904. He joined the Muslim League in 1942. After Independence, he was given the post of Parliamentary Secretary. He was later appointed Minister for Education and Health. In 1951, he contested the elections of the Punjab Legislative Assembly on the Muslim League ticket and was elected as a member of the Punjab Assembly. In 1952, he represented Pakistan in the United Nations. In the 1956 elections, he was elected as member of the Assembly and later as the Speaker of the National Assembly. He remained as Speaker till 1958. In 1962, when Ayub Khan announced the elections, he was selected as the Deputy Opposition Leader of the House on the basis of his experience and knowledge about parliamentary proceedings. He joined the Convention Muslim League, and after the 1956 elections, he was elected as the Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly. He was elected as member of the National Assembly in 1970 on the ticket of Pakistan People’s Party and was later elected as the Speaker of the National Assembly. After the 1973 Constitution, Fazal Ilahi Chaudhry was made the President of Pakistan for five years on August 14, 1973. On July 5, 1977, the army took over the reigns of power in the country. Fazal Ilahi, however, completed his tenure as President of Pakistan. He died on June 2, 1982. SAMAA

 
 
 
 
 


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