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Wasim Sajjad
Name: Wasim Sajjad
Tenure: March 2006 to March 2012
Province: Federal Capital
Party: Pakistan Muslim League (PML)
Seat Description: Technocrats Including Ulema
Designation: Senator

Personal Information

Contact Detail

Office Number: 051-2611395, 9100146
Home Number: 051-2240903, 2242630
Mobile Number: 0334-5175223
Fax Number: 051-2655416,051-9255445
E-mail: pso2wasimsajjad@ymail.com
wasim.sajjad@senate.gov.pk
Local Address: H.No.12-A, P&V Street 6, Scheeme-II, Park Road, Chak Shahzad, Islamabad.
Permanent Address: H.No.15, St-49, F-7/4, Islamabad.

Political Career

Position Held: 1. Elected to the Senate of Pakistan in 1985, 1991, 1997, 2003 and again in 2006.

2. Held the Office of the Federal Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs from September, 1986 to December, 1988. Also held the portfolio of the Federal Minister for Interior & Narcotics Control.

3. Leader of the Opposition in the Senate in 1988.

4. Elected as Chairman, Senate of Pakistan, in December, 1988. Re elected as Chairman, Senate, in 1991, 1994 & 1997, for a term of three years each time. He has thus been Chairman Senate for about twelve years which is the longest period for any Chairman Senate in Pakistan.

4a. He has acted as President of Pakistan on numerous occasions during absence of the President from Pakistan.

5. President of Pakistan from July to November, 1993 (During this period, general elections were held in the country and power was transferred to the elected government).

6. President of Pakistan from December, 1997 to January, 1998.

7. Leader of the House in the Senate of Pakistan from March, 2003 to March, 2008.

Academic Career

Qualification: M.A
LL.B (Punjab)
M.A. (Oxon)
B.C.L. (Oxon)
Barrister-at-Law of The Inner Temple London
Honorary Fellow Wadhan College Oxford

Countries Visited

List of Countries As Chairman of the Senate he has led parliamentary delegations in a number of countries including Trinidad, New Zealand, Malaysia, Sri Lank, Germany, United Kingdom, Spain, Poland, Australia, France, United States, Canada, Japan, Thailand and Chile.

Other Information

Academic Career:
1. Graduated from the Punjab University in 1961 obtaining 1st Class with Honours in English.
2. Stood first in F.E.L. and LL.B. Examinations of the Punjab University held in 1962 and 1963 winning Gold Medals.
3. Stood first in Jurisprudence in the F.E.L. Examination of the Punjab University held in 1962. Awarded Gold Medal.
4. Stood first in M.A. (Political Science) Examination of the Punjab University held in 1964. Awarded Gold Medal.
5. Additionally awarded three Gold Medals for Public speaking during University career.
6. Won the Ruchi Ram Sahni Declamation Prize from the Punjab University.
7. Won the Krishan Kishore Grover Declamation Prize of the Punjab University.
8. Placed on the Roll of Honour of University Law College, Lahore, in 1963 for outstanding performance as debater, sportsman and student.
9. Selected RHODES Scholar from Pakistan for studies at Oxford University in 1964.
10. Secured Honours in Jurisprudence from Oxford University in 1966.
11. Secured the degree of B.C.L. (Bachelor of Civil Laws) from Oxford University in 1967.
12. Secured the degree of M.A. from Oxford University.
13. Barrister-at-Law from the Inner Temple London.
14. President, Oxford University Islamic Society -- 1966.
15. President, Oxford University Pakistan Society -- 1965 to 1966.
16. President, Oxford University Birkenhead Society -- 1965 to 1967.
17. Secretary, Wadham College Oxford (Junior Common Room) -- 1966.
18. Elected Honorary Fellow Wadham College Oxford.

Legal Career:
1. Appeared in a large number of cases of Constitutional and Legal importance before the High Court and Supreme Court of Pakistan in which human rights issues were involved.
2. Requested to appear as Amicus Curiae by Full Bench of the Lahore High Court in matter relating to Constitutional validity of Martial Law.
3. Lecturer in Constitutional Law at University Law College Lahore from 1967 to 1977.
4. Head of the Law Firm: Sajjad Law Associates, Islamabad-Pakistan.

Special Assignments:
He attended the International Islamic Summit as Representative of President of Pakistan at Dakar, Senegal, in 1993. He represented the President of Pakistan at the funeral of Mr. Turgat Ozal, the President of Turkey.

He was sent as Special Envoy of the President of Pakistan to Turkey, Syria, Jordan and Lebanon in 2000. He was also sent as Special Envoy of the Prime Minister to a number of countries on special assignments. He was nominated to the Eminent Persons Group of the OIC by the Government of Pakistan.

Visited the U.S.A. as Leader of the Delegation to hold talks on the Nuclear Issue with the U.S. Government.

He is the Recipient of the Highest Diplomatic Award by the President of South Korea.

Other Positions:
1. President, Foundation for Advance of Science & Technology (FAST)
2. Chancellor, National University of Computer & Emerging Sciences, Islamabad, Pakistan.

Travel:
He has visited over fifty countries including U.S.A., Great Britain, Canada, India, Bangladesh, France, West Germany, China, Saudi Arabia, U.A.E., Japan, Syria, Libya, Poland, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, North Korea, South Korea, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Oman, Australia, New Zealand, Myanmar, Algeria, Kenya, and South Africa.

Other Activities:
Was Captain of the Law College Tennis Team and has served as President, Pakistan Tennis Federation from 1991 to 1995.

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