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Wasim Sajjad


In office
18 July 1993 – 14 November 1993
Prime Minister Moeenuddin Ahmad Qureshi
Benazir Bhutto
Preceded by Ghulam Ishaq Khan
Succeeded by Farooq Leghari
In office
2 December 1997 – 1 January 1998
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif
Preceded by Farooq Leghari
Succeeded by Muhammad Rafiq Tarar

In office
1988 – 1999
President Ghulam Ishaq Khan, Farooq Leghari, Rafiq Tarar
Preceded by Ghulam Ishaq Khan
Succeeded by Mohammad Mian Soomro

Born 30 March 1941 (1941-03-30) (age 68)
Jalandhar, Punjab, British India
Political party Pakistan Muslim League (Q)
Profession Lawyer
Religion Islam

Wasim Sajjad (born 30 March 1941) was President of Pakistan on two occasions, serving as interim President prior to elections. Currently, being a member of PML-Q, he is the Leader of the Opposition in Senate of Pakistan.[1]

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Early life

Sajjad was born on 30 March 1941 in Jalandhar, Punjab. He spent his childhood days at Army Burn Hall College, Abbottabad, from where he completed his O and A Levels. His father, the late Mr Justice Sajjad Ahmed Jan, served as a Justice of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, and later as the Chief Election Commissioner. Wasim Sajjad would follow in his footsteps, becoming a lawyer, and attending Wadham College, Oxford University on a Rhodes Scholarship.

Education

He took a degree in Jurisprudence in 1966, and the Degree of Bachelor of Civil Law from Oxford University in 1967. He was also awarded an M. A. from the University of Oxford in 1967. He obtained first position in Administrative Law at Oxford and was called to the Bar by the Inner Temple, London. At Oxford, Wasim Sajjad was also the President of the Oxford University Islamic Society in 1966, and President of the Oxford University Pakistan Society from 1965 to 1966. He was elected President Oxford University Birkenhead Society 1965-1967, and as Secretary of Wadham College, Oxford, in 1966. He later graduated in 1964.

Political career and President of Pakistan

His political career began in the 1980s when he was elected to the Pakistani Senate. He served as the Federal Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary affairs, and also held the portfolio of the Federal Minister for Interior, under the Government of Prime Minister Muhammad Khan Junejo. He moved up to Chairman of the Senate in 1988, and served his first term as President in 1993, following the resignation of Ghulam Ishaq Khan. As interim president, Sajjad was essentially a placeholder for the office until elections were completed. He would run in the election for President, but was defeated by Farooq Leghari. In 1997, Sajjad was again made interim President and stepped down upon the election of Muhammad Rafiq Tarar.

In 2002, Sajjad was accused of mis-use of government vehicles and phones, amounting to millions of rupees. He was ordered to pay a fine, but served no time in jail.[2]

Sajjad continues to serve in the Pakistani government.

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Establishment (Pakistan)

Political offices
Preceded by
Muhammad Aslam Khan Khattak
Interior Minister of Pakistan
1987
Succeeded by
Malik Nasim Ahmed Aheer
Preceded by
Ghulam Ishaq Khan
Chairman of the Senate of Pakistan
1988 – 1999
Succeeded by
Muhammad Mian Soomro
Preceded by
Ghulam Ishaq Khan
President of Pakistan
Acting

1993
Succeeded by
Farooq Leghari
Preceded by
Farooq Leghari
President of Pakistan
Acting

1997 – 1998
Succeeded by
Muhammad Rafiq Tarar

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Wasim Sajjad

In office
18 July 1993 – 14 November 1993
Prime Minister Moeenuddin Ahmad Qureshi and Benazir Bhutto
Preceded by Ghulam Ishaq Khan
Succeeded by Farooq Leghari
In office
2 December 1997 – 1 January 1998
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif
Preceded by Farooq Leghari
Succeeded by Muhammad Rafiq Tarar

5th, 6th, 7th & 8th Chairman of the Senate of Pakistan
In office
1988 – 1999
President Ghulam Ishaq Khan, Farooq Leghari, Rafiq Tarar
Preceded by Ghulam Ishaq Khan
Succeeded by Mohammad Mian Soomro

Born March 30, 1941 (1941-03-30) (age 69)
Jalandhar, Punjab, British India
Political party Pakistan Muslim League (Q)
Profession Lawyer
Religion Islam

Wasim Sajjad (born 30 March 1941) was President of Pakistan two times. He served as interim President prior to elections.


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