Aitzaz Ahsan

Politician

1945 –

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Who is Aitzaz Ahsan?

Chaudhry Aitzaz Ahsan is a Pakistani lawyer, politician and political activist. He is best known as a left-wing statesman, constitutional theorist, and Marxist intellectual, and currently serves as the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate of Pakistan. Prior to his political career, he briefly served as president of Supreme Court Bar Association of Pakistan.

A senior member of the Central Executive Committee of the Pakistan Peoples Party, Ahsan started his political career in the government of Prime minister Benazir Bhutto as minister of Interior ministry from 1988 until 1990. In addition, he served as the minister of law and justice ministry from 1993 until 1996.

In public circles, he is known for his long advocacy of social democracy, and represented the case of the former prime minister Navaz Sharif in 1999. In 2007, he successfully represented the case of chief justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, followed by his arrest by the former president Pervez Musharraf.

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Born
Sep 27, 1945
Murree
Also known as
  • Chaudhry Aitzaz Ahsan
  • Ch Aitzaz Ahsan
Spouses
Religion
  • Islam
Nationality
  • Pakistan
Profession
Education
  • Downing College, Cambridge
  • Government College University
  • University of Cambridge
  • Aitchison College
Lived in
  • Lahore

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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