Last updated on Aug 11, 2015
Makhdoom Muhammad Javed Hashmi was born on the first of January 1948 in the city of Lahore in the province of Pakistan. He obtained his education from the Punjab University and graduated with both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Science and a Master’s degree in Philosophy.
Javed Hashmi began his political carrier in the year 1985 when he joined the Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz. He was very successful as he was appointed the Minister of State for Youth Affairs from 1990 till 1993. Moreover he also served as the Federal Minister for Health from 1997 till 1999 during the time when Nawaz Sharif was Prime Minister for the second time.
In the general elections of 2008, he ran from three constituencies (Multan, Rawalpindi and Lahore) and won all of them. Surprisingly he declined the oath and thus could not be a part of the cabinet of Nawaz Sharif.
He soon left the PML-N and joined the Pakistan Tehreek-e- Insaf from late December 2004. His main motive to change parties was to bring a change to Pakistan. Till date he is an active member of the PTI and has now been elevated to being the President of the PTI. In the general elections of 2013 he represented the PTI and won national assembly tickets from both Islamabad and Multan.
This article was last updated on Aug 2013