Yousaf Raza Gilani



Syed Yousuf Raza Gillani

Syed Yousuf Raza Gillani was Born on 9 June 1952 in Multan.
 
He attending the Forman Christian College University.He attended Government College University and obtained his B.A. in Journalism in 1970,and followed by a M.A. in Political journalism from the University of the Punjab in 1976.
 
Gillani  married to Fauzia Gillani, together they have four sons and one daughter, and five Grandchildren. His eldest son, Abdul Qadir Gillani, started his own political career from Multan, and in 2008 he married the granddaughter of Pir Pagara Shah Mardan Shah II.

On 9 May 2013, his son, Ali Haider Gilani, was kidnapped by several armed men in Multan in central Pakistan during an election rally. A group called the Al Mansuri Brigade has kidnapped his son.[
Their home town is the ancient Punjabi city of Multan.
 
He started his political career in 1978 after the death of father Makhdoom Alamdar Hussain Gilani.
After 1988 general elections, he secured his ministerial appointment in the Ministry of Tourism in the government of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto.
 
In the 1993 general elections, Gillani was elevated 15th Speaker of the National Assembly by the-Prime minister Benazir Bhutto, a post he held until 16 February 1997.
 
On 11 February 2001, Gillani was imprisoned in the infamous Adiala Jail by a military court instituted under President Pervez Musharraf on accusations and charges of corruption, and released on 7 October 2006.
 
He served as the 16th Prime minister of Pakistan from 25 March 2008 until his retroactive disqualification and ouster by the Supreme Court of Pakistan on 26 April 2012

During the judicial crisis of March 2009, Gillani played swift but vital role in ending the serious judicial crises in the country and is widely given credit with playing a central role in convincing President Asif Ali Zardari to restore Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry.

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