Ahsan Iqbal Chaudhary

Ahsan Iqbal was born in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan, to a politically family on 28 September 1958.Ahsan Iqbal Chaudhary is a Pakistani politician who serves as the Minister of Planning, National Reforms, and Development since June 2013.He also serves as the Member of Parliament of Pakistan representing the mainly rural district of Narowal. He is a prominent leader of Pakistan Muslim League and serves as its Deputy Secretary General and member of its Central Executive Committee.After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, he worked as the general manager of the Tourism Development Corporation of Punjab. He went on to serve as a special assistant to the Prime Minister of Pakistan on Policy and Public Affairs between 1990 and 1993 and was elected for the first time from constituency NA-117 (Narowal-III) to the National Assembly in the 1993 elections and later re-elected from the same constituency in 1997.He served as the Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission between 1997 till the 1999.During the Musharraf years he served as the Professor of Management Mohammad Ali Jinnah University, while in Saudi Arabia, he served as an advisor to the Saudi government on the digital governance initiative for the city of Medina.He was re-elected from his consistency again in 2008, and served as the Education Minister of Pakistan in the short-lived PPP-PML coalition government. He left the cabinet to join the opposition. He was re-elected in 2013 to the parliament and has since served as the federal planning minister, and is in-charge of the China–Pakistan Economic Corridor Project.