Javed Hashmi

Posted on December 17, 2014

Name : Javed Hashmi

Designation : EX MNA

Profession : Politician

Political Affiliation : PMLN(PREVIOUS),PTI(PREVIOUS)

Career : Javed Hashmi is a veteran Pakistani conservative nonpartisan political figure who presided over Pakistan Muslim League between 2001 till 2005 and the over Pakistan Movement for Justice from March 2013 till September 2014.Originally a leading and senior member of Pakistan Muslim League, Hashmi served twice in federal cabinet first as the Federal Ministry of Health and as the Federal Ministry of Youth Affairs in both first and second government of former Prime minister Nawaz Sharif. After being dismissed in 1999 in a coup d’état staged by General Pervez Musharraf against Nawaz Sharif, Hashmi was appointed central president of the Pakistan Muslim League and led the League in the controversial 2002 general elections, which saw the landslide defeat of the League. In 2003, Hashmi was arrested and faced a trial on charges of treason in the Central Jail Rawalpindi after making controversial statements against Pakistan Armed Forces, and was released on 4 August 2007.In the 2008 elections, Hashmi won a record three seats out of the four contested; he only lost out to Shah Mehmood Qureshi in his home city of Multan. Hashmi won National Assembly seats from Multan, Lahore and Rawalpindi beating PML-Q leader Shaikh Rasheed Ahmad in the latter one.He in 2012 ascended to join the Pakistan Movement for Justice (PTI), and was elected the party president in 2013 leadership election. In 2013 elections Hashmi won from both two constituencies he contested from in Islamabad and in Multan from the platform of PTI.However, he fell out of party’s favor after opposing publicly the party’s decision to hold mass protests against his former boss the Nawaz Sharif in 2014, consequently resigning from both the party and the parliament. On October 16, 2014 he unsuccessfully contested to re-claim his home constituency as an independent candidate but backed by the ruling PML-N. He lost in a landslide to Amir Dogar, the PTI-backed independent candidate