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Federal Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar celebrates his 59th birthday on September 8.

Happy Birthday, Sir is trending on Twitter with followers wishing Asad Umar further healthful years of residing.

Early Life

The PTI chief was born in Rawalpindi in 1961 and is the youngest of six brothers and one sister. After his father’s retirement from the navy, he moved to Karachi alongside alongside along with his family. His father, Major General (retd) Ghulam Umar, was a army officer who considered an in depth aide to General Yahya Khan. Asad Umar is the youngest brother of Mohammad Zubair, who was 32nd Governor of Sindh.

Umar obtained a degree in Commerce (B.Com) on the Government College of Commerce & Economics. He graduated from IBA Karachi in 1984 from the place he obtained an MBA diploma.

Professional Career

In 1997, Umar was appointed the first CEO of Engro Polymer and Chemicals, the petrochemical agency of the group. He turned the President and CEO of Engro Corporation in 2004. In 2009, he was awarded Sitara-i-Imtiaz for his public firms.

He took early retirement as president and CEO from Engro in April 2012 on the age of 50 with some opinions suggesting that he may have been compelled to take motion.

Asad Umar is being credited for turning a chemical agency into a major conglomerate and is taken under consideration most likely probably the most well-liked and very paid CEOs in Pakistan.

During his tenure as CEO of Engro Corporation, the PTI chief was paid about US$6 million for the yr 2011.

Political Career

He joined Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) in 2012 and was made Senior Vice President.

Asad Umar was elected to the National Assembly of Pakistan from Constituency NA-48 (Islamabad-I) as a candidate of PTI inside the by-election held in August 2013.

He obtained 48,073 votes and defeated a candidate of the Pakistan Muslim League (N) and has turn into an MNA.

On 20 March 2020, he was appointed as a result of the “Chairman of the cabinet committee on Energy” altering Dr. Abdul Hafeez Shaikh.

Asad Umar moreover Chairs the “National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC)” to deal with the COVID-19 in Pakistan.


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