Khawaja Asif Family Pics | Age, Biography, Wedding, Wiki, Wife, Daughter, Son
Former Minister of Foreign Affairs
Born: August 9, 1949 (age 68 years), Sialkot, Pakistan
Spouse: Musarrat Asif
Party: Pakistan Muslim League
Parents: Khawaja Muhammad Safdar
Children: Atika Safdar Khawaja, Khawaja Muhammad Asad, Ameera Safdar Khawaja, Fatima Safdar Khawaja
Education: Cadet College Hasan Abdal, University of the Punjab, Government College University
Khawaja Muhammad Asif (Urdu: خواجہ محمد آصف; born 9 August 1949) is a Pakistani politician who served as the Minister for Foreign Affairs from August 2017 to April 2018. A leader of Pakistan Muslim League (N) (PML-N), he previously simultaneously served as the Minister for Defence and Minister for Water and Power in the third Sharif ministry from 2013 to 2017.
Asif began his political career after getting elected to the Senate of Pakistan during the Sharif’s first ministry in 1991. Since 1997, he had served as a member of the federal cabinet, in various positions. From 1997 to 1999, he was as the chairman of the Privatization Commission of Pakistan during the second government of Nawaz Sharif.
He briefly held the cabinet portfolios of the Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources in the Gillani ministry in 2008, with an additional charge as Minister for Sports.
Asif has been a member of the National Assembly of Pakistan from 1993 to 1999 and again from 2002 to 2018.
Enjoying strong support of his Kashmiri community in Sialkot — a region where biradari has always played a pivotal role, the Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) firebrand leader has remained unbeaten in all elections since his return to Pakistan in 1991 after living in the UAE for many years.
Born in 1949, he has also been a Senator between 1991 and 1993. He was appointed chairman privatisation commission with the status of a federal minister during Nawaz Sharif’s 1997-1999 government.
Asif briefly held the portfolio of federal minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources with an additional charge of sports before his party pulled out of the Pakistan Peoples Party-led coalition government in 2008.