Islamabad, 28 April 2020 – Mudasser Chudhary:
Senator Syed Shibli Faraz took oath as Minister for Information and Broadcasting on Tuesday.
President Dr. Arif Alvi administered the oath at a ceremony at President House in Islamabad.
Social distancing was strictly followed by the participants during the ceremony.
Syed Shibli Faraz is the son of prominent Urdu poet Ahmad Faraz and nephew of former speaker Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly Barrister Masood Kausar. He did Masters in International Relations from the University de Los Andes (Colombia) in 1994.
Syed Shibli Faraz is also the current leader of the House in Senate of Pakistan.
He has been elected on a general seat of the Upper House from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on the ticket of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf.
Senator Shibli Faraz is an investment banker by profession and was a Pakistan Air Force pilot and then a civil servant.
He is the son of renowned Urdu poet Ahmad Faraz and his family is of Hindkowan background.