Note: This blog post series is dedicated to our “Unsung Heroes/Heroines” our non-Muslim Pakistani brothers/sisters, for their valuable contributions to their homeland. We want to pay tribute to all (one by one) our Hindu, Christian, Sikh, Parsi, Baha’i, Buddhist and all other fellow Pakistani brothers/sisters following any faith other than the faith of the majority.
Name: Darshan Punshi (Ex Minister of State for Inter Provincial Coordination)
Time period: Todate
Brief intro: Punshi was elected to the National Assembly of Pakistan on a seat reserved for minorities as a candidate of Pakistan Muslim League (N) (PML-N) in the 2008 Pakistani general election.
He was re-elected to the National Assembly as a candidate of PML-N on a seat reserved for minorities in the 2013 Pakistani general election. During his tenure as Member of the National Assembly, he served as the Federal Parliamentary Secretary for National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination.
Following the election of Shahid Khaqan Abbasi as Prime Minister of Pakistan in August 2017, he was inducted into the federal cabinet of Abbasi. He was appointed as the Minister of State for Inter Provincial Coordination. Upon the dissolution of the National Assembly on the expiration of its term on 31 May 2018, Punshi ceased to hold the office as Minister of State for Inter Provincial Coordination.
He was re-elected to the National Assembly as a candidate of PML-N on a reserved seat for minorities in 2018 Pakistani general election.
- Member of National Assembly
- Federal Parliamentary Secretary for National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination.
- Minister of State for Inter Provincial Coordination
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June 05, 2020