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Who is Syed Shibli Faraz

Syed Shibli Faraz (Urdu: ??? ???? ?????) is a Pakistani politician who is serving as the Leader of the House for the Senate of Pakistan since 26 August 2018 and as the Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting since 27 April 2020. He has been the member of Senate of Pakistan from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa since 2015. He is a member of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and was the runner up candidate for the slot of Deputy Chairman of the Senate of Pakistan.

Faraz is an investment banker by profession and was a Pakistan Air Force pilot and then a civil servant. He has contested the election for the Kohat District mayor in 2002 and his uncle Barrister Syed Masood Kausar had served as the Governor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. He is the son of Ahmad Faraz, one of the country’s most acclaimed poets. His family is of Hindkowan background.

He serves as the chairman of the committees on circular debt and commerce and textile in Senate. In August 2018, Prime Minister Imran Khan appointed Faraz as leader of the house in Senate.

Since 27 April 2020, he has been serving as federal minister for Information and broadcasting

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