Information Minister Pervez Rasheed
Former Information Minister Pervez Rasheed is a Pakistani politician, and the former Federal Minister of Information, Broadcasting, and National Heritage and Minister for Law, Justice and Human Rights in the Third Sharif ministry. Born on 15th January 1937 in Rawalpindi Division, Punjab, Pakistan.
Pervez Rashid Qayani started his political career as a student leader from Pakistan Peoples Party student wing, PSF, from Gordon College Rawalpindi.
Later Former Information Minister Pervez Rashid joined PML-N and was elected member of the Senate in 1997 on PML-N party ticket. He was made Chairman Pakistan Television Corporation in 1997. He was arrested by the army after the 1999 Musharraf takeover and jailed.
Former Information Minister Pervez Rasheed Qayani was sworn in as Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting in June 2013. In November 2013, he was given the additional charge of Minister of Law, Justice and Human Rights. He was re-elected to the Senate of Pakistan as a candidate of PML (N) in 2015 Pakistani Senate election.
Pervez Rasheed Qayani was made to resign in October 2016 from his position as Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage following the report which alleged his involvement in leaking contents of a high-profile security meeting.