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April 2, 2013
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Profiles of Punjab caretaker ministers

April 2, 2013

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LAHORE: The four caretaker ministers who took oath on Monday belonged to diverse backgrounds have excelled themselves professionally in their respective fields. The caretaker CM has finalised the names of five ministers, including Salima Hashmi, Tariq Pervez, Shamas Mahmood Mirza and Arif Ejaz. Four among them took oath of their offices on Monday while Eric Massey will take oath later.
Here are the brief profiles of the ministers.
Salima Hashmi
Salima Hashmi born in 1942 in New Delhi, is an acclaimed Pakistani artist, cultural writer and painter. She has served for four years as professor and the head of the National College of Arts. She is the eldest daughter of Faiz Ahmed Faiz.
She represents the first generation of modern artists in Pakistan, who carry an artistic identity different from indigenous artists. She is a maternal cousin of Salmaan Taseer, the former governor of Punjab. She migrated with her family to Lahore during the partition of India in 1947. After studying design at the city’s National College of Arts (NCA), she moved to England in the early 1960s. She studied at the Bath Academy of Art in Corsham.
She received graduation diploma in art education in 1965. She also studied at the Rhode Island School of Design, USA. She married Shoaib Hashmi. In 1999, she received Pakistan’s Pride of Performance award.
Tariq Pervez
Tariq Pervez (born 30 December 1948), has served as director-general of Pakistan’s Federal Investigation Agency from 2005 till the end of 2008. After his retirement, he planned to engage in counter-terrorism efforts and thinking of joining a think-tank.
He completed his graduation from Government College University. Later, he completed his MSc in Criminology from Cardiff University and returned to Pakistan to serve the country. During his tenure as head of CID Punjab he played a major role in eliminating the sectarian network in Punjab in 1990s.
Under his stewardship, the terrorists were traced who had

tried to assassinate former president Pervez Musharraf, and who were involved in a hotel bombing in capital and resorted to many other high-profile bombings in the ongoing wave of terrorism. In 2004, he was awarded Sitara-i-Imtiaz by the Government of Pakistan for his efforts in counter-terrorism.
Shamas Mahmood Mirza
Shamas Mahmood Mirza born in 1966, son of former Judge Supreme Court Mahmood Mirza is a renowned lawyer. After getting LLB degree from Punjab University he secured LLM degree from London University. He was enrolled as an advocate in high court in 1992 and got practice licence of Supreme Court in 2005. He is running his own law firm in Lahore.
Arif Ijaz
Arif Ijaz has done his bachelor in Electrical Engineering from UET, Lahore, and MBA from Iran Center for Management Studies. He has over 20 years of experience in the development and growth of business strategy. He is serving as MBA Faculty member at UET Lahore.
Eric Massey
Eric Massey, is Vice Chairman Board of Governor and Chairman Christian Education Trust is likely to take oath within next couple of days.

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