Political Career

  • The Governor of Punjab September 2018 – Present
  • Elected member of Senate of Pakistan March 2018 – Sept 2018
  • Resigned as the Governor of Punjab and joined Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf as a senior leader & Organizer Punjab 2015 – Present
  • The Governor of Punjab, Pakistan 2013 – 2015
  • Member of the Liaison Parliamentary Select Committee, 2005-2010
  • Chairman of the Scottish Affairs Parliamentary Select Committee, 2005-2010
  • Elected MP, Glasgow Central, 2005-2010
  • Chairman of the Parliamentary Labour Party – Scotland, 2003-2004
  • Deputy Chairman of the Parliamentary Labour Party – Scotland, 2002-2003
  • Re-elected MP, Glasgow Govan, 2001-2005
  • Member of the Scottish Affairs Parliamentary Select Committee, 1999-2005
  • Elected as first ever Muslim Member of UK Parliament & Scotland’s first ever Ethnic Minority MP, Glasgow Govan, 1997-2001
  • Chairman of General Purposes Committee, Glasgow City Council 1995-1997
  • Member of GMB, since 1997
  • Re-elected Councillor, Glasgow City Council, 1995 – 1997
  • First Non white, Muslim & Ethnic Minority Executive Member of the Labour Party Scottish Executive Committee, 1994-1997
  • Deputy Convenor Race Relations Board, Glasgow City Council, 1992-1995
  • Elected Councillor, Glasgow City Council, 1992-1995
  • Member of the Labour Party, since 1984