Agha Siraj Durrani
آغا سراج درانی
|Speaker of the Provincial Assembly of Sindh|
|Assumed office |
31 May 2013
|Deputy||Shehla Raza (2013–2018)|
|Preceded by||Nisar Ahmed Khohro|
|Acting Governor of Sindh|
3 August 2018 – 27 August 2018
|Prime Minister||Nasirul Mulk |
|Preceded by||Muhammad Zubair Umar|
|Succeeded by||Imran Ismail|
11 January 2017 – 2 February 2017
|Prime Minister||Nawaz Sharif|
|Preceded by||Saeeduzzaman Siddiqui|
|Succeeded by||Muhammad Zubair Umar |
|Political party||Pakistan Peoples Party|
He was the Speaker of the 12th Provincial Assembly of Sindh. His father, Agha Sadaruddin, and uncle Agha Badruddin also served as speakers of the same assembly. He is ethnically Durrani Pashtun.
Hailing from Garhi Yasin, Durrani first contested elections in 1985 during the Zia regime, in which he lost. He joined the Pakistan Peoples Party and secured a victory in 1988 elections. He is a confidante of PPP chairman Asif Ali Zardari. In 1990, during Nawaz Sharif government he was imprisoned for some time for corruption charges.
Durrani matriculated from the St Patrick's High School in Karachi in 1971, followed by a bachelor of commerce. He also pursued an LLB degree at the Sindh Muslim Law College. During the 1980s, he left for the United States where he ran a hardware business.
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