Raja Pervaiz Ashraf (2012-2013)

Raja Pervaiz Ashraf is a Pakistani politician who served as the Prime Minister of Pakistan from June 2012 to March 2013. He was born on December 26, 1950, in Sanghar, Sindh, Pakistan.

Ashraf began his political career as a member of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), a major political party in Pakistan. He held various government positions, including serving as a member of the National Assembly and as a federal minister in different portfolios.

In June 2012, Ashraf was appointed as the Prime Minister of Pakistan, succeeding Yousaf Raza Gillani. His tenure as Prime Minister was marked by various challenges, including energy crises, economic issues, and political instability.

One of the major challenges during Ashraf’s term was addressing the severe energy crisis in Pakistan. The country faced widespread power shortages, leading to prolonged electricity outages and negatively impacting industries and daily life. Ashraf’s government initiated projects and measures to address the energy crisis, but progress was limited.

Ashraf’s government also faced legal and political controversies during his time in office. He was implicated in corruption scandals, including the Rental Power Projects (RPPs) case, in which he was accused of receiving kickbacks. The Supreme Court of Pakistan ordered his arrest in 2012, but he managed to avoid prosecution while in office.

In March 2013, Ashraf’s government completed its term, and a caretaker government was appointed to oversee the general elections. Nawaz Sharif’s Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) emerged as the leading party in the elections, and Ashraf stepped down as Prime Minister, handing over power to the incoming government.

After leaving office, Ashraf continued to be an active member of the PPP and held positions within the party. He has been involved in Pakistani politics and has participated in national and regional political activities.

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