Fawad Ahmed , Minister
Chaudhry Fawad Hussain, scion of Jat family of Vains Clan of district Jhelum, is a lawyer by profession and a politician by passion and lineage. Chaudhry’s family has strong political credentials and has played a very significant role in local as well as national politics. His grandfather and other family members have also served on important positions in the government as well as in the superior judiciary. Chaudhry Fawad Hussain served as Special Assistant to Prime Minister (2012-13).
After joining the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), he has been handling media-related issues as Secretary Information of the party. In addition to being Federal Minister for Information & Broadcasting, he is also Secretary Information and Central Spokesman for the ruling party.
A few years ago, he joined the electronic media and emerged as a powerful voice on TV screens due to his eloquence and grip on current affairs. He co-hosted a television programme ‘Khabar Kay Peechay’ on Neo News.
Chaudhry Fawad was elected Member National Assembly from Jhelum (NA-67) in the general elections 2018 held on July 25. He also won a provincial assembly seat (PP-27) from Jhelum, which he vacated in order to retain his National Assembly seat.
Fawad Chaudhry has been given the portfolio of Information and Broadcasting for the second time. Earlier he headed this Ministry from 20 August 2018 to 18 April 2019 before assuming the charge of Minister for Science and Technology in cabinet reshuffle. He is determined to revamp the Ministry and its operations through bringing structural changes in it according to the vision of Prime Minister and aspirations of the people of Pakistan.
Fawad Chaudhry is fully determined to convert PTV News and PTV Soprts on HD, transform APP into a digital news agency, make PID and its advertisement system paperless, bring revival of film and drama industry, revamp External Publicity Wing and above all, introduce condusive environment for growth of digital media in Pakistan.