Yousuf Raza Gillani- A profile

3-22-2008_41249_l1.gifVeteran PPP leader Syed Yousuf Raza Gillani is likely to be named for the next Prime Minister of Pakistan. He primarily belongs to a very spiritual and rich family of Multan their following in that area is huge and historical.

Like many other Pakistani politicians Yousuf Raza Gillani had started his political career when he was made a member of General Ziaul Haq’s handpicked Majlis-e-Shoora. He remained with the Pakistan Muslim League (PML) for a few years, on the whim of establishment. Later, he joined the Pakistan People’s Party with which his attachment continues to this day. He suffered a lot because of his imprisonment on a frivolous charge of recruiting people in the National Assembly Secretariat when he was its speaker.

Yousaf Raza Gillani is closely related to Pir Pagara (Pir Pagara is the husband of sister of Yousaf’s mother), who is the  head of PML-Functional and he is also closely related to Makhdoom Hasan and has some more very influential relatives in the Bahawalpur. Alamdar Gillani, the father of Yousaf Raza Gillani had also been a very active and influential politician