Khawaja Muhammad Asif was sworn in as the Foreign Minister of Pakistan on August 04, 2017.
A native of Sialkot, Minister Asif is a veteran politician and a lawmaker of the Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N). He was elected as a Member National Assembly (MNA) for his fifth term in general elections of 2013. He has never lost an election since 1993. Between 2013 to July 2017, he held portfolios of Federal Minister for Water and Power and Minister of Defence.
A businessman and a banker by profession, Mr. Asif earned B.A/L.L.B degrees from University of the Punjab. He was a Senator for the term of 1991-1993. During 1997-1999, he held the portfolio of Chairman Privatisation Commission with the status of a Federal Minister. He also served as Federal Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources with an additional charge of Minister for Sports.
Mr. Asif is married and has four children.