Ilyas Ahmed BilourMember Of Senate
Born: 09 January 1940
Profession: Politician
Affiliation(s): Awami National Party

A widely travelled business executive Mr. Ilyas Ahmed Bilour was born in Peshawar on 9 January, 1940.

After having his early education from Peshawar, he earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Karachi University. He started his political career by joining the National Awami Party and continued to be its member till it was banned in 1975. Later on he joined the ANP and presently holds the membership of the Provincial General Body of the ANP as well as that of its Central General Body.

Mr. Ilyas Bilour’s interest led him to participate in the field of commerce and industry. He has been holding important representative offices in various Chambers of Commerce and Industry since 1969. He has a long association spread over a period of thirty years with trade, commerce and industry and has been the President Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry, M.C. Member of the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry Karachi and President of the Sarhad Chamber of Commerce and Industry Peshawar.

He got the opportunity to make indepth study of the problems faced by these sectors and also has the will and potential to contribute towards the indus-trialisation programmes both at the national as well as the regional levels.

His interest in ameliorating the lot of the people through industrial, commercial and trade activity led him to opt for the membership of the Parliament of Pakistan. He has visited almost all the countries of the world except Israel and USSR.

He was elected as a member of the Senate of Pakistan in March 1994 on a six- year term. He is member of the Senate Standing Committees on Commerce, Finance and Economic Affairs and Water and Power.

Achievements:

MBA (Marketing) 2001
BA 1969
FA 1961
SSC (Matric) 1957

a. Elected as Technocrat member of Senate of Pakistan (2003-2006).
b. President of FPCCI from 12.3.96 to 12.9.98.
c. Elected President Indo Pak Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
d. Chairman ECO Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
e. Vice President Islamic Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
f. Chairman Pak Asia Business Council.
g. Life Member SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry etc.