Syed Yousaf Raza Gillani was born on 9thJune 1952 at Karachi in Pakistan. He was born in an influential Shia family of Multan. Gillani’s father was a descendant Syed Musa Pak, who was a spiritual leader of the Sufi order. He received his early education at the St. Mary’s School and La Salle High School located at Multan. In 1970, he graduated in Bachelor of Arts and earned a Master’s degree in Journalism from the University of Punjab.
The current Prime Minister, Makhdoom Syed Yousaf Raza Gillani was nominated by the Pakistan People’s Party (P.P.P) with the support of coalition partners. He was sworn in as the Prime Minister on 25th March 2008 and took the oath of office from former President Pervez Musharraf. He is also the present Vice Chairman of his political party. Gilani was also a former Speaker of the National Assembly of Pakistan and a former Federal Minister. Syed Yousaf Raza Gillani joined PPP soon after the Junejo government after a brief stint with Muslim League.