Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) today appointed Dr Mirza Mehboob Beg as the party’s Chief Spokesperson. The announcement in this regard was made by the PDP President, Ms Mehboob Mufti here today.
A former minister and former parliamentarian, Dr Beg is in the State politics for the past more than two decades. He was member of Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly for two terms during 1983-1987 and 2002–2008. During March 2009 to May 2009 he was member of Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Council also.
Born on 4 September 1949 at Sarnal, Anantnag, Dr Beg was a medical practitioner, before joining politics. He studied MBBS from Government Medical College Srinagar.
Dr Beg is the son of late Mirza Mohammad Afzal Beg, one of J&K’s distinguished political stalwarts.