Golam Mujtaba (Urdu: غلام مجتبی) (born on 16 December 1955 in Karachi, Pakistan) is a prominent Pakistani American politician. He served as Provincial Advisor Sindh, Pakistan (1992–94). He was the leader of the coalition party to the Sindh Government from 1992 to 1994. Dr. Mujtaba was a prominent student leader of Pakistan (1976–78). He was elected General Secretary of the Karachi University Students Union in 1976, and served as a member of the University Senate and Syndicate in 1976–78.
Dr. Mujtaba's father, Late Gholam Mustafa of Patna Bihar, was the first Muslim Gold Medalist from Calcutta University and the General Secretary of the Muslim Students Association Calcutta chapter in the Pakistan independence movement. Mrs. Kulsum Mujtaba was the niece of the Founding Prime Minister of Pakistan, the late Liaqat Ali Khan. Her father, the late Dr. Abdul Majeed Khan Rao, had a medical practice in Karachi. She died of cancer in the early part of September 2016.
The Mujtaba family holds the second highest number of Doctoral Degrees globally.
Dr. Mujtaba is the author of Doctoral dissertation on "The Perception of Pro United States Pakistanis on the Styles of Civilian and Military Leadership" approved by the Graduate Faculty of Argosy University in November 2016
Dr. Mujtaba is an author of a number of publications on cardiovascular pharmacology. He is also an author of various international articles on current affairs.
Dr. Mujtaba also authored Waqiya-e-Meraj in relevance to contemporary science. The book discusses Islamic history of the past fourteen hundred years, where an author has presented evidence in congruence to the present-day science to manifest the journey of Al-Isra Wal Meraj, a physical actuality.
Present positions held
- Chairman, Pakistan Policy Institute Foundation, Pakistan.
- Chairman, Pakistan Policy Institute, USA.
- Member Presidents Circle American Security Council Foundation, USA
- Member of the Leadership Circle of the Arms Control Association of the United States.
- Member Chairman’s Advisory Board Republican Party of the United States.
- Director Corona-Elmhurst Center for Economic Development, New York
Political career (past)
- Dr. Gholam Mujtaba was the Central Vice President of the All Pakistan Muslim League.
- Member President’s Victory Team, Republican Party USA (2000–08)
- Advisor to Chief Minister Sindh, Pakistan (1993)
- Chief Organizer, National Peoples Party Overseas. (1988–92)
- President Pharmacy Teachers Association of Pakistan (1987–88)
- General Secretary Karachi University Students Union (1976–78)
- Member Karachi University Syndicate & Senate (1976–78)
- Chairman Literary & Debating Society Karachi University Students Union (1975)
- Faculty Representative Karachi University Students Union (1975)
Professional positions held
- Associate Dean American International School of Medicine Dubai & Chairman Scholarships Committee of the University
- Visiting Professor Baqai Medical University, Pakistan.
Professor Mujtaba was the leader of the coalition party to the Sindh Government enjoying the majority support of the Members of the Provincial Assembly. Though lost elections in 1993 to the largest constituency of the National Assembly of Pakistan, he remained the key cabinet Advisor to the Sindh Chief Minister and was successful in averting sectarian and ethnic violence, and containing crime in the province.
He was a close associate of the former President Pervez Musharraf during his last days in power. He succeeded in striking a deal with the then opposition, but failed to dispense the covert under wrap. However, later he developed differences with the former President of Pakistan on issues related to an ethnic party of Karachi, Dr. Mujtaba resigned from the President's party, the All Pakistan Muslim League.
Dr. Gholam Mujtaba was awarded the United States Congressional Recognition Award on January 25, 2015 in Texas.
Dr. Gholam Mujtaba was awarded "Pakistan Peace Award" in September 2011, at the National Youth Conference.