Salahuddin Tirmizi (Urdu: صلاح الدین ترمذی; born 1 May 1943) is a Pakistani politician who served as Minister for Narcotics Control, in Abbasi cabinet from August 2017 to May 2018. He has been a member of the Senate of Pakistan, representing Pakistan Muslim League (N) since March 2015.
Early life and education
He was born 1 May 1943 in Mansehra, Pakistan.
He did his schooling from Cadet College Hasan Abdal before attending Pakistan Military Academy Kakul from where he received B.A degree.
He has done B.Sc Honours from Balochistan University in Quetta and M.Sc. in War Studies from Quaid-e-Azam University in 1984.
He is a retired lieutenant-general of the Pakistan Army.
He served as a corps commander and was the president of the National Defence University.
He ran for the seat of the National Assembly of Pakistan from constituency NA-20 Manshera-I in 2002 Pakistani general election however was unsuccessful.
He joined Pakistan Muslim League (N) in 2006 and ran for the seat of the National Assembly of Pakistan from constituency NA-20 Manshera-I as a candidate of Pakistan Muslim League (N) in 2008 Pakistani general election however was unsuccessful.
He was elected to the Senate of Pakistan as a candidate of Pakistan Muslim League (N) in 2015 Pakistani Senate election.
Following the election of Shahid Khaqan Abbasi as Prime Minister of Pakistan in August 2017, he was inducted into the federal cabinet of Abbasi. He was appointed as the Federal Minister of Narcotics Control. Upon the dissolution of the National Assembly on the expiration of its term on 31 May 2018, Tirmizi ceased to hold the office as Federal Minister for Narcotics Control.