Name Akhtar Chaudhry
|Residence Oslo, Norway|
Role Pakistani Politician
Party Socialist Left Party
|Full Name Haque Nawaz Akhtar Chaudhry|
Born 23 July 1961 (age 54) Lahore, Pakistan (1961-07-23)
Political party Socialist Left Party
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Haque Nawaz Akhtar Chaudhry (born 23 July 1961) is a Pakistani-Norwegian politician for the Socialist Left Party and 4th Vice President (deputy speaker) of the Norwegian parliament. Chaudhry came to Norway from Pakistan in 1982.
He served in the position of deputy representative to the Norwegian Parliament from Oslo during the terms 2001–2005 and 2005–2009. Halfway into the latter term, in 2007, he moved up as a regular representative as Heidi Sørensen (who in turn filled in for Kristin Halvorsen) was appointed State Secretary. He has been a member of Parliament since then. When Heidi Sørensen returned to Parliament in 2012, Heikki Holmås joined the cabinet, so from then Chaudry replaced him in Parliament.
On 4 December 2012 Akthar Chaudry lost a nomination election in Oslo SV for the top spot on the party´s ballot in the Norwegian parliamentary election of 2013. He was not interested in spots further down the ballot and will not be reelected to the parliament in 2013.