Makhdoom Syed Iftikhar Hassan Gillani son of Makhdoom-ul-Mulk Syed Shamsud- Din Gillani was born on December 23, 1958 at Bahawalpur. He graduated in 1979 from The Islamia University of Bahawalpur. He is the Chief of the Gillani family and is the Sajada Nasheen of Darbar-e-Qadria, Uch Sharif. An agriculturist, who served as Councillor, Tehsil Council, Uch Sharif; as Member, District Council Bahawalpur during 1990-92; as Member, Bahawalpur Development Authority during 1992-93; as Chairman, Steering Committee District Bahawalpur during 2002-07 and as Chairman, Allotment Committee District Bahawalpur during 2005-07. He remained a Member of Punjab Assembly during 1997-99, 2002-07 and 2008-13 and served as Chairman, Standing Committee on S&GAD, during 1997-99 & 2008-13; and as Advisor to Chief Minister during 2002-07. He has returned to Punjab Assembly for the fourth consecutive term. He has extensively travelled abroad. His father, Makhdoom-ul- Mulk Syed Shams-ud-Din Gillani remained Member of this Assembly during 1958- 77; his maternal grandfather, Mian Muhammad Ibrahim Ali Berq served as Member, Punjab Legislative Assembly/Minister for Education during 1946-47; as Member, West Punjab Legislative Assembly during 1947-49; as Member, Provincial Assembly of West Pakistan during 1962-65; and as Member, National Assembly; his nephew, Syed Ali Hassan Gillani, served as Member, National Assembly during 2002-07.