Malik Muhammad Iqbal Channer son of Malik Faiz Muhammad Channer was born on March 15, 1950 at Bahawalpur. He obtained the degree of LL.B. in 1971 from Wallayat Hussain Islamia Law College, Multan. An agriculturist, who served as Member, District Council during 1983-91 for two terms; as Chairman, Market Committee during 1990-94; and as Nazim, Union Council No.27 Bahawalpur City during 2001-02. He remained Member, Provincial Assembly of the Punjab during 2002-07 and 2008-13; and served as Minister for Special Education and Prisons during 2008-13. He has returned to Punjab Assembly for the third consecutive term in general elections 2013 and is functioning as Minister for Cooperatives.