Raja Ashfaq Sarwar son of Raja Ghulam Sarwar was born on October 27, 1954 in Rawalpindi. He obtained his basic education from Lawrence College, Ghoragali, Murree. He is a veteran politician, who has remained Member, Provincial Assembly of the Punjab for four consecutive terms during 1988-90, 1990-93, 1993-96 & 1997-99; and has returned to the Punjab Assembly for the fifth term in general elections 2013 and is functioning as Minister for Labour and Human Resource. He also functioned as Minister for Labour and Manpower during 1988-90; as Minister for Wildlife, Fisheries and Youth Affairs during 1990-93; as Minister for Health and Population Welfare during 1997-99; and as Advisor to Chief Minister during 2008. His cousin, Raja Fiaz Sarwar also served as Member of Punjab Assembly during 2008-13.