Mr Muhammad Basharat Raja son of Raja Lal Khan was born on August 11, 1951 at Rawalpindi. He obtained the degree of LL.B. in 1976 from University of the Punjab, Lahore. A practicing lawyer, who served as Chairman, District Council Rawalpindi from 1979 to 1987; and as a Member District Council Rawalpindi during 1987-90. He remained Member, Punjab Assembly during 1990-93, 1993-96, 1997-99 and 2003-07; functioned as Minister for Law & Parliamentary Affairs during 1997-99; as Minister for Local Government and Rural Development (additional charge of Law & Parliamentary Affairs) during 2003-07; and as Advisor to the Prime Minister of Pakistan on Industries with status of Federal Minister during 2012-13. He has been elected as Member, Provincial Assembly of the Punjab for the fifth term in General Elections 2018 and is functioning as Minister for Law & Parliamentary Affairs and Cooperatives. He also functioned as Minister for Local Government & Community Development and Social Welfare & Bait-ul-Maal during 2019-2020. He has attended various International Conferences held in USA, UK, Spain and Belgium. His father served as Member Punjab Legislative Assembly during 1951-55; and as Member Provincial Assembly of West Pakistan during 1956-58.