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politician

1. a person actively engaged in politics, esp a full-time professional member of a deliberative assembly
2. a person who is experienced or skilled in the art or science of politics, government, or administration; statesman
3. Disparaging chiefly US a person who engages in politics out of a wish for personal gain, as realized by holding a public office
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In August, Punjab home minister Shuja Khanzada, a retired army colonel, and 18 others were killed in twin suicide bombings at the provincial minister's political office in Attack district of the province.
would be better governed if more women were in political office includes 69% of women and 55% of men.
A local source who lives in Al-Jiraf and asked not to have his name published in fear of reprisals, said that following the incident Houthi fighters mobilized around the Political Office and set up checkpoints at the neighborhood's entry points.
He [Kerry] noted that the government of Qatar has taken steps today to ensure that the political office is in compliance with the conditions established by the government of Qatar for its operations and noted also that we are pleased that the Qatari Ministry of Foreign Affairs has issued a statement clarifying that the name of the office is the Political Office of the Afghan Taliban and not the Political Office of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan and has had the sign with the incorrect name in front of the door taken down," Psaki said.
Speaking at a news conference at the event, the Assistant Foreign Minister for Foreign Affairs HE Ali bin Fahad al Hajri said, "Qatar has taken the decision to open the political office of Taliban-Afghanistan in Doha, based on its conviction that dialogue and negotiation are the only means for restoring peace in Afghanistan and achieving security and prosperity for the brotherly Afghan people.
Earlier this year, Afghan Taliban had announced the opening of a political office in Qatar to hold talks with the United States.
And the Political Office has confidential details of new policies the party is working on and "rebuttal strategies" to take on the Tories and Liberal Democrats.
How to Raise Money for Political Office is the first book to be published that exclusively focuses on the topic of political fundraising for campaigners, detailing a comprehensive approach for any campaign looking to gain an edge over the competition in the fundraising arena.
Nairobi, Rabi'I 1, 1433, Jan 24, 2012, SPA -- The United Nations on Tuesday re-opened its political office in Somalia's capital Mogadishu after a 17-year absence - a move that reflects gains made against militant group al-Shabaab, according to dpa.
Another 27 candidates are running for a total of 20 available seats in DISY's political office.
For the US and its allies, the idea of a Taliban political office in Doha has become the central element in efforts to draw the insurgents into peace talks.