Farooq Haider Khan is a Pakistani politician who is known for serving as the 12th Prime Minister of Azad Jammu and Kashmir. He belongs to a notable family of politicians; his father has been the Muslim Conference Party’s president for 2 terms.
Farooq kicked off his political career by associating with Muslim Conference, but currently, he is a part of the Pakistan Muslim League N. He has held many essential Ministries throughout his career. This article comprises every piece of information about him, including Farooq Haider Khan Biography.
|Name:||Farooq Haider Khan|
|In Urdu :||فاروق حیدر خان|
|Residence:||Muzaffarabad, Azad Kashmir, Pakistan|
|Education:||Graduation from Govt. College Lahore|
|Date:||14 February 1955|
|Place:||Muzaffarabad, Azad Kashmir, Pakistan|
|Children:||Madiha Farooq, Usman Farooq & Muhammad Haider.|
|Parents:||Raja Muhammad Haider Khan(late)|
|Relatives:||Raja Muhammad Latif Khan|
|Political Party:||Pakistan Muslim League (N)|
|Serve As:||Prime Minister of Azad Jammu and Kashmir|
|Proceeded by:||Chaudhry Abdul Majid|
|Assumed office:||31 July 2016|
|Role:||Prime Minister of Azad Jammu and Kashmir|
|Dates:||23 October 2009 – 29 July 2010|
|Preceded By:||Sardar Muhammad Yaqoob Khan|
|Succeeded By:||Attique Ahmed Khan|
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Farooq Haider Khan Biography
Farooq Haider is a politician from Azad Jammu Kashmir. He is operating as a 12th PM of Azad Jammu and Kashmir elected on 31st July 2016. He started his political career in 1986 with the Muslim Conference Party. Haider served as the president of the party for 2 terms.
His sister Naureen Haider and uncle Muhammad Latif have also served as a candidate of the legislative assembly. Before electing as a PM, he also functioned as PM’s special assistant for 3 years. On 30th September 2018, he escaped a deadly attack when the Indian Army fired his helicopter.
Farooq Date of Birth
He was born on 14th February 1955 in Muzaffarabad, Azad Kashmir.
Education of Farooq
He obtained his schooling from Abbottabad Public School. He completed his intermediate from the same institute. Later, he went to Government college university for his Graduation.
Farooq Haider Khan Family
He opened his eyes to a notable and well-reputed family. Politics was in his genes that motivated him to join this field. His father, Muhammad Haider Khan, was a politician who functioned as Muslim Conference’s president for 2 tenures. His mother, Mohtarma Saeeda, was the 1st female candidate of the AJK legislative assembly.
One of his uncles Muhammad Latif and his sister Naureen Haider also served as politicians of Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
As a President
He started his career from the party ‘Muslim Conference’ of which his father remained president for 2 tenures. He served as the president of the party from 1986 to 1990. Later he again became the president from 1989 to 2001.
AJK Muslim Conference Board
After serving as a president, he became the Chairman of AJK’s Board of Muslim Conference. He likewise functioned as a General-secretary of the same board from 1997 to 2001. From 2004 to 2006, he worked as Senior Deputy of the Board.
In 1985 he was elected as a legislative assembly member and held various Ministries. He was made the senior Education and Azad Kashmir minister.
He again made the candidate of the assembly in 1991 and was appointed as Azad Kashmir’s Minister. In 2001 he was appointed the Chairman of PM’s inspection commission. He served on the post till 2003. Later in 2003, he was made the PM’s Special Assistant (Sikandar Hayat khan) till 2006.
As a Prime Minister
He made the Prime Minister of Azad Jammu and Kashmir in 2009 for the first time. He operated as the 9th PM from 2009 to 2010. After the 2016 elections, where PMLN grabbed the maximum seats, he was again nominated for the PM seat, and luckily he once again managed to win the highest votes.
On 31st July 2016, he took an oath as a Prime Minister for the 2nd time and became the 12th PM of Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
In 2020, a case was filed against Farooq Haider, Nawaz Sharif, and other PMLN members for speaking against the High Court of Pakistan in speeches held in London. After the investigation, it was found that the complaint was filed by PTI’s candidate, who himself has a criminal record. However, Farooq Haider’s name was removed from the complaint, as no evidence was found against him.
On 30th September 2018, he was traveling in his helicopter along with his personal team and a few AJK Ministers when the Indian Army fired his Helicopter. Luckily, he and other members escaped from the attack.
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