Sardar Mehtab Ahmed Khan

Sardar Mehtab Ahmed Khan (Politician)

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Sardar Mehtab Ahmed Khan is a Pakistani politician and former Chief Minister of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa from 1997 to 1999 and Federal Minister for Railways in the 2008 PM Yousaf Raza Gillani cabinet.He is politically affiliated with PML-N, where he is the Senior Vice President. He has served as a senator from March 2003, but resigned on March 17, 2008, when he won the NA-17 Abbottabad-I National Assembly seat in the 2008 general election, held on February 18, 2008.

Title Description
Personal
Name: Sardar Mehtab Ahmed Khan
In Urdu: سردار مہتاب احمد خان
Famous As: Mehtab Abbasi
Nationality: Pakistan
Education: Government High School, Murree Sir Sayyad College, Rawalpindi
Religion: Islam
Profession: Lawyer
Occupation: Politician
Born
Date: 15 December 1952
Place: Malkot, Abbottabad District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
Family
Children: Shamoon Yar Khan (Son) Ex-Member KPK Assembly
Career
Political Party: Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N)
In Office
Role: Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Dates: 21 February 1997 –12 October 1999
President: Muhammad Rafiq Tarar
Prime Minister: Nawaz Sharif
Governer: Miangul Aurangzeb
Preceded By: Raja Sikander Zaman
Succeeded By: Akram Khan Durrani
In Office 2
Role: 27th Governor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Dates: 15 April 2014 – 8 February 2016
President: Mamnoon Hussain
Prime Minister: Nawaz Sharif
Preceded By: Shaukatullah Khan
Succeeded By: Iqbal Zafar Jhagra


Biography

Peshawar Governor Sardar Mehtab Ahmad Khan giving shield to outgoing Commander

Peshawar Governor Sardar Mehtab Ahmad Khan giving shield to outgoing Commander

Sardar Mehtab Ahmad Khan, a senior party leader, faced hardships during Musharraf’s rule and was imprisoned for three years. He also served as senior vice-president of Pakistan Muslim League (n) [1]  Biography 

Education and Early life

Mehtab Ahmed Khan Abbasi passed matriculation from Govt High School Murree and graduated from the Sir Syed School in Rawalpindi. He then went on to do his LLB and practiced in the courts of Rawalpindi, he joined his father Sardar Muhammad Nawaz Khan's clothing business in Rawalpindi Saddar. His uncle Sardar Sarfaraz Khan had contested local elections but never won and so promoted his nephew Sardar Mehtab in Circle Bakote, who was elected for the first time in 1985 as an independent candidate. He became popular among the people of Circle Bakote and has been successful in every election until now.[2]  Education and Early life 

Political Career

Chief Minister

Chief Minister

Sardar Methab’s political career spans over more than 30 years. He became member of the  NWFP Assembly in 1985, and did so in 1988, 1990, 1993 and 1997.[3] Political Career

Political Party

He is politically affiliated with PML-N, where he is the Senior Vice President. He has served as a senator from March 2003, but resigned on March 17, 2008, when he won the NA-17 Abbottabad-I National Assembly seat in the 2008 general election, held on February 18, 2008.[4]  Political Party  Elections 2013 Sardar Mehtab Ahmed Khan Abbasi lost his seat to PTI candidate, Dr. Azhar Khan Jadoon. Mehtab bagged 69568 votes in comparison to Dr. Azhar Khan Jadoon who mustered 96185 votes.[5] PTI

National Assembly and Provincial Assembly

visited Terminal Building of New Islamabad

visited Terminal Building of New Islamabad

He won both the National Assembly and provincial assembly seats from Abbottabad in 1990, 1993 and 1997. He missed the 2002 general elections as his government was ousted by military ruler Pervez Musharraf and was sent behind bars in a wheat scandal case. NAB cleared him in the case in 2003. He was elected to Senate in 2003.[6]  National Assembly and Provincial Assembly 

Chief Minister

Mehtab Ahmed Khan became the 22nd chief minister of the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa on the 21 February 1997, taking over from Raja Sikander Zaman, and served until 12 October 1999. During his tenure he invested heavily in area of Circle Bakote, a relatively poor and underdeveloped area. During this time, he electrified all of the area, provided facilities such as telephone lines, water supply schemes, link roads, like the Kohala – Moolia road, Sowargali – Boi road, Birote – Berote Khurd, and the Osia – Malkot road. He constructed the Murree – Abbottabad road as a motorway and upgraded high schools in Ayubia, Birote and Bakote.[7]  Political Career 

Governor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Residence in Islamabad

Residence in Islamabad

Sardar Mehtab Abbasi took charge of  the post as 27th governor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province following resignation of Engineer Shuakatullah Khan, who was appointed by former president Asif Ali Zardari on February 9 last year.[8]  Governor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 

Senator

He then became a senator in March 2003. He opposed the award of ticket to Sardas Idrees Khan of Karhal Tribe of Galiyat as a candidate of PML (N) to the Ex-Prime Minister of Pakistan, Mian Nawaz Sharif in 2002 general elections, but he won the election as MPA of NWFP Assembly, and joined the Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA), and was appointed as Provincial Minister of the Local Bodies Ministry.[9] Senator

Post-CM Political Career

Mehtab Ahmed Khan did not contest the general elections in 2002 for National Assembly, and therefore had to settle as a Senator in the March 2003 - March 2009 tenure. In the 2008 general elections, Mehtab Ahmed Khan won NA-17 Abbottabad seat and hence vacated the Senate seat. He also won the PF-45 provincial assembly seat, which he will have to vacate as parliamentarian can only keep one seat. His son Shamoon yar Khan won this seat.[10]  Post-CM Political Career 

Resigns as Governor KPK

8 February 2016 The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Sardar Mehtab Ahmed Khan on Monday tendered resignation citing health issues as the reason for quitting the office.Sardar Mehtab said he had informed Prime Minister  before joining the office that he would not be able to continue for long time as it was a tough and challenging job. He might not do justice to the job as his health was not good, he added.Apart from health, his personnel and social life had also been affected due to this office, .[11]  Resigns as Governor KPK 

Questions

Police School Of Investigation Peshawar

Police School Of Investigation Peshawar

To a question, Sardar Mehtab said he remained in active politics for over 30 years and would certainly ponder over rejoining the politics in future.He said he took full responsibility for all the individual and collective decisions taken during his tenure as governor.Replying to another question, he said he would shift to his ancestral house in Abbotabad as he had no house or plot in Peshawar.[12]  Questions 

Previous Official Positions

  1. Federal Government Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Northern Areas 1990-1993
  2. Federal Government Minister, Railways 03-2008 to 05-2008
  3. National Assembly Member 1993-1996
  4. National Assembly Member 2008-2013
  5. Parliamentary Committees Member 2008-2013
  6. Parliamentary Leader 2008-2013
  7. Provincial Assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister Health, Law and Parliamentary Affairs KPK 1986-1988
  8. Provincial Assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Member 1988-1990
  9. Provincial Assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 1997-1999
  10. Provincial Assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Member 2013
  11. Senate Member 2003-2008

Contact Info

  1. Permanent Contact:Village & P.O. Malkot, Tehsil & District Abbottabad. Cell: +92 323 9375043/+92 346 5678888
  2. Present Contact:Village & P.O. Malkot, Tehsil & District Abbottabad. Cell: +92 323 9375043/+92 346 5678888
  3. Constituency Address:Village & P.O. Malkot, Tehsil & District Abbottabad. Cell: +92 323 9375043/+92 346 5678888

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