BiographyZiaullah Khan Afridi is a Pakistani politician who has been a Member of the Provincial Assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, since May 2013 and had been Provincial minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for mines and mineral development from March 2014 to July 2015. He was born on 2 February 1972. He has completed intermediate education. In 2013 he joined Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and in 2017 he quit PTI and joined hands with Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP).
Released On Bail
Reason of ArrestmentZiaullah was arrested on July 9 for misappropriation of billions of rupees through illegal mining. Later, EC registered two other cases against Ziaullah for illegal mining in Charsadda and Abbottabad. The cases stated the minister was involved in illegal mining in Nowshera district and making unlawful appointments and transfers in the department during his tenure.
Join hands with PPP
Dismissed Imran Khans RequestThe Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) dismissed on 8th Feb 2018 Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairperson Imran Khan’s request to disqualify Khyber Pakhtunkhwa MPA Ziaullah Afridi. While announcing its verdict on the case, the ECP declared Ziaullah, a disgruntled PTI member, eligible to hold the provincial assembly seat. The ECP had reserved the verdict on the case on January 31. Imran had filed a reference against Ziaullah, saying the latter had joined Pakistan Peoples Party and therefore could not stay in the provincial assembly on a PTI ticket. Ziaullah, who was the minister for mines and mineral development in the KP government, was dismissed over charges of corruption in his department. The MPA has also criticised Imran and Jamaat-e-Islami chief Siraj-ul-Haq for illegally appointing the managing director of Bank of Khyber.
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