Zia Ullah Afridi is a Pakistani politician who has served as a member of the provincial Assembly after electing for the 2013 General Elections. He became associated with Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf in 2013 but quit the party in 2017 after his membership got suspended by the party.
For corruption charges, he had to go to jail, where he kept for a few months. After releasing from jail he joined Pakistan Peoples Party and is still attached to it. This article has every detail about him, including Zia Ullah Afridi Biography.
|Name:||Zia Ullah Afridi|
|In Urdu:||ضیاء اللہ آفریدی|
|Date:||2nd February 1972|
|Parents:||Akram Khan Afridi|
|Political Party:||Pakistan Peoples Party|
|Time Period :||August 2017 – present|
|Old Political Affiliations:||Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf|
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Zia Ullah Afridi Biography
Zia Ullah is a Pakistani politician who is currently associated with Pakistan Peoples Party since 2017 after parted ways with Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf. He is the previously elected member of the provincial Assembly on the party ticket of PTI from Peshawar, from where he hails.
Afridi has previously functioned as a Mines and Mineral Development Minister during his tenure of MPA. After Joining PPP, Imran Khan requested ECP to dismiss his MPA post that Pakistan’s election commission dismissed, and Zia completed his tenure till 2018 even after quitting PTI.
Zia Ullah Age
He was born on 2nd Febuary 1972 in Khyber Pakhtunkhawa.
Education of Zia
He holds a degree in Intermediate.
2013 General Elections
In 2013 he joined Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf and ran for the seat of the provincial Assembly from PK-01 Peshawar Constituency. He received the highest votes and gave defeat to his opponent. On 29th May 2013, he took an oath and was appointed as a KP Minister for Mineral Development and Mines.
On 9th July, he was charged with various corruption cases. He was charged for illegally transferring millions of rupees through Mining. The election Commission filed 2 other corruption cases on him, including Nowshera’s illegal Mining and unlawful appointments during the tenure.
He was sent to jail for a few months. The party members dismissed his membership, and he no longer remained the Minister for Mineral and Mines Development.
Released on Bail
After coming back from jail in 2017, he announced his decision to quit PTI and became associated with Pakistan Peoples Party after a mutual discussion with PPP Chairman.
Disqualification of Zia
After joining PPP, Imran Khan requested the Elections Commission of Pakistan to dismissed his post of Provincial Assembly that the ECP rejected. Zia completed his tenure in 2018. He criticized Imran Khan and a few party leaders for doing nothing in the name of politics. He demanded Jahangir Tareen’s disqualification for hiding assets.