Muhammad Iqbal Khan (politician)
||This biographical article is written like a résumé. (February 2013)|
|Rana Muhammad Iqbal Khan
رانا مُحمّد اِقبال خان
|Speaker Punjab Assembly Pakistan|
11 April 2008 – Present
|Prime Minister||Nawaz Sharif
Yousaf Raza Gillani
Makhdoom Ahmed Mehmood
|Preceded by||Muhammad Afzal Sahi|
Muhammad Iqbal Khan (Urdu: رانا مُحمّد اِقبال خان), is a Pakistani politician, hailing from Phool Nagar, Punjab, Pakistan. Since 2008 he has been the speaker of the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab. Following the assassination of Salmaan Taseer on 4 January 2011 Rana Iqbal Khan became acting Governor of Punjab.
Muhammad Iqbal Khan belongs to a family of politicians. His father Rana Phool Muhammad Khan was elected a Member of Provincial Assemblies on six occasions and also served as Provincial Minister between 1988–1990 and 1990–1993. His cousin, Rana M Hayat Khan was MNA and Parliamentary Secretary from 1990 to 2007. Another cousin, Rana Muhammad Ishaq Khan, is a sitting MNA. His cousin, Rana M Hayat Khan is sitting MNA, elected in the current elections of 2013.
Khan traces its roots back to Karnal, Haryana, India. After the partition of the Sub-Continent into Pakistan and India in 1947 under the British Raj, his father migrated with Sufi Abdul Hameed to Lahore, Pakistan.
Khan is the father of seven children.
Election to provincial assembly
Khan was elected unopposed to the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab in a 1993 by-election but was unable formally to swear the oath and take his seat as a member before the dissolution of the Assembly in June 1993. He was then re-elected to the Assembly and subsequently also re-elected at the next elections, in 1997. Between 1997 and 1999 he served as a Provincial Minister and held the portfolios of Livestock and Dairy Development, Forest, Wildlife, Fisheries and Tourism.
Acting Governor of Punjab
In August 2008, Khan was appointed the acting governor of Punjab.
Speaker Punjab Assembly Pakistan
Having been elected to the Assembly for a fourth term, Khan was installed as Speaker on 11 April 2008, having been elected unopposed as such. As Speaker, Khan resides in the Speaker House Punjab in Lahore.
Executive committee of Commonwealth
Relations with chairman Bait-ul-Maal Kasur
Before entering politics, Khan, practised law as a professional lawyer. He holds a L.L.B. degree from Punjab University, Pakistan. Khan served as secretary, Tehsil Bar Associate, Bar Association, Chunian during 1975–1976. He started his political career from Markaz Council and served as the chairman of Markaz Council and of Union Council, Phool Nagar during 1979–1983. He was vice-chairman of Zila Council, Kasur, between 1983 and 1987, then becoming its chairman for two consecutive terms between 1987 and 1993.
Khan is also an agriculturist by profession. His late father left behind more than 200 Murabbas of agricultural property in Tehsil Pattoki for his family to which Khan is an heir. His agricultural property is located at Lambay Jagir, Pattoki, Kasur.
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