Salahuddin Saeed Khan

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Not to be confused with Nawab Salahuddin of the former princely state of Bahawalpur.

Nawabzada Salahuddin Saeed Khan (born 1960) is the present titular Chief of Tanolis and the present Nawab of Amb (titular/courtesy only).[1] He holds the record of being the youngest parliamentarian ever to be elected to the National Assembly of Pakistan and then went on to be elected five times to the National Assembly of Pakistan (from 1985 to 1997), a feat only achieved by seven other Pakistani parliamentarians, including the former Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif.[2]

Career[edit]

Khan is the son of Nawab Muhammad Saeed Khan[citation needed], a titular figure, and grandson of Nawab Muhammad Farid Khan the last de facto Nawab[citation needed].

He holds the record as the youngest parliamentarian ever to be elected to the National Assembly of Pakistan[citation needed]. After that, he went on to be elected to the National Assembly five times, between 1985 and 1997, a feat only achieved by seven other Pakistani parliamentarians, including the former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.[3]

Khan has held several junior portfolios in the federal government, including his service as Parliamentary Secretary for Production (1991-1993)[citation needed]. He later chaired the National Assembly's Standing Committee on Sports, Tourism, Culture and Youth Affairs (1997-1999)[citation needed] and has been a member of several other parliamentary Standing Committees[citation needed].

Khan also served as interim Provincial Minister in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government, from 1990 to 1991[citation needed].

He has twice led a delegation of Pakistan to the United Nations General Assembly[citation needed] and also at several other international forums, such as the Commonwealth election observer in Kenya[citation needed], SAARC[citation needed] and the Cancun Summit on Natural Habitat[citation needed].

Khan changed his political affiliations several times in his career and is presently affiliated to the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, and he lost the 2013 General Elections on their ticket with a sizable margin.[4]

Tenure Rulers of Amb (Tanawal)[5]
unknown date - 1803 (Mir) Haibat Khan
1803 - 1805 (Mir) Hashim Ali Khan
1805 - 1818 (Mir) Nawab Khan
1818–1840 (Mir) Painda Khan
1840–1868 (Mir) Jehandad Khan
1868–1907 (Nawab) Muhammad Akram Khan
1907 - 26 February 1936 (Nawab) Khanizaman Khan
26 February 1936 - 1971 (Nawab) Muhammad Farid Khan
1971–1973 (Nawab) Muhammad Saeed Khan
1973 (Nawabzada) Salahuddin Saeed Khan[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pakistan Princely States
  2. ^ Pakistan Election Commission – Unique Stats: http://www.ecp.gov.pk/content/uniquestats.html[dead link]
  3. ^ Unique Stats at ecp.gov.pk (Pakistan Election Commission web site)
  4. ^ http://www.pakistanileaders.com.pk/profile/Nawabzada_Salahuddin_Saeed
  5. ^ Ben Cahoon, WorldStatesmen.org. "Pakistan Princely States". Retrieved 2007-10-03. 
  6. ^ Pakistan Election Commission - Unique Stats: http://www.ecp.gov.pk/content/uniquestats.html[dead link]