Abdul Baqi (Pakistani politician)

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Moulana Abdul Baqi (1939–2001) was a prominent political figure of North West Frontier Province, Pakistan. He was elected as Member of the Provincial Assembly from the constituency of Swat District in the 1970s general elections and appointed as senior provincial minister in the cabinet of Mufti Mehmood, then Chief Minister of North West Frontier Province (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) of Pakistan. He also served in the selected provincial cabinet of General Zia-ul-Haq in the 1980s.

Moulana Abdul Baqi with Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto. circa 1975

His big achievement in his political career was the merging of the Abaseen and North East part of Hazara (Palas Valley) region into Kohistan district. He was also the chairman of Motamar-e-alam e Islam. He died in Abbottabad on 24 of June 2001. He had 9 sons and three daughters. His younger brothers Moulana Ubaidullah and Mehboobullah Jan got elected as members of the Provincial and National assemblies from PF-61 and NA-23 Kohistan respectively in the February 2008 general elections.Moulana Ubaidullah died on 7th Oct 2011.

After the death of his younger brother Molvi Ubaidullah, his son Sajjad Ullah Baqi was elected as MPA in 2011.

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