Akram Khan Durrani

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Akram Khan Durrani
Minister for Housing and Works
In office
4 August 2017 – 31 May 2018
PresidentMamnoon Hussain
Prime MinisterShahid Khaqan Abbasi
In office
19 June 2013 – 28 July 2017
PresidentMamnoon Hussain
Prime MinisterNawaz Sharif
23rd Chief Minister of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
In office
29 September 2002 – 11 October 2007
Succeeded byShamsul Mulk (caretaker)
Member of the National Assembly of Pakistan
In office
1 June 2013 – 31 May 2018
ConstituencyNA-26 (Bannu)
Personal details
Born
Akram Khan Durrani

(1960-03-02) 2 March 1960 (age 58)[1]
NationalityPakistani
Political partyJamiat Ulema-e Islam (F)
RelationsGhulam Qadir Khan Durrani (father)
ChildrenZiad Durrani

Akram Khan Durrani (Urdu: اکرم خان درانی‎; born 2 March 1960) is a Pakistani politician who is the current Leader of the Opposition in the Provincial Assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, in office since 2 October 2018.

He served as the Chief Minister of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa from 2002 to 2007. He served as Federal Minister for Housing and Works, in the Abbasi cabinet from August 2017 to May 2018 and as the Federal Minister for Housing and Works in the third Sharif ministry from June 2013 to July 2017. He was a member of the National Assembly of Pakistan from June 2013 to May 2018.

Early life[edit]

Durrani was born on 2 March 1960.[1]

Political career[edit]

Durrani was elected several times to the provincial assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa from his home constituency of Bannu.[2] In September 2002, he was elected by the Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) as the Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa where he served until 2007.[3] He survived an assassination attempt in 2007 when he was the chief minister.[4]

In Pakistani general election, 2013 he was elected as the member of the National Assembly of Pakistan.[5] He also won provincial assembly seat which he relinquished in order to retain his national assembly seat.[6]

Durrani was appointed as Minister for Housing & Works by the President of Pakistan Mamnoon Hussain on the advice of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on 29 August 2013.[7]

On 27 November 2015, Durrani survived an attempt on his life as his convoy came under a bomb attack in Narmikhail area of Bannu.[8]

He had ceased to hold ministerial office in July 2017 when the federal cabinet was disbanded following the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif after Panama Papers case decision.[9] Following the election of Shahid Khaqan Abbasi as Prime Minister of Pakistan in August 2017, he was inducted into the federal cabinet of Abbasi.[10][11] He was appointed as the Minister for Housing and Works for the second time.[12] Upon the dissolution of the National Assembly on the expiration of its term on 31 May 2018, Durrani ceased to hold the office as Federal Minister for Housing and Works.[13]

On 13 July 2018, Durrani remained safe despite a blast near his convoy that killed four people and injured 32 others.[14]

He was re-elected to Provincial Assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as a candidate of MMA from Constituency PK-90 (Bannu-IV) in Pakistani general election, 2018.[15]

On 2 October 2018, he became leader of the opposition in the Provincial Assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Detail Information". www.pildat.org. PILDAT. Archived from the original on 25 April 2017. Retrieved 24 April 2017.
  2. ^ "JUI nominates Akram Durani for chief ministership". Dawn. 17 October 2002. Archived from the original on 9 October 2016. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  3. ^ "Akram Durrani elected NWFP chief minister". Dawn. 30 November 2002. Archived from the original on 9 October 2016. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  4. ^ "Two killed in attack on minister's convoy". Dawn. 27 November 2015. Retrieved 13 July 2018.
  5. ^ "PHA-Profile". www.pha.gov.pk. Archived from the original on 9 October 2016. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  6. ^ ECP, 2013 election result
  7. ^ "JUI-F represented: Three new ministers take oath - The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. tribune. 17 January 2014. Archived from the original on 17 August 2016. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  8. ^ "Akram Khan Durrani survives bid on life in Bannu, two dead". www.thenews.com.pk. The News. Archived from the original on 10 October 2016. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  9. ^ "PM Nawaz Sharif steps down; federal cabinet stands dissolved". Daily Pakistan Global. Archived from the original on 28 July 2017. Retrieved 28 July 2017.
  10. ^ "A 43-member new cabinet sworn in". Associated Press Of Pakistan. 4 August 2017. Archived from the original on 4 August 2017. Retrieved 4 August 2017.
  11. ^ "PM Khaqan Abbasi's 43-member cabinet takes oath today". Pakistan Today. 4 August 2017. Retrieved 4 August 2017.
  12. ^ Raza, Syed Irfan (5 August 2017). "PM Abbasi's bloated cabinet sworn in". DAWN.COM. Archived from the original on 5 August 2017. Retrieved 5 August 2017.
  13. ^ "Notification" (PDF). Cabinet division. Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 June 2018. Retrieved 1 June 2018.
  14. ^ Akbar, Ali (13 July 2018). "Blast targets convoy of JUI-F leader Akram Khan Durrani, 4 killed". Dawn. Retrieved 13 July 2018.
  15. ^ "Pakistan election 2018 results: National and provincial assemblies". Samaa TV. Archived from the original on 2018-07-29. Retrieved 3 September 2018.
  16. ^ "Durrani named opposition leader in KP Assembly". The News. Retrieved 17 October 2018.
Political offices
Preceded by
Mehtab Ahmed Khan
Chief Minister of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
2002 – 2007
Succeeded by
Shamsul Mulk