Ameer Haider Khan Hoti

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Ameer Haider Khan Hotti
امیر حیدر خان هوتي

MP
25th Chief Minister of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
In office
2008 – March 2013
Preceded by Shams ul Mulk
Succeeded by Tariq Pervez Khan
Member of Parliament
Assumed office
11 May 2013
Personal details
Born (1971-12-05) December 5, 1971 (age 45)
Mardan, Pakistan
Citizenship Pakistani
Political party Awami National Party (ANP)
Religion Islam

Ameer Haider Khan Hoti (Pashto: امیر حیدر خان هوتي‎) (born 5 February 1971 at Mardan) is a member of the National Assembly of Pakistan on NA-9. He was a member of the Provincial Assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and was the 25th Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Hoti was the third chief minister from Mardan, the first two being late Lt Gen Fazle Haq in 1988 and late Mir Afzal Khan in 1990.[1]

Family[edit]

Ameer Haider Khan Hoti is the son of former federal minister Azam Khan Hoti.[2] He is the great-grandson of former chief minister Dr Khan Sahib and his father Azam Khan Hoti remained federal minister twice in the Nawaz Sharif government, while his maternal uncle Asfandyar Wali Khan is the central president of the ANP. Hoti married Mehr Dil Khan, granddaughter of founding leader of Khudai Khidmatgar Tehrik and daughter of ANP leader Sareer Khan.

Career[edit]

He passed his Secondary and Higher Secondary School examinations from Aitchison College (Lahore) and graduated from Edwardes College (Peshawar) in 1992. He started his political career as an organizer in the Awami National Party (ANP) in Mardan city and later became senior vice-president of the party in the District.[3] He was also elected joint secretary and then deputy secretary general of the provincial chapter of the Awami National Party.

He was defeated in the 2002 provincial elections and elected for the first time to the provincial assembly of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province in 2008 from PK-23 Mardan constituency by getting 11009 votes and was elected as chief minister shortly afterwards. He was unanimously nominated by the Awami National Party (ANP) legislators for slot of the chief minister of the province, was elected unopposed on March 31 and took oath of his office on April 1, 2008 with coalition of Pakistan Peoples Party. During his service in office, besides other contributions, his main focus was on education and development and nurturing of three new universities Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, Bacha Khan University Charsadda, University of Swabi, University of Swat with more than 10 campuses in the province bespeak of his dedication to education. Also his government for the first time in the history of Pakistan, provided scholarships to send the scholars abroad for higher education and started schemes for students to provide them with free laptops on the basis of merit/finance with famous logo of Naway Sahar (New Beginning).[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Official website of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa government. Retrieved 10 April 2008
  2. ^ 20th Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Ameer Haider Khan Hotti will take oath on Tuesday Associated Press of Pakistan. Retrieved April 10, 2008
  3. ^ A Brief Profile Of Ameer Haider Khan Hotti Awami National Party web site. Retrieved 20 April 2008
  4. ^ "ANP names Amir Hotti for Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa CM post". DAWN. 1 March 2008. 
  5. ^ "Budget: Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa govt presents pragmatic budget". The Express Tribune. 9 June 2012. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
Shams ul Mulk
Chief Minister of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
2008–2013
Succeeded by
Tariq Pervez Khan