Amir Muqam

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Engineer Amir Muqam Khan
امير مقام
Advisor to Prime Minister
Assumed office
7 June 2013
President Mamnoon Hussain
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif
Member of the National Assembly for Constituency NA-31
In office
18 February 2008 – 11 May 2013
Succeeded by Ibad Ullah
Personal details
Born (1963-07-25) July 25, 1963 (age 52)
Shangla, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
Citizenship  Pakistan
Nationality Pakistan
Political party Pakistan Muslim League (N)
Children =
Residence Islamabad, Pakistan
Alma mater University of Engineering and Technology
Profession Mechanical engineer
Cabinet Sharif ministry
Portfolio Incharge of federal departments
Religion Islam

Amir Muqam Khan (Urdu:امير مقام خان ; b. 25 July 1963), is a Pakistani politician, national conservative, and mechanical engineer who is currently serving as the Advisor to Prime Minister on federal departments in Kpk since 29 October 2013.[1]

He is also the central senior vice president of Pakistan Muslim League (N).[2]


Amir Muqam was born in pukhtoon family in yousufzai tribe at puran village near Shangla town, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, on 25 July 1963.[3] After matriculating from a local high school, Muqam enrolled at the University of Engineering and Technology in Peshawar in 1983 to study engineering.[3] In 1988, Muqam graduated from UET Peshawar with BSc in Mechanical engineering.[2][4]

After graduation, Muqam worked for the provincial government on several projects and practiced engineering profession for nearly 10 years.[3] Since 1989, Muqam has been a member of the Pakistan Engineering Council.[3]

In 1998, Muqam was elected as general secretary of the Cantonments Association till he remained until 2001.[4] In 2001, Muqam was elected unoppose as Nazim (Mayor) of Bengalin Union Council after participating in local government elections.[4]

Career in national politics[edit]

Muqam participated well on general elections held in 2002 on the Jamaat Islami & Pakistan Muslim League alliance platform for NA-31 constituency.[5] Muqam soon changed his mind and quickly defected to PML(Q) to support Musharraf; in justifying the floor crossing, Muqam maintained that he wanted to deliver to and improve the social conditions of his constituency that was not possible being part of the opposition & because of MMA not performing to the promises they made to the masses back in election,Amir Muqam also criticised Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal for corruption and not fulfilling promises made to the public. Engineer Amir Muqam is known for his bravery,who survived seven attacks on his life.Despite of serious security threats to his life,Muqam spend most of his time with the people of Pakhtunkhwa and always present with his people in their grief and happiness [6]

Muqam was brought up as a Minister of State for Water and Power and Political Affairs.[6] From 2002–07, Muqam worked for the whole Pakhtunkhwa province, from chitral to bannu, Muqam completed the Peshawar motorway,which was then inaugurated by the President Musharraf,Amir Muqam ensured Sui gas to different area's of Pakhtunkhwa, He was the one, who allocated billions rupees to lowari tunnel for the people of chitral, Muqam also managed to get some funds from the government for the development of his constituency located in Shangla which was the second lowest Human Development Index in the country.[6] He primarily gave attention to electrification,he made possible the electricity from 10% to 90 %, provision of telephone network and construction and improvement of roads within Shangla District.[6] Amir Muqam was appointed President of PML(Q) for Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa chapter, because of his hard working and 24/7 serving the masses in national politics.[6] President Musharraf used to called Engineer Amir Muqam as his brother, because of his hard working for the Pakistan Muslim League Kpk.

Muqam again successfully defended his constituency in the general elections held in 2008.[7] However, his relations grew bitter with party president of PML(Q), Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain, because of Ch Shujaat alliance with ppp,Amir Muqam resigned as Federal Minister for industry and production,and declare alliance with ppp baseless and unpopular, Ch Shujaat & Ch Pervez elahi went to Amir Muqam house in Islamabad but Muqam refused Ministry & alliance with PPP. After a few days , Muqam announced to join the PML(N) after holding a meeting with Nawaz Sharif.[8][9][10] He was soon appointed Senior vice President of the party, a position vacated by Javed Hashmi who quit PML-N and joined Imran Khan's Tehrik-e-Insaf a few months back.[11]

In 2013, Muqam decided not to contest from NA-31 constituency where he was elected twice in the past and tried on seats in Swat.[2] He was defeated, However, his brother Dr. Ibadullah got elected as Member of the National Assembly from Shangla.[2] Dr. Ibadullah had been District Chief of Shangla in the previous government.[12]

On 29 October, 2013. Amir Muqam was appointed as Advisor to Prime Minister with the status equal to the federal minister.[13] Son of Engineer Amir Muqam,Niaz Amir Muqam is currently elected chief of Shangla District. Because of Amir Muqam's strong efforts and hardworking, PML-N also formed government in District Swat.


  1. ^ From the Newspaper (29 October 2013). "Amir Muqam becomes adviser". Dawn Newspaper. Retrieved 10 October 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d Engineer Amir Muqam, PakistanHerald, retrieved 3 April 2012 
  3. ^ a b c d Staff wrtiers, contributors,, et. al. "Election Commission of Pakistan: Amir Muqam". Election Commission of Pakistan. Retrieved 10 October 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c et. al . staff writers. "Amir Muqam". Pakistan Leaders Online database. Retrieved 10 October 2014. 
  5. ^ Diaz, Farah. "Electoral career of Amir Muqam". Democracy index. Retrieved 10 October 2014. 
  6. ^ a b c d e Butt, Tariq (January 13, 2014). "A survivor and fighter, Muqam battles on". News International, 2014. The News International. Retrieved 10 October 2014. 
  7. ^ NA-31 (Shangla)Result: Announced, ECP, retrieved 3 April 2012 
  8. ^ Amir Muqam joins PML-N, Pakistan Today, 29 Mar 2012, retrieved 3 April 2012 
  9. ^ Shujaat dissolves PML-Q KP chapter to preempt Muqam’s defection, Pakistan Today, 29 Mar 2012, retrieved 3 April 2012 
  10. ^ Amir Muqam quits 'Q' to join PML-N, The News, 29 Mar 2012, retrieved 3 April 2012 
  11. ^ Amir Muqam appointed PML-N’s senior vice president 
  12. ^ Staff reporter (29 May 2012). "Amir Muqam joins PLM(N)". Pakistan Today, May 29. Pakistan Today. Retrieved 10 October 2014. 
  13. ^ "Amir Muqam appointed PM’s Advisor". Associated Press Of Pakistan ( Pakistan's Premier NEWS Agency ). 

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