Anwar Saifullah Khan

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Anwar Saifullah Khan
أنور سيف الله خان
Senator for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
In office
21 December 1990 – 21 March 1997
Preceded by Salim Saifullah Khan
Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources
In office
26 January 1994 – 5 November 1996
Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto
Preceded by Jehangir Badar
Succeeded by Nouraiz Shakoor
Minister for Environment and Urban Affairs
In office
1991 – 18 July 1993
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif
Succeeded by Shahida Jamil
Personal details
Born (1946-06-07) June 7, 1946 (age 70)
Peshawar, North West Frontier Province, British India
(now Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan)
Political party Pakistan People's Party
Pakistan Muslim League (Junejo) (1988–2009)
Relations Salim, Humayun (brothers)
Ghulam Ishaq Khan
(father-in-law)

Omar Ayub Khan (son-in-law)
Alma mater University of Peshawar
Christ Church, Oxford
University of Southern California

Anwar Saifullah Khan (Urdu: أنور سيف الله خان‎; born 7 June 1946) is a Pakistani politician and industrialist. As a member of the Pakistan Muslim League (Junejo), he served in Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's cabinet as Federal Minister of Environment and Urban Affairs from 1990 to 1993 and as Federal Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources from 1994 to 1996 in coalition with Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. He was also elected to the Senate from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in 1990, serving until 1997.

In the 2008 general elections, Saifullah contested for two provincial seats from Lakki Marwat, and was elected to the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly from both. He is currently a member of Pakistan People's Party.

Early life and family[edit]

Saifullah was born in Peshawar, to the ethnic Pashtun from Lakki Marwat Saifullah family. He is the son of Begum Kulsum Saifullah, and the brother of politicians Salim and Humayun Saifullah Khan. He is also the son-in-law of President Ghulam Ishaq Khan, and the father-in-law of Omar Ayub Khan, the grandson of Pakistan's former military dictator and President Ayub Khan.

Saifullah was educated at the University of Peshawar, and Christ Church, Oxford. He took the post of co-chairman of Saif Group, a Pakistani conglomerate, in 1984.

Political career[edit]

Saifullah was elected to the Senate from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in 1990, serving until 1997 as a member of the Pakistan Muslim League (Junejo). He served in Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's cabinet as Federal Minister of Environment and Urban Affairs from 1990 to 1993, and as Federal Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources from 1994 to 1996 in coalition with Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.

In the 2008 general elections, Saifullah contested for two provincial seats from Lakki Marwat, and was elected to the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly from both. He later joined Pakistan People's Party as a candidate for Governor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, but this was vetoed by coalition partner Awami National Party, a rival of the Saifullah family.[1] He was instead appointed President of PPP Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, but resigned following his defeat in the 2013 general elections.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Mukhtar, Imran (February 18, 2012). "Senate defers 20th Amend Bill". The Nation. Pakistan. Retrieved 11 August 2012.