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Sardar Ikramullah Khan Gandapur
|Minister for Agriculture|
7 May 2014 – 28 May 2018
|Constituency||PK-67 D.I. Khan-IV|
|Born||11 February 1962|
Dera Ismail Khan, Pakistan
|Died||22 July 2018 (aged 56)|
Dera Ismail Khan, Pakistan
|Political party||Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)|
|Parents||Inayatullah Khan Gandapur (father)|
|Relatives||Israr Ullah Khan Gandapur (brother)|
Sardar Ikramullah Gandapur (Urdu: سردار اکرام اللہ گنڈا پور) (11 February 1962 – 22 July 2018) was a Pakistani politician, and a member of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf who served as provisional Minister for Agriculture in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly. He was elected to his late brother, Israr Ullah Khan Gandapur, ex law minister's seat through a by-election.
Gandapur hailed from the village of Kulachi and was the eldest son of Inayatullah Khan Gandapur, and at an early age was asked to perform various political tasks on behalf of his father, during his father's political career. He was an important decision maker in the surrounding areas of Kulachi and due to his tireless efforts, the consistency PK-99 was formed, giving Kulachi and its surrounding areas a better say in parliament. He also played a pivotal role in improving Kulachi's infrastructure and providing a higher grid of electricity which helped the local people to avail a steady flow of electricity.
After his brother's martyrdom, Gandapur was elected through a by-election and was served as provisional Minister of Agriculture. He did immense service to the province by playing a leading role in implementing the government's decision of planting a million trees across the province. Other salient achievements by him as Minister for Agriculture were; 1) Helped many small holding farmers of the province by providing free seeds which helped them enhance their production manifold. 2) ensured to provide watercourses (lakhti in Pashto) which guaranteed minimal water wastage and high crop production. 3) leveling of the land of farmers so as to facilitate sowing and harvesting of crops. 4) played a leading role in the commissioning of Gomal Zam, which resulted in more water for the farmers of the area, which enhanced the value of their land and enabling them to grow sugar cane, which requires high quantity of water.
Gandapur was referred to be a humble, pious and down to earth person to everyone who met him, and his death sent shock waves throughout Kulachi and Pakistan. His son Aghaz Ikram Ullah Gandapur was nominated from the PTI for his riding of PK-99.
Gandapur died from injuries sustained after the Kulachi suicide bombing in Dera Ismail Khan. Ali Amin Gandapur was openly accused by the deceased's family for the attack. His death was widely condemned across Pakistan.
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