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|Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtyar (Seraiki:مخدوم کسر بختٻد)
|Member of Parliament|
11 May 2013
|Born||7 July ,1969
Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtiar was Minister of State for Foreign Affairs within Pakistan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 2004 to 2007.He comes from a huge political family. His father Makhdoom ruknuddin was also a member of the National Assembly.His uncle Makhdoom Hameaduddin was also a minister in Ayub Khan's Cabinet .His cousin Makhdoom Shahabuddin was also a finance Minister and was also nominated as Prime Minister. He is also Mr.Bakhtyar's opponent in politics. He is from Rahim Yar Khan, a city in the Saraiki belt of southern Punjab. Prior to entering politics he qualified as a Barrister-at-Law from Lincoln's Inn, London, following which he was an associate at Orr, Dignam & Co., Pakistan's leading corporate law firm.
He started his polictical career in 1997 by leaving his job at Orr Dignam and contesting for a seat in the Punjab Provincial Assembly. He ran on a PML-N ticket and was successful. Later, during the rule of Pervaiz Musharraf, he joined the pro-Musharraf PML-Q party and subsequently became Minister of State for Foreign Affairs.In the 2013 elections he contested independently . He contested two national seats and a provincial seat.He won from his own seat in NA-194 and from PP-289.He has now joined PML-N.
|Minister of State for Foreign Affairs
2004 – 2007
Malik Amad Khan