Khusro Bakhtiar

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Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtyar (Seraiki:مخدوم کسر بختٻد)
Member of Parliament
Assumed office
11 May 2013
Personal details
Born 7 July ,1969
Lahore ,Pakistan
Nationality Pakistani
Religion Islam

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 President Ayub Khan's Cabinet in the mid 60 's . His cousin Makhdoom Shahabuddin was also a Finance Minister and was also nominated as Prime Minister and hails from the Pakistan People's Party . He is also Mr.Bakhtyar's opponent in politics. Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtyar is from Rahim Yar Khan, a city in the Saraiki belt[1] 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 and was successful in the National Assembly Seat NA - 194 , and the Provincial Seat of PP - 289 . He has currently joined the Pakistan Muslim League - Noon along with his younger Sibling Makhdoom Hashim Jawn Bakhtyar who is a Member of the Provincial Government.


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Political offices
Preceded by
Minister of State for Foreign Affairs
2004 – 2007
Succeeded by
Malik Amad Khan