Mahmood Khan Achakzai

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Mahmood Khan Achakzai
MNA
Member of the National Assembly of Pakistan
Assumed office
1 June 2013
Preceded by Syed Nasir Ali Shah
Personal details
Born 1948 (age 68–69)[1]
Nationality Pakistan Pakistani
Political party Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party
Relations Muhammad Khan Achakzai (brother)
Hamid Khan Achakzai (brother)
Parents Abdul Samad Khan Achakzai (father)
Alma mater University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar

Mahmood Khan Achakzai Urdu: محمود خان اچکزئی‎; born c. 1948) is a Pakistani politician who is a current member of the National Assembly of Pakistan and the chairman of Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party.

Early life and education[edit]

Achakzai was born in 1948 to Abdul Samad Khan Achakzai.[2][1]

He received BSc degree in Engineering from University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar in 1971.[2][1]

Political career[edit]

Achakzai is a Pashtun nationalist who was elected as the chairman of the Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party[2] following the assassination of his father Abdul Samad Khan Achakzai in a bomb attack in Quetta in 1973.[1]

Achakzai was elected as a member of the Provincial Assembly of Balochistan in a by election.[3]

Achakzai was elected as a member of National Assembly of Pakistan in Pakistani general election, 1993 from Quetta constituency. Reportedly, Achakzai had won his first election with the support of Pakistan Muslim League (N).[4][5][1][6]

Achakzai lost the National Assembly seat in Pakistani general election, 1997.[6]

Achakzai was re-elected as a member of National Assembly of Pakistan in Pakistani general election, 2002 from the NA- 262 constituency[1][3][7][6] however lost in the NA-259 (Quetta) constituency.[4]

In 2007, Achakzai parted ways with his ally PML-N and formed an alliance with the Awami National Party.[1][8]

In 2008, he formed an alliance with All Parties Democratic Movement and boycotted Pakistani general election, 2008[1] to deny the legitimacy of then President of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf.[9][1][3][10] Although he boycotted the polls but he remained active in the politics.[1]

In February 2013, it was reported that Achakzai is being considered for the post of caretaker prime minister of Pakistan prior to Pakistani general election, 2013[1] but he refused to become the caretaker prime minister[11][12] due to reason that he intended to contest the upcoming general elections.[13][1]

Achakzai ran for seat of National Assembly from two constituencies, NA-259-Quetta and NA-262-Qilla Abdullah, in Pakistani general election, 2013.[3][14][15] Achakzai was supported by Pakistan Muslim League (N) in Quetta constituency.[5] Achakzai won the NA-259 Quetta.[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Mehmood Khan Achakzai". DAWN.COM. 1 May 2013. Retrieved 3 March 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c "The dissenting voice". The News. 21 December 2008. Archived from the original on 3 July 2010. Retrieved 11 January 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party". DAWN.COM. 1 May 2013. Retrieved 3 March 2017. 
  4. ^ a b "APDM blamed for lacklustre Balochistan campaigns". DAWN.COM. 14 February 2008. Retrieved 3 March 2017. 
  5. ^ a b "Removal of Mengal govt was a mistake: Shahbaz". DAWN.COM. 11 April 2013. Retrieved 3 March 2017. 
  6. ^ a b c "DAWN - Features; October 6, 2002". DAWN.COM. 6 October 2002. Retrieved 3 March 2017. 
  7. ^ "Achakzai wins NA seat". DAWN.COM. 20 November 2002. Retrieved 3 March 2017. 
  8. ^ "ANP and PkMAP form alliance". DAWN.COM. 26 July 2007. Retrieved 3 March 2017. 
  9. ^ "Poll results won’t be accepted: Achakzai". DAWN.COM. 15 December 2007. Retrieved 3 March 2017. 
  10. ^ "PROVINCIAL OVERVIEWS – Balochistan: The nationalists strike back -DAWN - Herald Election 2008;". Herald. Dawn. 16 May 2008. Archived from the original on 16 May 2008. Retrieved 3 March 2017. 
  11. ^ "Post of caretaker prime minister: Achakzai also turns down PML-N offer". DAWN.COM. 16 September 2012. Retrieved 3 March 2017. 
  12. ^ "Achakzai’s presence at Presidency lunch noted with interest". DAWN.COM. 18 February 2013. Retrieved 3 March 2017. 
  13. ^ "Selection of caretaker PM: Parties against handing over task to ECP". DAWN.COM. 18 March 2013. Retrieved 3 March 2017. 
  14. ^ "Parties award tickets for NA, PA seats in Balochistan". DAWN.COM. 29 March 2013. Retrieved 3 March 2017. 
  15. ^ "PMAP, Jamaat unfold candidates for elections". The Nation. Retrieved 3 March 2017. 
  16. ^ "Mahmood Achakzai wins from NA-259 Quetta". DAWN.COM. 12 May 2013. Retrieved 3 March 2017.