Mehtab Abbasi (politician)
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|27th Governor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa|
15 April 2014 – 8 February 2016
|Prime Minister||Nawaz Sharif|
|Preceded by||Shaukatullah Khan|
|Succeeded by||Iqbal Zafar Jhagra|
|Minister of Railways|
|Prime Minister||Yousuf Raza Gilani|
|Member of the Senate of Pakistan|
|Prime Minister||Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali, Shaukat Aziz|
|Majority||Pakistan Muslim League(Q)|
|Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa|
21 February 1997 – 12 October 1999
|President||Muhammad Rafiq Tarar|
|Prime Minister||Nawaz Sharif|
|Preceded by||Raja Sikander Zaman|
|Succeeded by||Akram Khan Durrani|
|Majority||Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz|
|Born||15 December 1952|
Malkot, NWFP, Pakistan
|Political party||Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N)|
|Children||Shamoon Yar Khan (Son) Ex-Member KPK Assembly|
|Alma mater||Government High School, Murree|
Sir Sayyad College, Rawalpindi
|Sardar Mehtab Ahmed Khan is thought to be part of Budreal sub tribe of the Dhund Abbasis. Sardar Mehtab's term was cut short by the military coup of 12 October 1999 and he was arrested from his house in Abbottabad. The first ever case against Pervez Musharraf was filed by his lawyer Mr. Mian Muhibullah Kakakhel Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of Pakistan in the case of Sardar Mehtab Ahmad Khan Versus National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and other high Military hierarchy. The petition was numbered as writ petition No. 1 of 2000.|
Mehtab Abbasi (Urdu/Pashto/Hindko: سردار مهتاب احمد خان عباسي) is a Pakistani politician from Abbottabad who started his political career as an independent candidate in the 1985 election. During the election, he won seats of both the provincial and national assembly in his constituency. He also won all subsequent elections until the 2013 election.
Sardar Mehtab served as Governor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan from 2014 to 2016, Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa from 1997 to 1999, and Federal Minister for Railways in 2008. He is politically affiliated with Pakistan Muslim League (N). He has served as a senator for five years since March 2003, until he won the NA-17 Abbottabad-I seat for the National Assembly of Pakistan in the 2008 general election.
- 1 Provincial Minister for Law
- 2 Federal Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Northern Areas (1990–1993)
- 3 As Chief Minister (1997–1999)
- 4 Post-CM political career
- 5 As Senator (2003–2008)
- 6 Member of National Assembly (2008–2013)
- 7 Post 2013 Elections
- 8 Governor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
- 9 Head Of Aviation Affairs
- 10 References
- 11 External links
Provincial Minister for Law
Sardar Mehtab was elected to the provincial seat after winning in the 1986 general elections. He served as Provincial Minister for Law and Political Affairs from 1986 until 1988, when another general election was called.
Federal Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Northern Areas (1990–1993)
In 1990, Sardar Mehtab was elected to the National Assembly, abandoning his provincial seat. He was subsequently appointed Federal Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Northern Areas. He held the post until 1993, when the General Assembly was dissolved and new elections were called.
As Chief Minister (1997–1999)
During his tenure as Chief Minister, Abbasi approved the Chief Minister Development Plan prepared by Prof Subhan Qureshi, which was later updated to Dairy Science Park through two international workshops held at the University of Agriculture, Peshawar in 2011 and 2013 respectively. The Park has given birth to Peshawar Meat Company, which is to be implemented jointly by the University of Agriculture, Peshawar, the Department of Local Government and Rural Development, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority, and the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Board of Investment and Trade.
Post-CM political career
Abbasi could not contest the general elections in 2002 for National Assembly and therefore had to settle as a Senator in the March 2003 – March 2008 tenure.
As Senator (2003–2008)
Abbasi was amongst the few politicians who remained in Pakistan. He was an integral part of the party during the exile of Nawaz Sharif and was elected as a Senate of Pakistan in 2003 holding this office until the 2008 general elections.
Member of National Assembly (2008–2013)
In the 2008 general elections, Mehtab Ahmed Khan won NA-17 Abbottabad seat. He also won the PF-45 provincial assembly seat and hence had to vacate both the Senate seat and the provincial assembly seat after the victory as a parliamentarian in Pakistan can only keep one seat. His son Shamoon Yar Khan won this seat. He was elected as the Federal Minister for Railways on the 31st March 2008 in the initial coalition between the PPP and PML(N) after the elections. However he along with the other PML(N) ministers resigned less than two months later after differences regarding the restoration of the judges who were removed in the Pakistani state of emergency. In the 2013 general elections, Mehtab Ahmad Khan lost to his political rival for the seat of the national assembly.
Post 2013 Elections
Abbasi was elected as the Opposition Leader in the Provincial Assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on the 3rd of June 2013 and he retained the position until the 9th of April 2014 when he resigned to take oath as the Governor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Governor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
The President of Pakistan, Mamnoon Hussain, on the advice of the Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif appointed him as governor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. He took the oath of the office of the Governor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on 15 April 2014 in Peshawar. On 8 February 2016, he resigned as Governor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Head Of Aviation Affairs
After resigning as the governor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and a year-long hiatus, Sardar Mehtab Abbasi took up the role of aviation advisor to the PM on 14 February 2017. He took up this portfolio so as to make improvements in the loss-making airline and bring a turn around in its operations. In this short time, he has made big changes in the PIA whereby the CEO and CCO were replaced. Furthermore, improvements have been made in aircraft surveillance to curb drug trafficking which was rampant in the past. The New Islamabad Airport was also completed under his supervision.
- Fida, Nauman. "Sardar Mehtab Abbasi takes oath as new KPK governor". Thenewstribe. Retrieved 15 April 2014.
- 'Sardar Mehtab, a born-again politician: Dateline Peshawar' Dawn Newspaper, April 10, 2003
- Sajjad Malik, "24-member federal cabinet takes oath" Daily Times, April 01, 2008
- 'Five in the run for presidency' The News
- "Dean Faculty of Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Sciences: Prof. Dr. Muhammad Subhan Qureshi". The University of Agriculture, Peshawar. Retrieved 3 February 2015.
- "International Workshop on Dairy Science Park". The University of Agriculture, Peshawar. 21 November 2011. Retrieved 29 January 2015.
- "Second International Workshop on Dairy Science Park". The University of Agriculture, Peshawar. 18 November 2013. Retrieved 29 January 2015.
- "Minister for Local Government KP briefed on Peshawar Meat Company". The University of Agriculture, Peshawar. Retrieved 29 January 2015.
- "Minister briefed on establishment of Peshawar Meat Company". Business Recorder. 28 March 2014. Retrieved 29 January 2015.
- "Dairy Science Park". The University of Agriculture, Peshawar. Retrieved 29 January 2015.
- "Dairy Science Park–Display Center". Retrieved 29 January 2015.
- "Detail Result of Constituency "NA-17"". Archived from the original on 2011-07-21.CS1 maint: Unfit url (link)
- "PML-N ministers resign, PM holds decision till Zardari's return". 2008-05-13. Archived from the original on 2015-09-23.
- Web, Desk. "KP Governor Sardar Mehtab Abbasi resigns". www.thenews.com.pk. Retrieved 8 February 2016.
- Minister of Railways Profile
- Profile on Senator Mehtab Ahmed Khan
- Politicians of Pakistan
- Sardar Mehtab as MNA
- A Pakistani Leader
- Political History of Circle Bakote
- Sardar Mehtab tribe of Circle Bakote
Raja Sikander Zaman
| Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Akram Khan Durrani
| Governor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
15 April 2014–8 February 2016
Iqbal Zafar Jhagra