Muhammad Khan Achakzai

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Muhammad Khan Achakzai
Muhammad Khan Achakzai in 2011
20th Governor of Balochistan
In office
11 June 2013 – 6 September 2018
PresidentMamnoon Hussain
Prime MinisterNawaz Sharif
Shahid Khaqan Abbasi
Imran Khan
Preceded byZulfikar Ali Magsi
Succeeded byAbdul Quddus Bizenjo (Acting)
Amanullah Khan Yasinzai
Personal details
Born(1930-01-01)1 January 1930
Qilla Abdullah, Balochistan, British India
Died12 June 2023(2023-06-12) (aged 93)
NationalityPakistan Pakistani
Political partyPashtunkhwa Milli Awami Party
RelationsMahmood Khan Achakzai (brother)
Hamid Khan Achakzai (brother)
ParentAbdul Samad Khan Achakzai (father)

Muhammad Khan Achakzai (Pashto: محمد خان اڅکزیMuḥammad Xān Aćakzaī; Urdu: محمد خان اچکزئی) was a Pakistani politician who served as the 23rd Governor of Balochistan.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

He’s the son of Abdul Samad Achakzai and the elder brother of Mahmood Khan Achakzai and Hamid Khan Achakzai, all famed politicians.[1]

He earned his Bachelor’s from University of the Punjab, his Master’s in Economics from the University of Strathclyde and his Master’s in Public Administration from the Harvard University.[2]

He’s fluent in Urdu, English, Pashto and Persian.[2]

Academic and professional career[edit]

Following his studies he became a Lecturer at the Government College, Quetta and then Associate Professor at the University of Balochistan before serving in the Planning Commission, Islamabad till his retirement.[2]

Political career[edit]

He is affiliated with the Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party and hails from the prominent Achakzai political family of Balochistan. Achakzai was appointed as Governor of Balochistan on 11 June 2013.[1] He resigned from governorship on 6 September 2018.[3]


  1. ^ a b c "President appoints Muhammad Khan Achakzai as Governor Balochistan". Express Tribune. 11 June 2013. Retrieved 12 June 2013.
  2. ^ a b c "Biography - Governor House Balochistan". Government of Balochistan, Pakistan. Archived from the original on 18 November 2018. Retrieved 14 August 2023.
  3. ^ "Governor Balochistan Muhammad Khan Achakzai resigns". 6 September 2018.