Muhammad Sarwar Khan Kakar

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Muhammad Sarwar Khan Kakar (Pashto: سرور خان کاکړ‎) was a former politician and head of the Pashtun Kakar tribe in the Pakistani province of Balochistan. He was from the Barshore and Toba Kakar Ranges area of Pishin District. He was born in 1942 and studied at St. Michael's School, Quetta. His political career began in 1979 when became the Chairman of Pishin District Council, serving in that role until 1984.[1] From 1985 to 1999, he was elected five times to represent Pishin in the Provincial Assembly of Balochistan and served as the Speaker of the Assembly from 1985 to 1988.[2] He was a Provincial Minister from 1990–1994 and 1998–1999,[1] with various portfolios including education, finance, transport, excise and taxation, revenue, and sports. He was elected to the Senate of Pakistan in 2005 on a PML-Q ticket,[1] and was the Chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Local Government and Rural Areas.[3] On 18 February 2008 Sarwar Khan was a candidate for elections to the National Assembly of Pakistan and the Provincial Assembly of Balochistan, winning a seat in the provincial election.[4] However, before he could take up his seat in the provincial Assembly, he died on 21 February 2008 and his seat was given to his nephew Khan Asfandiyar Khan Kakar.[5][6]

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  1. ^ a b c "Senators". Senate of Pakistan. Retrieved 2010-08-19. 
  2. ^ "Member Profile". Provincial Assembly of Balochistan. Retrieved 2010-08-19. 
  3. ^ "Press Release 21-4-06 Standing Committee on Local Government". Senate of Pakistan. 2006-04-21. Retrieved 2010-08-19. 
  4. ^ "2008 Election Result - NA-261, Pishin-cum-Ziarat". Dawn Media Group. Retrieved 2010-08-19. 
  5. ^ "Press Release 21-2-08 - 1". Senate of Pakistan. 2008-02-21. Retrieved 2010-08-19. 
  6. ^ "Notification" (PDF). Election Commission of Pakistan. 2008-03-01. Retrieved 2010-08-19.