Mushahid Ullah Khan

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Mushahid Ullah Khan
Minister for Climate Change
Assumed office
4 August 2017
President Mamnoon Hussain
Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi
In office
5 January 2015 – 15 August 2015
President Mamnoon Hussain
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif
Succeeded by Zahid Hamid
Personal details
Nationality Pakistani
Political party Pakistan Muslim League (N)

Mushahid Ullah Khan (Urdu: مشاہد اللہ خان) is a Pakistani politician who is the current Minister for Climate Change, in office since August 2017. A member of the Pakistan Muslim League (N), Khan has been a member of the Senate of Pakistan and previously served as Minister for Climate Change in the third Sharif ministry in 2015.

Political career[edit]

He joined Pakistan Muslim League (N) in 1990.[1]

In 2009, Khan was elected to the Senate of Pakistan as a candidate of Pakistan Muslim League (N).[2][3]

In 2015, Khan was re-elected to the Senate of Pakistan as a candidate of Pakistan Muslim League (N).[4]

In January 2015, he was inducted into the cabinet of then Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif and was appointed chairman of the Benazir Income Support Programme with the status of federal minister.[1] However he did not accepted the portfolio.[5] Hence later he was made Minister for Climate Change.[6]

In August 2015, he was forced to resign[7] as the Minister for Climate Change after he, in an interview to the BBC, alleged that Zaheer-ul-Islam wanted to overthrow the civil and military leadership of Pakistan[8] during the 2014 Azadi march.[9]

In 2017, following the election of Shahid Khaqan Abbasi as Prime Minister of Pakistan, he was inducted into the federal cabinet of Abbasi and was appointed Minister for Climate Change for the second time.[10][11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ghumman, Khawar (6 January 2015). "Mushahidullah appointed federal minister". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 4 August 2017. 
  2. ^ Hanif, Intikhab (19 February 2009). "Senators from Punjab elected unopposed: Accord among rivals". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 4 August 2017. 
  3. ^ Mahmood, Amjad (31 January 2015). "Senate nominations: PML-N ignored Lahore in past". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 4 August 2017. 
  4. ^ Syed Ali Shah; Arif Malik; Fahad Chaudhry; Ali Akbar; Raza Khan (5 March 2015). "Senate polls: Unofficial results emerging". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 7 August 2017. 
  5. ^ "Mushahidullah snubs BISP office, likely to get Cabinet Division". Retrieved 4 August 2017. 
  6. ^ Ebrahim, Zofeen T. (6 February 2015). "Pakistan’s new climate change ministry merely “cosmetic”". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 4 August 2017. 
  7. ^ "Zahid Hamid inducted to federal cabinet as climate change minister". DAWN.COM. 17 November 2015. Retrieved 4 August 2017. 
  8. ^ "Mushahidullah has sent resignation to PM: Pervaiz Rashid". DAWN.COM. 15 August 2015. Retrieved 4 August 2017. 
  9. ^ "Nawaz seeks explanation from Mushahidullah over BBC interview". DAWN.COM. 14 August 2015. Retrieved 4 August 2017. 
  10. ^ Sanaullah Khan (4 August 2017). "New cabinet takes oath: Khawaja Asif foreign minister, Ahsan Iqbal interior minister". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 4 August 2017. 
  11. ^ Raza, Syed Irfan (5 August 2017). "PM Abbasi’s bloated cabinet sworn in". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 5 August 2017.