Sardar Muhammad Yousuf

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Sardar Muhammad Yousuf
MNA
Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony
Assumed office
8 June 2013
President Mamnoon Hussain
Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif
Preceded by Syed Khurshid Ahmed Shah
Personal details
Born Mansehra, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
Political party Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz)
Children Sardar Shahjahan Yousuf[1]

Sardar Muhammad Yousuf (Urdu: سردار محمد یوسف‎) is a Pakistani politician who is the current Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony in the third Sharif ministry.[2][3] A member of the Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz), Yousuf has been an elected member of the National Assembly of Pakistan, representing Mansehra non-consequently since 1990.[4][5]

Political career[edit]

Yousuf was elected the member of Provincial Assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for the first time in Pakistani general election, 1985. He was re-elected as the member of the Provincial Assembly in Pakistani general election, 1990.[5][additional citation needed]

In Pakistani general election, 1990, he was elected as the member of the National Assembly of Pakistan for the firs time. In Pakistani general election, 1993 he was re-elected as the member of the National Assembly for the second time and for the third time in Pakistani general election, 1997.[6] He served as District Nazim of Mansehra District.[7]

In early 2013, he left Pakistan Muslim League (Q)[8] to join the PML-N [7] and was re-elected as the member of the National Assembly for the fourth time in the Pakistani general election, 2013.[9] Upon PML-N victory in the Pakistani general election, 2013, he was appointed Minister for Religious Affair and Interfaith Harmony in the third Sharif ministry.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "PML-N striving to regain strength in Hazara". DAWN.COM. 25 March 2013. Retrieved 18 November 2016. 
  2. ^ Wajahat S. Khan. "Charlie Hebdo Attack: Pakistani Legislators Chant 'Death to Blasphemers'". NBC News. 
  3. ^ "Pilgrimage fares to be cut, says minister". DAWN.COM. 24 January 2016. Retrieved 18 November 2016. 
  4. ^ "A single objective: Hazara leaders agree to roadmap for separate province - The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 3 January 2016. Retrieved 18 November 2016. 
  5. ^ a b "Tough contest seen on Mansehra seats". DAWN.COM. 19 September 2002. Retrieved 18 November 2016. 
  6. ^ "Differences surface in Mansehra PML-N". DAWN.COM. 20 December 2011. Retrieved 18 November 2016. 
  7. ^ a b "In Mansehra, tough battle expected among PML-N, PTI and JUI-F - The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 27 April 2013. Retrieved 12 October 2016. 
  8. ^ "Constituency profile: For Mansehra seats, it's the mosque that matters - The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 20 April 2013. Retrieved 12 October 2016. 
  9. ^ "PML-N candidate wins NA-20 Mansehra seat - The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 12 May 2013. Retrieved 18 November 2016. 
  10. ^ "25-member cabinet takes oath". Pakistan Today. 8 June 2013. Retrieved 12 October 2016. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Syed Khurshid Ahmed Shah
Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony
2013
Incumbent