Sardar Attique Ahmed Khan
- President All Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference
- Member AJ&K Legislative Assembly
- Former Prime Minister of Azad Govt of the State of J & K
- Former Leader of Opposition in AJK Legislative Assembly
Son of a renowned political & social intellectual and Founder of Kashmir Movement Sardar Muhammad Abdul Qayyum Khan who has a unique distinction of serving as President & Prime Minister of Azad Government of the State of Jammu and Kashmir for several times and introduced Social Democracy during his tenure as President/Chief Executive in 1970s.
- Masters Degree in International Relations.
- Qualified 2-years Arabic language course from Islamic University of Madinah Munawwarah, Saudi Arabia
Literary And Media Credentials
- Freelance columnist of English and Urdu newspapers with special emphasis on socio-politico affairs. The ideas initiated in print media have been widely capitalized by readers of all shades of opinion with far-reaching creative results.
- An articulate communicator with deep insight in conflict management. Facile in spoken and written English, Arabic, Urdu, Kashmiri, Punjabi, Pahari, Hindku, Potohari dialects.
- A widely read political and social scholarly worker with deep insight in political, social, religious and economic affairs of the region/world.
Views And Thoughts
- Kashmiri Nation has all potential and all the human capability to be transformed into a progressive, moderate, prosperous welfare State. Harmony and co-existence between modern world and the Muslim world.
- Global peace and cohesion are achievable objectives.
- Political creed is that by promotion of humanism, conflicts come closer to solution and settlements.
- Strong believer and practitioner of peaceful religious co-existence.
Ten points proposal presented to the United Nations-recognized OIC Foreign Ministers Conference Contact Group on Kashmir in UN HQ’s New York on September 20–25, 2006 delineating negotiated approach over Kashmir dispute which were adopted by the annual coordinating meeting of the 57-member countries of OIC.
Led several political, humanitarian and diplomatic missions on sensitive regional issues to the World Forums/United Nations, Middle East, Europe, United States, Asia, Africa Acra (Ghana).
Socio-Political Credentials :
Elected 4th time as Member Legislative Assembly (MLA) of Azad Jammu and Kashmir;
As Prime Minister introduced and implemented social reforms providing social security guarantees to the socio-economically vulnerable segments of the society for the first time in Kashmir;
introduced public-private economic partnership in the industrial sector,
entrusted teaching at the elementary levels exclusively to the female teachers to ensure female representation in public sector at the grassroots level;
encouraged social and economic roles by the international NGOs/organizations for the development of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK);
got established for the first time Office of Asian Development Bank in AJK;
took practical steps for the introduction of international tourism and tunnels trade and tourism, water and women sports;
Introduced and institutionalized the vision of “Green and Skilled Kashmir” with special emphasis to create massive awareness among general public regarding global warming, environmental development, youth rehabilitation etc.
Established various new State institutions like Kashmir Bank, Kashmir Highway Authority (KHA), Kashmir Cultural Academy, Social Rehabilitation Trust, Kashmir Tourism Development Authority, Technical and Vocational Education Authority, Small Dams Authority, etc. for the common good of the masses; ensured equal gender employment avenues to Kashmiri youth.
For general public education, a chain of libraries at the sub-divisional level across AJK was initiated;
For best water management/conservation small dams with public utility water channels were planned for the first time in AJK by my government;
As Prime Minister promoted social harmony among various segments of the society by reenergizing the concept of econo-politico- religious cohesion/interdependence in globalized world by holding regular open weekly Friday congregational kutcheries;
Encouraged democratic pluralism in the society.
Introduced new democratic dimensions among Kashmiri youth as Chairman youth and students wing of All Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference by regularly holding elections and ensuring grassroots participation in policy making decisions.
Sardar Attique Ahmed Khan has been elected as Member of Legislative Assembly of the State of Jammu and Kashmir for the fifth time so far, and it was on his 4th stint as Member Legislative Assembly (MLA) when he assumed the office of Prime Minister. As Prime Minister he promised to introduce the concept of public-private partnership in the society with exclusive emphasis on equal gender employment opportunities.
Introduced and institutionalized the vision of "Green and Skilled Kashmir" with special emphasis to bring in awareness among general public on global warming, environmental development, youth rehabilitation etc.
Established various new State institutions for common good like Kashmir Bank, Kashmir Highway Authority (KHA), Kashmir Cultural Academy, Social Rehabilitation Trust, Kashmir Tourism Development Authority, Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) etc. offering equal gender employment avenues to Kashmiri youth.
As Prime Minister promoted religious harmony among various segments of the society by reenergizing the concept of eco-politico and religious interdependence in globalized world by holding regular "Mosque Kutcheries."
Refurbishment of party cadres on more democratic and liberal lines by introducing constitutional amendments, allowing extra lebensraum to women political activists.
Introduced new democratic dimensions among Kashmiri youth as Chairman of youth and students wing of All Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference by regularly holding elections and ensuring grassroots participation in policy making decisions.
Literary and Media Credentials
Freelance columnist of English and Urdu newspapers with special emphasis on socio-politico affairs. The ideas initiated in print media have been widely capitalized by target audience with far reaching consequences. Participated in various seminars and conferences over socio-politico and religious affairs held worldwide.
During his first year in office Mr. Khan made many trips overseas. He visited Europe, North America and even South America. It has been obvious that this gentleman was there to put pressure on international community for the peacful and viable solution to the Kashmir issue.
Out of 2 years 5 months and 13 days as prime minister he has remained in the capital at Muzaffarabad for 155 days. He has spent 121 days in foreign trips and in Islamabad and for 615 days he has been in other cities of Azad Kashmir.