Omar Ayub Khan

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Omar Ayub Khan
Federal Minister of Petroleum
Assumed office
18 April 2019
PresidentArif Alvi
Prime MinisterImran Khan
Preceded byGhulam Sarwar Khan
Federal Minister for Power
Assumed office
11 September 2018
PresidentArif Alvi
Prime MinisterImran Khan
Member of the National Assembly of Pakistan
Assumed office
13 August 2018
ConstituencyNA-17 (Haripur)
In office
January 2014 – June 2015
ConstituencyNA-19 (Haripur)
In office
2002–2007
ConstituencyNA-19 (Haripur)
Personal details
Nationality Pakistani
Political partyPML (Q) - 2012 PML (N) 2012 - 2018 Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf 2018 -
FatherGohar Ayub Khan
RelativesAyub Khan (grandfather)[1]

Omar Ayub Khan (Urdu: عمر ایوب خان‎) is a Pakistani politician who is the current Federal Minister for Energy, in office since 11 September 2018. He has been a member of the National Assembly of Pakistan, since August 2018. He is grandson of the former President of Pakistan, Field Marshal Ayub Khan. Previously, he served as a member of the National Assembly from 2002 to 2007 and again from 2014 to 2015. He also served as the Minister of State for Finance in the federal cabinet from 2004 to 2007.

Early life and education[edit]

He was born on 26 January 1970[2] to Gohar Ayub Khan.[3]

He received his degrees from the George Washington University in 1993 and 1996, respectively.[2]

Political career[edit]

He was elected to the National Assembly of Pakistan from Constituency NA-19 (Haripur) as a candidate of Pakistan Muslim League (Q) (PML-Q) in 2002 Pakistani general election. He received 81,496 votes and defeated Pir Sabir Shah.[4] Khan was inducted into the federal cabinet of Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz and was appointed as the Minister of State for Finance[5] where he served from 2004[2] to 2007.[1]

He ran for the seat of the National Assembly from Constituency NA-19 (Haripur) as a candidate of PML (Q) in 2008 Pakistani general election, but was unsuccessful. He received 50,631 votes and lost the seat to Sardar Muhammad Mushtaq Khan.[6]

He joined Pakistan Muslim League (N) (PML-N) in 2012.[1]

He ran for the seat of the National Assembly from Constituency NA-19 (Haripur) as a candidate of PML (N) in 2013 Pakistani general election, but was unsuccessful. He received 116,308 votes and lost the seat to Raja Aamer Zaman.[7]

He was re-elected to the National Assembly from Constituency NA-19 (Haripur) as a candidate of PML (N) in the by-election held in 2014 [1][8] and also served as Chairman Standing Committee on Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs. In 2015, he was unseated as he became ineligible to continue in office as constituency election was invalidated by voting irregularities due to rigging.[9]

In February 2018, he joined Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).[1]

He was re-elected to the National Assembly from Constituency NA-17 (Haripur) as a candidate of PTI in 2018 Pakistani general election.[10] He received 172,609 votes and defeated Babar Nawaz Khan.[11]

On 11 September 2018, he was inducted into the federal cabinet of Prime Minister Imran Khan[12] and was appointed as Federal Minister for Power.[13][14]

On 24 April 2019 after PM reshuffle the cabinet team, he was given the additional charge of the Ministry of Petroleum, which was previously held by Ghulam Sarwar Khan.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Former finance minister Omar Ayub Khan joins PTI - The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 17 February 2018. Archived from the original on 17 February 2018. Retrieved 17 February 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "Educational background of state ministers". DAWN.COM. 6 September 2004. Archived from the original on 10 August 2017. Retrieved 9 August 2017.
  3. ^ "Dynastic politics: Scions, families make political pitch in NA | The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 15 August 2018. Retrieved 10 September 2018.
  4. ^ "2002 election result" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 26 January 2018. Retrieved 17 February 2018.
  5. ^ "Four more ministers to be inducted into federal cabinet | The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 8 September 2018. Retrieved 10 September 2018.
  6. ^ "2008 election result" (PDF). ECP. Archived (PDF) from the original on 5 January 2018. Retrieved 17 February 2018.
  7. ^ "2013 election result" (PDF). ECP. Archived (PDF) from the original on 1 February 2018. Retrieved 17 February 2018.
  8. ^ Newspaper, From the (30 January 2014). "PML-N wins NA seat in Haripur". DAWN.COM. Archived from the original on 19 September 2015. Retrieved 29 June 2017.
  9. ^ Reporter, The Newspaper's Staff (20 June 2015). "SC unseats PML-N's Omar Ayub". Archived from the original on 23 June 2015. Retrieved 13 September 2016.
  10. ^ "Highest number of votes cast in Hafizabad during General Election 2018". Geo News. Retrieved 29 July 2018.
  11. ^ "NA-17 Result - Election Results 2018 - Haripur - NA-17 Candidates - NA-17 Constituency Details". www.thenews.com.pk. The News. Retrieved 29 July 2018.
  12. ^ "PM Imran's cabinet expanded by six | The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 11 September 2018. Retrieved 11 September 2018.
  13. ^ Reporter, The Newspaper's Staff (13 September 2018). "State ministers for revenue, frontier regions notified". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  14. ^ "Govt announces portfolios of new ministers". www.pakistantoday.com.pk. 13 September 2018. Retrieved 13 September 2018.