Abdul Rehman Khan Kanju

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Abdul Rehman Khan Kanju
Member of the National Assembly of Pakistan
Assumed office
13 August 2018
ConstituencyNA-160 (Lodhran-I)
In office
1 June 2013 – 31 May 2018
ConstituencyNA-155 (Lodhran-II)
Minister of State for Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development
In office
4 August 2017 – 31 May 2018
PresidentMamnoon Hussain
Prime MinisterShahid Khaqan Abbasi
Personal details
Born (1976-07-18) 18 July 1976 (age 46)
NationalityPakistani
Political partyPakistan Muslim League (N)

Abdul Rehman Khan Kanju (Urdu: عبدالرحمان خان کانجو; born 18 July 1976) is a Pakistani politician who has been a member of the National Assembly of Pakistan since August 2018. Previously, he was a member of the National Assembly from June 2013 to May 2018.

He served as Minister of State for Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development, in Abbasi cabinet from August 2017 to May 2018.

Early life[edit]

He was born on 18 July 1976.[1]

Political career[edit]

He was elected to the National Assembly of Pakistan as an independent candidate from Constituency NA-155 (Lodhran-II) in 2013 Pakistani general election.[2][3][4][5] He received 85,452 votes and defeated Muhammad Akhtar Khan Kanju.[6] He joined Pakistan Muslim League (N) (PML-N) in May 2013.[7]

Following the election of Shahid Khaqan Abbasi as Prime Minister of Pakistan in August 2017, he was inducted into the federal cabinet of Abbasi.[8][9] He was appointed as the Minister of State for Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development.[10][11] Upon the dissolution of the National Assembly on the expiration of its term on 31 May 2018, Kanju ceased to hold the office as Minister of State for Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development.[12]

He was re-elected to the National Assembly as a candidate of PML-N from Constituency NA-160 (Lodhran-I) in 2018 Pakistani general election.[13]

References[edit]

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  4. ^ "Public in LB polls buried politics of lies: Hamza". The Nation. Archived from the original on 7 March 2017. Retrieved 6 March 2017.
  5. ^ "Disqualification case of MNA adjourned". The Nation. Archived from the original on 7 March 2017. Retrieved 6 March 2017.
  6. ^ "2013 election result" (PDF). ECP. Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 February 2018. Retrieved 12 May 2018.
  7. ^ "33 independent MPAs, 12 MNAs join PML-N". www.thenews.com.pk. Archived from the original on 12 September 2017. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  8. ^ "A 43-member new cabinet sworn in". Associated Press Of Pakistan. 4 August 2017. Archived from the original on 4 August 2017. Retrieved 4 August 2017.
  9. ^ "PM Khaqan Abbasi's 43-member cabinet takes oath today". Pakistan Today. 4 August 2017. Retrieved 4 August 2017.
  10. ^ "Portfolios of federal, state ministers". www.thenews.com.pk. Archived from the original on 5 August 2017. Retrieved 5 August 2017.
  11. ^ "Bloated cabinet: Influential ministers with powerless underlings - The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 25 September 2017. Retrieved 26 September 2017.
  12. ^ "Notification" (PDF). Cabinet division. Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 June 2018. Retrieved 1 June 2018.
  13. ^ "Abdul Rehman Khan Kanchu of PML-N wins NA-160 election". Associated Press Of Pakistan. 26 July 2018. Retrieved 3 August 2018.