Akhunzada Chattan

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Akhunzada Chattan
اخونزاده چټان
Member of the National Assembly of Pakistan
In office
ConstituencyNA-44 (Tribal Area-IX)
Personal details
Born (1968-01-20) January 20, 1968 (age 55)
Amankot, Bajaur Agency, Federally Administered Tribal Areas (in present-day Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), Pakistan
Political partyPakistan Peoples Party
Alma materUniversity of Peshawar

Syed Akhunzada Chattan (Pashto: سيد اخونزاده چټان; Urdu: سيد اخونزاده چٹان; also spelled Akhonzada Chitan) is a Pakistani politician and leader of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) in Bajaur, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. He was formerly the president of the FATA Political Alliance, which campaigned for the rights of the people of former Federally Administered Tribal Areas.[1][2] He was a member of the National Assembly of Pakistan from 2008 to 2013.

On 17 August 2015, his 9-year-old son Hussain Shah was kidnapped by gunmen in Bajaur but rescued the next day.[3][2] On the midnight between 17 and 18 March 2018, militants attacked Chattan's house in Amankot, Bajaur with a rocket that hit the mud-made boundary wall of the house. Chattan was home at the time but no one was injured in the attack. PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari condemned the attack and PPP workers visited the house to express solidarity with Chattan.[4][5]

Political beginnings[edit]

Chattan has been affiliated with the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and its student wing, the Peoples' Students Federation (PSF), since his student life. He became the divisional president of PSF Malakand Division in 1985. When be started studying at the University of Peshawar's Fine Arts Department in 1990, he remained an active leader of the PSF. He was elevated to the position of the provincial chairman of PSF for the North-West Frontier Province (now known as Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) in 1993.[6]

Political career[edit]

He was elected to the National Assembly of Pakistan from Constituency NA-44 (Tribal Area-IX) as an independent candidate in the 2008 Pakistani general election.[7][8] He received 6,257 votes and defeated independent candidate Shahab Uddin Khan.[9]

He ran for the seat of the National Assembly from Constituency NA-44 (Tribal Area-IX) as a candidate of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) in the 2013 Pakistani general election,[10] but was unsuccessful. He received 4,127 votes and lost the seat to Shahab Uddin Khan, who was then a candidate of the Pakistan Muslim League (N).[11]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "FATA political alliance rejects PM's FATA reforms committee". Tribal News Network. November 10, 2015.
  2. ^ a b "PPP CEC member's son kidnapped". www.thenews.com.pk.
  3. ^ "Kidnapped son of PPP leader recovered in Bajaur". The News International. August 19, 2015.
  4. ^ Khan, Anwarullah (March 19, 2018). "PPP leader's house attacked". DAWN.COM.
  5. ^ "House of Akhunzada Chattan attacked with rocket". The News International. March 19, 2018.
  6. ^ "Syed Akhunzada Chattan - biography and personal life". Profiles of Famous Pakistanis. August 31, 2021.
  7. ^ "Livestock minister to prove degree's validity - The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 16 November 2010. Retrieved 21 July 2017.
  8. ^ "ECP has touched no fake degree holder". www.thenews.com.pk. Retrieved 21 July 2017.
  9. ^ "2008 election result" (PDF). ECP. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 January 2018. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
  10. ^ Wasim, Amir (11 May 2013). "Challenging patriarchy?". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 21 July 2017.
  11. ^ "2013 election result" (PDF). ECP. Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 May 2018. Retrieved 26 May 2018.