Ali Mohammad Mahar

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Ali Mohammad Mahar
Federal Minister for Narcotics Control
In office
4 October 2018 – 21 May 2019
Prime MinisterImran Khan
Preceded byMohammad Azam Khan (caretaker)
Succeeded byShehryar Khan Afridi (Minister of State)
Chief Minister of Sindh
In office
December 17, 2002 – June 9, 2004
Prime MinisterMir Zafarullah Khan Jamali
Member of the National Assembly of Pakistan
In office
13 August 2018 – 21 May 2019
ConstituencyNA-205 (Ghotki-II)
In office
2008 – 31 May 2018
ConstituencyNA-201 (Ghotki-II)
Personal details
Born(1967-01-12)12 January 1967
Died21 May 2019(2019-05-21) (aged 52)
NationalityPakistani
Political partyPakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf
RelativesAli Gohar Khan Mahar (brother)
Ali Nawaz Khan Mehar (brother)[1]

Sardar Ali Mohammad Khan Mahar (Urdu, Saraiki: علی محمد مہر); 12 January 1967 – 21 May 2019) was a Pakistani politician who served as the 25th Chief Minister of Sindh from 2002 to 2004 and then as the Federal Minister for Narcotics Control between 2018 and 2019.

He remained a member of the National Assembly between 2008 and May 2019 and a member of the Provincial Assembly of Sindh from 2002 to 2007.

Early life and education[edit]

Mahar was born on 12 January 1967 to Ali Anwar Khan Mahar.[2] He had degree of Bachelor of Arts.[3]

Political career[edit]

He was elected to the National Assembly of Pakistan as an independent candidate from Constituency NA-201 (Ghotki-II) in 2002 Pakistani general election. He received 77,950 votes and defeated Gulam Rasool Kalhoro, a candidate of Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA). In the same election, he was elected to the Provincial Assembly of Sindh as an independent candidate from Constituency PS-6 (Ghotki-II). He received 23,667 votes and defeated Ahsanullah Khan Sundrani, a candidate of National Alliance.[4]

On 17 December 2002, he became 25th Chief Minister of Sindh[5] where he served until resignation on 9 June 2004.[6]

He was re-elected to the National Assembly as an independent candidate from Constituency NA-201 (Ghotki-II) in 2008 Pakistani general election.[7] He received 74,714 votes and defeated Sardar Ahmed Ali Khan Pitafi. In the same election, he also ran for the seat of the National Assembly as an independent candidate from Constituency NA-200 (Ghotki-I) but was unsuccessful. He received 32,532 votes and lost the seat to Abdul Haq.[8]

He was re-elected to the National Assembly as a candidate of PPP from Constituency NA-201 (Ghotki-II) in 2013 Pakistani general election.[1][9][10] He received 124,472 votes and defeated Niaz Muhammad, a candidate of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM).[11]

He was re-elected to the National Assembly as an independent candidate from Constituency NA-205 (Ghotki-II) in 2018 Pakistani general election.[12] Following his successful election, he announced to join Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).[12]

On 11 September 2018, he was inducted into the federal cabinet of Prime Minister Imran Khan.[13] On 4 October 2018, he was appointed Federal Minister for Narcotics Control.[14]

He died on 21 May 2019 due to a heart attack.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Wasim, Amir (29 May 2013). "For some, assemblies are a family affair". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 30 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Detail Information". 11 July 2017. Archived from the original on 11 July 2017. Retrieved 11 July 2017.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  3. ^ "Welcome to the Website of Provincial Assembly of Sindh". www.pas.gov.pk. Retrieved 24 May 2018.
  4. ^ "2002 election result" (PDF). ECP. Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 January 2018. Retrieved 12 May 2018.
  5. ^ "Mahar takes oath as CM: Sindh cabinet soon". DAWN.COM. 18 December 2002. Archived from the original on 16 August 2017. Retrieved 8 May 2017.
  6. ^ "Mahar resigns, Ibad summons PA session". DAWN.COM. 8 June 2004. Archived from the original on 16 August 2017. Retrieved 8 May 2017.
  7. ^ Khan, Mohammad Hussain (4 September 2012). "Switching loyalties ahead of polls". DAWN.COM. Archived from the original on 10 April 2017. Retrieved 8 May 2017.
  8. ^ "2008 election result" (PDF). ECP. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 January 2018. Retrieved 12 May 2018.
  9. ^ Reporter, The Newspaper's Staff (13 May 2013). "Announced results show PPP wins five NA, 21 PA seats in Sindh". DAWN.COM. Archived from the original on 7 March 2017. Retrieved 8 May 2017.
  10. ^ Newspaper, the (14 May 2013). "National Assembly seats from Sindh". DAWN.COM. Archived from the original on 7 March 2017. Retrieved 8 May 2017.
  11. ^ "2013 election result" (PDF). ECP. Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 February 2018. Retrieved 12 April 2018.
  12. ^ a b "Independent elect-MNA from NA-205 Ali Muhammad Mahar decides to join PTI - Daily Times". Daily Times. 30 July 2018. Retrieved 3 August 2018.
  13. ^ "PM Imran's cabinet expanded by six | The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 11 September 2018. Retrieved 11 September 2018.
  14. ^ "Notification 4 October" (PDF). Cabinet Division . Retrieved 6 October 2018.
  15. ^ Shaikh, Ubaidullah (21 May 2019). "Minister for Narcotics Control Sardar Ali Muhammad Khan Meher passes away". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 21 May 2019.
Political offices
Preceded by Chief Minister of Sindh
2002–2004
Succeeded by