Amir Muqam

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Engineer
Amir Muqam
امير مقام
Amir Muqam (cropped).jpg
Amir Muqam
Advisor to Prime Minister
In office
7 June 2013 – 28 July 2017
PresidentMamnoon Hussain
Prime MinisterShahid Khaqan Abbasi
Member of the National Assembly for Constituency NA-31
In office
2002 – 11 May 2013
Succeeded byIbadullah Khan
Personal details
Born
Amir Muqam Khan

(1963-07-25) 25 July 1963 (age 59)
Shangla, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
Citizenship Pakistan
Political partyPakistan Muslim League (N) (2012-present)
Other political
affiliations
Pakistan Muslim League (Q) (2008-2012)
Height6 ft 2 in (188 cm)[1]
RelationsIbadullah Khan (brother)
Alma materUniversity of Engineering and Technology
(BSc in Mech. Engg.)
ProfessionMechanical engineer

Amir Muqam Khan (Urdu:امير مقام خان; born 25 July 1963) is a Pakistani politician, national conservative, and mechanical engineer who was Advisor to Prime Minister on federal departments in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa since 29 October 2013.[2]

He is also President of Pakistan Muslim League (N) Khyber Pakhtunkhawa.[3]

Early life[edit]

Amir Muqam was born at village Chagum Puran Tehsil in Shangla town, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, on 25 July 1963 into a Pakhtoon family.[4] After matriculating from a local high school, Muqam enrolled at the University of Engineering and Technology in Peshawar in 1983 to study engineering.[4] In 1988, Muqam graduated from UET Peshawar with BSc in Mechanical engineering.[3][5] His brother Ibadullah Khan is also politician in Pakistan Muslim League (N) (PML-N).[6]

Political career[edit]

In 1998, Muqam was elected as general secretary of the Cantonments Association till he remained until 2001.[5] In 2001, Muqam was elected unopposed as Nazim of Bengali Chagum Union Council after participating in local government elections.[5] Amir Muqam won 2002 Pakistani general election on the ticket of Muttahida Majlis Amal from NA-31 constituency.[7] However, after winning elections Muqam defected to PML(Q) to support Gen. Pervez Musharraf.[8] During Pervez Musharraf tenure he enjoyed close ties with him, Pervez Musharraf called him his brother and gifted him a personal Glock pistol.[9] Muqam was made Minister of State for Water and Power and Political Affairs.[8] Muqam won the general elections from NA 38 Shangla on PML(Q) ticket. He obtained 25,960 against his opponent Safeer Khan from ANP.[10]

Before 2013 Pakistani general election he left PML(Q) on reportedly some difference with Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain[11][12] Muqam announced to join the PML(N) after holding a meeting with Nawaz Sharif and was appointed Senior vice President of the party.[13][14]

Amir Muqam contested from NA-30 (Swat-II) in 2013 Pakistani general election, however, he lost the seat from Salim Rehman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf.[15][16]

In 2018 Pakistani general election Muqam contested two national assembly and two provisional assembly seats, however, he lost all fours seats. From NA-2 (Swat-I) he got 41125 votes and stood second,[17] from NA-29 (Peshawar-III) he stood fifth and obtained just 10569 votes.[18] He also lost two provisional seats PK-2 (Swat) and PK 4 (Swat 3).[19]

Electoral history[edit]

2002[edit]

Amir Muqam contested the elections on MMA ticket however, after winning the election he defected to General Pervaiz Musharraf's PML(Q).[8]

2002 General Election: NA-31 (Shangla))
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan Flag.svg MMA Amir Muqam 25,960 43.21
Red flag II.svg ANP Safeer Khan 18,676 31.08
Flag of Pakistan People's Party.svg PPPP Afsar-ul-Mulk 11,769 19.59
Flag of the Pakistan Muslim League (Q).svg PML-N Jamal Zeb Khan 2,743 4.56
Independent Muhammad Saleem Khan 531 0.88
Independent Ibadullah 406 0.68
Majority 7,284 12.13
Turnout 60,085 27.40
MMA gain from Independent

2008[edit]

Muqam contested 2008 Pakistani general election on PML(Q)'s ticket and won from NA-31 (Shangla). However, later he developed a difference with Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain and joined PML(N).

2008 General Election: NA-31 (Shangla)[20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Flag of the Pakistan Muslim League (Q).svg PML Engineer Amir Muqam 26,928 42.40
Red flag II.svg ANP Sadid ur Rehman 15,740 24.78 -6.30
Flag of Pakistan People's Party.svg PPPP Dr Afsar ul Mulk Khan 12,999 20.47 +0.88
Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan Flag.svg MMA Rahat Hussain 6,477 10.20 -33.01
Independent Safeer Khan 1,171 1.85
Independent Muhammad Saleem 193 0.30 -0.58
Majority 11,188 17.62
Turnout 63,508 26.04 -1.36
PML gain from MMA

2013[edit]

Amir Muqam Contested 2013 from NA-30 (Swat-II) however, he lost the seat from Salim Rehman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf.

General Election 2013: NA-30 (Swat-II) [21]
Party Candidate Votes %
PTI Salim Rehman 49,976 31.49
PML(N) Amir Muqam 33,027 20.81
JUI (F) Muhammad Hafiz-ur-Rahman 16,704 10.52
PPP Syed Allauddin 16,373 10.32
ANP Khurshid 15,595 9.83
JI Fazal-e-Subhan 11,367 7.16
Valid ballots 158,717 95.64
Rejected ballots 7,228 4.36
Turnout 165,945 35.88
Majority 16,949 10.68
PTI gain from PPP

2018[edit]

In 2018, Amir Muqam contested two provisional seats NA-29 (Peshawar-III) and NA-2 (Swat-I). He finished fourth in NA-29 (Peshawar-III) and second in NA-2 (Swat-I). He also contested two provisional seats PK-2 (Swat) and PK 4 (Swat 3) and lost both.

General election 2018: NA-29 (Peshawar-III)[22]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PTI Nasir Khan Yousafzai 49,762 39.64
MMA Naeem Jan 29,357 23.38
ANP Arbab Kamal Ahmed Khan 20,392 16.24
PML(N) Amir Muqam 15,458 12.31
TLP Muhammad Shafeeq 10,569 8.42
Turnout 130,157 40.62
Total valid votes 125,538 96.45
Rejected ballots 4,619 3.55
Majority 20,405 16.26
Registered electors 320,401
PTI win (new seat)
General election 2018: NA-2 (Swat-I)[23]
Party Candidate Votes %
PTI Haider Ali Khan 61,687 37.21
PML(N) Amir Muqam 41,125 24.81
MMA Naveed Iqbal 18,055 10.89
PPP Amjad Ali Khan 16,018 9.66
ANP Mumtaz Ahmed Chamoot 14,618 8.82
Others Others (five candidates) 5,557 3.35

Controversies and Scandals[edit]

National Accountability Bureau summoned Muqam in assets beyond his known sources cases multiple times.[24][25] A new reference was filed against Amir Muqam in 2021 [26]

Amir Muqam's son was arrested over corruption charges in the construction of Alpari Road in KP’s Shangla district by Federal Investigation Agency,[27] the project was assigned during Pakistan Muslim League (N) tenure on the recommendation of Ameer Muqam.[28]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Khan, Ismail (7 May 2013). "Musharraf's 'brother'". Dawn News. Retrieved 13 January 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ "Amir Muqam becomes adviser". Dawn Newspaper. 29 October 2013. Retrieved 10 October 2014.
  3. ^ a b Engineer Amir Muqam, PakistanHerald, retrieved 3 April 2012
  4. ^ a b "Election Commission of Pakistan: Amir Muqam". Election Commission of Pakistan. Archived from the original on 31 October 2014. Retrieved 10 October 2014.
  5. ^ a b c "Amir Muqam". Pakistan Leaders Online database. Archived from the original on 15 October 2014. Retrieved 10 October 2014.
  6. ^ "Brother to vacate NA seat for Amir Muqam". dawn.com. 6 August 2013. Archived from the original on 25 March 2017. Retrieved 24 March 2017.
  7. ^ "Amir Muqam Election 2002". Election Pakistani.
  8. ^ a b c "Amir Muqam is PML-N's best bet". The News. April 19, 2017.
  9. ^ "Musharraf's 'brother'". 7 May 2013.
  10. ^ NA-31 (Shangla)Result: Announced, ECP, archived from the original on 18 May 2012, retrieved 3 April 2012
  11. ^ Amir Muqam joins PML-N, Pakistan Today, 29 Mar 2012, retrieved 3 April 2012
  12. ^ Shujaat dissolves PML-Q KP chapter to preempt Muqam's defection, Pakistan Today, 29 Mar 2012, retrieved 3 April 2012
  13. ^ Amir Muqam appointed PML-N's senior vice president, archived from the original on 2013-10-19
  14. ^ Amir Muqam quits 'Q' to join PML-N, The News, 29 Mar 2012, archived from the original on 3 April 2012, retrieved 3 April 2012
  15. ^ "100 new MNAs-elect to make debut in NA today". 1 June 2013. Archived from the original on 6 March 2017. Retrieved 24 March 2017.
  16. ^ "Form-15s missing in many constituencies won by PTI". www.thenews.com.pk. Archived from the original on 4 March 2017. Retrieved 3 March 2017.
  17. ^ "NA 2 Swat 1, Election 2018". Geo TV.
  18. ^ "NA 29 Peshawar 3, Election 2018". Geo TV.
  19. ^ "PK2, Election 2018". Geo TV.
  20. ^ http://test1947.ecp.gov.pk/ConstResult.aspx?Const_Id=NA-31&type=NA
  21. ^ http://test1947.ecp.gov.pk/ConstResult.aspx?Const_Id=NA-30&type=NA
  22. ^ "ECP – Election Commission of Pakistan". www.ecp.gov.pk. Retrieved 23 August 2018.
  23. ^ "ECP – Election Commission of Pakistan". www.ecp.gov.pk. Retrieved 8 August 2018.
  24. ^ "NAB Summons PML-N leader Amir Muqam in assets case". Ary News. 23 Sep 2020.
  25. ^ "PML-N's Ameer Muqam under NAB investigation". Dawn Newspaper. 5 April 2018.
  26. ^ "NAB launches new probe against Amir Muqam". Dawn Newspaper. May 20, 2021.
  27. ^ "FIA arrests son of Ameer Muqam over corruption charges". Ary News. 14 May 2019.
  28. ^ "PML-N leader Amir Muqam's son arrested over 'corruption'". Dawn Newspaper. 13 May 2019.

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