Amjad Farooq Khan

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Amjad Farooq Khan
Member of the National Assembly of Pakistan
Assumed office
13 August 2018
ConstituencyNA-190 (Dera Ghazi Khan-II)
In office
1 June 2013 – 31 May 2018
ConstituencyNA-171 (D.G.Khan-I)
Personal details
Born (1950-09-04) September 4, 1950 (age 71)
Dera Ghazi Khan, Punjab, Pakistan
Political partyPakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf

Sardar Muhammad Amjad Farooq Khan Khosa (Urdu: سردار محمد امجد فاروق خان کھوسہ; born 4 September 1950) 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 between 1990 and May 2018 and was a member of the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab from 1985 to 1990 and again from 2008 to 2013.

Early life[edit]

He was born on 4 September 1950 in Dera Ghazi Khan.[1] According to PILDAT, he was born on 1 January 1949.[2]

He graduated from Government College University. He first obtained degree of Bachelor of Arts and then received the degree of Bachelor of Laws in 1971 from the Punjab University Law College.[1]

Political career[edit]

He was elected to the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab from Constituency PP-187 (Dera Ghazi Khan) in 1985 Pakistani general election.[3]

He was re-elected to the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab as a candidate of Islami Jamhoori Ittehad (IJI) from Constituency PP-200 (Dera Ghazi Khan-II) in 1988 Pakistani general election. He received 16,118 votes and defeated Sardar Salahuddin Khan Khosa, a candidate of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP).[4]

He was elected to the National Assembly of Pakistan as a candidate of IJI from Constituency NA-132 (Dera Ghazi Khan) in 1990 Pakistani general election. He received 78,360 votes and defeated Khwaja Kamal-ud-Din Anwar, a candidate of Pakistan Democratic Alliance (PDA).[5]

He ran for the seat of the National Assembly as a candidate of Pakistan Muslim League (N) (PML-N) from Constituency NA-132 (Dera Ghazi Khan) in 1993 Pakistani general election but was unsuccessful. He received 65,002 votes and lost the seat to Khwaja Kamal-ud-Din Anwar, a candidate of PPP.[5]

He was re-elected to the National Assembly as a candidate of PML-N from Constituency NA-132 (Dera Ghazi Khan) in 1997 Pakistani general election. He received 73,302 votes and defeated Sardar Mansoor Ahmad Khan, an independent candidate.[5]

He ran for the seat of the National Assembly as a candidate of PML-N from Constituency NA-171 (D.G.Khan-I) in 2002 Pakistani general election, but was unsuccessful.[6] He received 49,302 votes and lost the seat to Khawaja Sheraz Mehmood.[7]

He ran for the seat of the National Assembly as an independent candidate from Constituency NA-171 (D.G.Khan-I) in 2008 Pakistani general election, but was unsuccessful.[8] He received 36,400 votes and lost the seat to Khawaja Sheraz Mehmood. In the same election, he was re-elected to the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab as an independent candidate from Constituency PP-242 (Dera Ghazi Khan-III). He received 18,968 votes and defeated Javed Akhtar.[9]

He was re-elected to the National Assembly as a candidate of PML-N from Constituency NA-171 (D.G.Khan-I) in 2013 Pakistani general election.[10][11][12][13] He received 62,849 votes and defeated Khawaja Sheraz Mehmood.[14]

He was re-elected to the National Assembly as an independent candidate from Constituency NA-190 (Dera Ghazi Khan-II) in 2018 Pakistani general election.[15] Following his successful election, he announced to join Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) in August 2018.[16]

Assassination attempt[edit]

In October 2015, seven people were killed after a bomb exploded inside the political office of Khan in Taunsa, DG Khan. Khan was not present in his office at the time of the blast. Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan splinter group Jamaat Ul Ahrar claimed the responsibility for the attack.[17]

External Link[edit]

  • "Mr. Muhammad Amjad Farooq Khan Khosa", Personal Profile, National Assembly of Pakistan, retrieved Jul 22, 2022

More Reading[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Punjab Assembly". www.pap.gov.pk. Retrieved 26 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Detail Information". www.pildat.org. Archived from the original on 11 July 2017. Retrieved 10 July 2017.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  3. ^ "Previous Assemblies". www.pap.gov.pk. Retrieved 26 April 2018.
  4. ^ "Punjab Assembly election results 1988-97" (PDF). ECP. Retrieved 26 April 2018.
  5. ^ a b c "National Assembly election result 1988-97" (PDF). ECP. Retrieved 26 April 2018.
  6. ^ "62 candidates left in field in DG Khan". DAWN.COM. 16 September 2002. Archived from the original on 9 April 2017. Retrieved 8 April 2017.
  7. ^ "2002 election result" (PDF). ECP. Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 January 2018. Retrieved 12 May 2018.
  8. ^ "Leghari's fate hangs in balance". DAWN.COM. 22 February 2008. Archived from the original on 9 April 2017. Retrieved 8 April 2017.
  9. ^ "2008 election result" (PDF). ECP. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 January 2018. Retrieved 12 May 2018.
  10. ^ "PM allows gas connections to areas of influential politicians". DAWN.COM. 25 February 2017. Archived from the original on 30 March 2017. Retrieved 6 March 2017.
  11. ^ "Seven killed, 13 injured in blast inside MNA's office in DG Khan - The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 14 October 2015. Archived from the original on 6 March 2017. Retrieved 6 March 2017.
  12. ^ "Constituency profile: The Old Guard will fight it out - The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 5 May 2013. Archived from the original on 6 March 2017. Retrieved 6 March 2017.
  13. ^ "PML-N lines up NA candidates in Punjab". The Nation. Archived from the original on 6 March 2017. Retrieved 6 March 2017.
  14. ^ "2013 election result" (PDF). ECP. Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 February 2018. Retrieved 12 April 2018.
  15. ^ "Amjad Khosa wins NA-190 after revised count - Daily Times". Daily Times. 28 July 2018. Retrieved 3 August 2018.
  16. ^ "2 more independent MNA-elects join PTI - Daily Times". Daily Times. 3 August 2018. Retrieved 4 August 2018.
  17. ^ "Seven killed, 13 injured in blast inside MNA's office in DG Khan". Express Tribune. 14 October 2015. Archived from the original on 14 October 2015. Retrieved 14 October 2015.