Chaudhry Abdul Wakeel Khan

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Chaudhry Abdul Wakeel Khan
Member of the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab
In office
1990–1992
ConstituencyPP-83 Gujranwala-VII
Member of the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab
In office
1988–1990
ConstituencyPP-83 Gujranwala-VII
Personal details
Born
Chaudhry Abdul Wakeel Khan
NationalityPakistani
Political partyIslami Jamhoori Ittehad
RelativesChaudhry Akhtar Ali Khan (son)[1]
Chaudhry Shamshad Ahmad Khan (son)[2]

Chaudhry Abdul Wakeel Khan (Urdu/Punjabi: چوہدری عبدالوکیل خان) was a Pakistani politician who was twice elected as a member of the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab. He served as an MPA from 1988 to 1990 and from 1990 to 1992 from constituency PP-83 (Gujranwala-VII).[3][2][4]

Political career[edit]

Chaudhry Abdul Wakeel Khan hailed from Kamoke in the Gujranwala District of Punjab, Pakistan.[5] In the 1988 general election, he contested as an independent candidate from constituency PP-83 (Gujranwala-VII) and was elected as an MPA. He received 16,815 votes and defeated Sardar Zulfiqar Ahmad Khan, a PPP candidate.[4]

In the 1990 general election, he contested as an IJI candidate from PP-83 and was again elected as an MPA. He received 38,778 votes and defeated his opponent Sardar Zulfiqar Ahmad Khan, then representing the PDA, by a large margin.[4] He held the seat until 1992, following which his son Chaudhry Shamshad Ahmad Khan contested in elections from this constituency.[3][2][4]

During his time in politics, Abdul Wakeel developed a close working relationship with Nawaz Sharif.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Abdul Wakeel's sons, Chaudhry Akhtar Ali Khan and Chaudhry Shamshad Ahmad Khan, have both served as elected MPAs in the Punjab provincial assembly from their home constituency.[1][3] Shamshad was most recently serving as MPA for constituency PP-100 (Gujranwala-X) until his assassination on 31 May 2015, following which Akhtar contested in the by-election for the vacant seat and won.[6][1]

There is a Chaudhry Abdul Wakeel Khan Road and a sports ground, known as Chaudhry Abdul Wakeel Khan Stadium, named after him in Kamoke.[7][6][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Chaudhry Akhtar Ali Khan". Provincial Assembly of the Punjab. 2021. Archived from the original on 7 July 2021. Retrieved 25 September 2021.
  2. ^ a b c "Rana Shamshad Ahmad Khan". Provincial Assembly of the Punjab. 2021. Archived from the original on 12 August 2021. Retrieved 25 September 2021.
  3. ^ a b c "Chaudhry Shamshad Ahmad Khan". Provincial Assembly of the Punjab. 2021. Archived from the original on 7 July 2021. Retrieved 25 September 2021.
  4. ^ a b c d "Detailed results of elections to the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab (1988–1997)" (PDF). Election Commission of Pakistan. p. 44. Archived (PDF) from the original on 16 November 2020. Retrieved 25 September 2021.
  5. ^ a b Peoples Democratic Alliance (1991). The Plunder of Pakistan. University of Michigan. p. 46. Retrieved 25 September 2021.
  6. ^ a b "Shutter down in Kamoke to mourn PML-N MPA's killing". The Nation. 1 June 2015. Retrieved 25 September 2021.
  7. ^ "Seven killed as boiler explodes: Factory roof caves in". Dawn. 19 September 2008. Retrieved 25 September 2021.
  8. ^ "ADP 2014–15 – Sports and Youth Affairs" (PDF). Planning and Development Board, Government of the Punjab. 2014. p. 85. Retrieved 25 September 2021.