Muhammad Khan Achakzai

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Muhammad Khan Achakzai
Muhammad Khan Achakzai in 2011
20th Governor of Balochistan
In office
11 June 2013 – 6 September 2018
PresidentMamnoon Hussain
Prime MinisterNawaz Sharif
Shahid Khaqan Abbasi
Imran Khan
Preceded byZulfikar Ali Magsi
Succeeded byAbdul Quddus Bizenjo (Acting)
Amanullah Khan Yasinzai
Personal details
Born (1930-01-01) 1 January 1930 (age 93)
Qilla Abdullah, Balochistan, British India
NationalityPakistan Pakistani
Political partyPashtunkhwa Milli Awami Party
RelationsMahmood Khan Achakzai (brother)
Hamid Khan Achakzai (brother)
ParentAbdul Samad Khan Achakzai (father)

Muhammad Khan Achakzai (Pashto: محمد خان اڅکزیMuḥammad Xān Aćakzaī; Urdu: محمد خان اچکزئی) is a Pakistani politician who served as the 23rd Governor of Balochistan.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

He’s the son of Abdul Samad Achakzai and the elder brother of Mahmood Khan Achakzai and Hamid Khan Achakzai, all famed politicians.[1]

He earned his Bachelor’s from University of the Punjab, his Master’s in Economics from the University of Strathclyde and his Master’s in Public Administration from the Harvard University.[2]

He’s fluent in Urdu, English, Pashto and Persian.[2]

Academic and professional career[edit]

Following his studies he became a Lecturer at the Government College, Quetta and then Associate Professor at the University of Balochistan before serving in the Planning Commission, Islamabad till his retirement.[2]

Political career[edit]

He is affiliated with the Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party and hails from the prominent Achakzai political family of Balochistan. Achakzai was appointed as Governor of Balochistan on 11 June 2013.[1] He resigned from governorship on 6 September 2018.[3]


  1. ^ a b c "President appoints Muhammad Khan Achakzai as Governor Balochistan". Express Tribune. 11 June 2013. Retrieved 12 June 2013.
  2. ^ a b c "Biography - Governor House Balochistan". Government of Balochistan, Pakistan. Archived from the original on 18 November 2018. Retrieved 14 August 2023.
  3. ^ "Governor Balochistan Muhammad Khan Achakzai resigns".