Mushtaq Ahmed Ghani

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Mushtaq Ahmed Ghani
Speaker of the Provincial Assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
In office
15 August 2018 – 18 January 2023
Preceded byAsad Qaiser
Member of the Provincial Assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
In office
13 August 2018 – 18 January 2023
ConstituencyPK-39 (Abbottabad-IV)
In office
May 2013 – May 2018
ConstituencyPK-44 (Abbottabad-I)
Personal details
Born (1956-10-30) 30 October 1956 (age 66)
Abbottabad, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
Political partyPakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf
Children1 Harmain Ghani

Mushtaq Ahmed Ghani (Urdu: مشتاق احمد غنی; born 30 October 1956) is a Pakistani politician who was the Speaker of the Provincial Assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and the Patron in Chief of Metrix Tech Summit (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's Biggest Tech Summit). He had been a member of the Provincial Assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa from August 2018 till January 2023. Previously, he was a member of the Provincial Assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa from 2013 to 2018 and served in the provincial cabinet of Chief Minister Pervez Khattak as Provincial Minister for Higher Education and Information.

Early life and education[edit]

Mr. Mushtaq Ahmad Ghani son Mr. Abdul Ghani was born on 30 October, 1956 at Abbotabad.[1] He obtained a bachelor of arts degree of from Punjab University and E.F.L. from UK.

Political career[edit]

He was elected to the provincial assembly member of naorh west province in 2002 pakistani genelar election a candidate of pakistan muslim league quaid azam Provincial Assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as an independent candidate from PK-44 (Abbottabad-I) in 2013 Pakistani general election. He received 25,576 votes and defeated Inayat Ullah Khan Jadoon, a candidate of Pakistan Muslim League (N) (PML-N).[1] Following his successful election, he announced to join Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).[2]

On 29 March 2014, he was inducted into the provincial cabinet of Chief Minister Pervez Khattak and was appointed as Provincial Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for Higher Education.[3] On 23 July 2014, he was given the additional ministerial portfolio of Information and Public Relations[4] where he continued to serve until October 2017.[5]

He was re-elected to the Provincial Assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as a candidate of PTI from Constituency PK-39 (Abbottabad-IV) in 2018 Pakistani general election.[6] Following his successful election, PTI nominated him for the office of Speaker of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly.[7] On 15 August, he was elected as Speaker of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly.[8] He received 81 votes against his opponent Laiq Muhammad Khan who received 27 votes.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2013 election result" (PDF). ECP. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Forming alliances: Two independents join PTI in hope of new province | The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 23 May 2013. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  3. ^ "KPK govt reshuffles provincial cabinet". Dunya News. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  4. ^ Shah, Sadia Qasim (23 July 2014). "Ghani takes charge as information minister". dawn.com. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  5. ^ Akbar, Ali (20 October 2015). "QWP ministers take oath in KP, Mushtaq Ghani sacked". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  6. ^ "Some wins amongst losses for PML-N in Abbottabad | The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 27 July 2018. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  7. ^ "PTI names Mushtaq Ghani for speaker, Mehmood Jan deputy speaker in K-P Assembly | The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 13 August 2018. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  8. ^ "PTI's Mustaq Ghani elected speaker K-P assembly | The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 15 August 2018. Retrieved 15 August 2018.
  9. ^ Sirajuddin (15 August 2018). "Polling for election of NA speaker, deputy underway; PTI goes head-to-head with opposition alliance". dawn.com. Retrieved 15 August 2018.