Mushtaq Ahmed Ghani

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Mushtaq Ahmed Ghani
Speaker of the Provincial Assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Assumed office
15 August 2018
DeputyMehmood Jan
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
31 May 2013 – 28 May 2018
ConstituencyPK-44 (Abbottabad-I)
Member of the Provincial Assembly of the North-West Frontier Province
In office
27 November 2002 – 10 October 2007
ConstituencyPF-44 (Abbottabad-I)
Personal details
Born (1956-10-30) 30 October 1956 (age 67)
Abbottabad, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
Political party PTI (1997-2002; 2013-present)
Other political
affiliations
PML-Q (2002-2013)

Mushtaq Ahmed Ghani (Urdu: مشتاق احمد غنی; born 30 October 1956) is a Pakistani politician who is the outgoing 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 Abbottabad.[1] He obtained a bachelor of arts degree of from Punjab University and E.F.L. from UK.

Political career[edit]

He contested the 1997 North-West Frontier Province provincial election as a candidate of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) from PF-34 Abbottabad-I, but was unsuccessful. He received 4,224 votes and lost to Ali Afzal Khan Jadoon, a candidate of the Pakistan Muslim League (N) (PML(N)).[2]

He was elected to the Provincial Assembly of the North-West Frontier Province as a candidate of the Pakistan Muslim League (Q) (PML(Q)) from PF-44 Abbottabad-I in the 2002 North-West Frontier Province provincial election. He received 13,663 votes and defeated Inayat Ullah Khan Jadoon, a candidate of the PML(N).[3]

He contested the 2008 North-West Frontier Province provincial election as a candidate of the PML(Q) from PF-44 Abbottabad-I, but was unsuccessful. He received 10,675 votes and was defeated by Inayat Ullah Khan Jadoon, a candidate of the PML(N).[4]

He was re-elected to the Provincial Assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as an independent candidate from PK-44 Abbottabad-I in the 2013 Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provincial election. He received 25,576 votes and defeated Inayat Ullah Khan Jadoon, a candidate of PML(N).[5] Following his successful election, he rejoined the PTI.[6]

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.[7] On 23 July 2014, he was given the additional ministerial portfolio of Information and Public Relations[8] where he continued to serve until October 2017.[9]

He was re-elected to the Provincial Assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as a candidate of the PTI from PK-39 Abbottabad-IV in the 2018 Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provincial election. He received 28,577 votes and defeated Inayat Ullah Khan Jadoon, a candidate of the PML(N).[10]

Following his successful election, the PTI nominated him for the office of Speaker of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly.[11] On 15 August, he was elected as Speaker of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly.[12] He received 81 votes against his opponent Laiq Muhammad Khan who received 27 votes.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mushtaq Ahmed Ghani | KP Assembly".
  2. ^ "PF-34 Abbottabad Election 1997 Full Result 1997 KPK Assembly". www.electionpakistani.com. Retrieved 2023-09-11.
  3. ^ "PF-44 Abbottabad Detail Election Result 2002 Full Information". www.electionpakistani.com. Retrieved 2023-09-11.
  4. ^ "PK-44 Abbottabad Detail Election Result 2008 Full Information". www.electionpakistani.com. Retrieved 2023-09-11.
  5. ^ "2013 election result" (PDF). ECP. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  6. ^ "Forming alliances: Two independents join PTI in hope of new province | The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 23 May 2013. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  7. ^ "KPK govt reshuffles provincial cabinet". Dunya News. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  8. ^ Shah, Sadia Qasim (23 July 2014). "Ghani takes charge as information minister". dawn.com. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  9. ^ Akbar, Ali (20 October 2015). "QWP ministers take oath in KP, Mushtaq Ghani sacked". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  10. ^ "Some wins amongst losses for PML-N in Abbottabad | The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 27 July 2018. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  11. ^ "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.
  12. ^ "PTI's Mustaq Ghani elected speaker K-P assembly | The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 15 August 2018. Retrieved 15 August 2018.
  13. ^ 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.