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|12th Chief Minister of Punjab|
13 September 1995 – 3 November 1996
|Governor||Raja Saroop Khan|
|Preceded by||Manzoor Wattoo|
|Succeeded by||Manzoor Wattoo|
|Died||29 February 2000 (aged 70)|
Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
He was born to a noble Jat family of the Nakai Misl, one of the twelve Misls of Sikh Confederacy. His great-grandfather Sardar Ishar Singh Nakai was born a Sikh and converted to Islam in 1879. Sardar Ishar Singh was the youngest son of Sardar Kahan Singh Nakai, ruler of the Nakai Misl.
He was elected a Member of the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab for four consecutive terms during 1985-88, 1988–90, 1990–93 and 1993–96; and also functioned as Minister for Revenue, Minister for Forests, Minister for Livestock & Dairy Development Department, Minister for Industries and Mineral Development and as Chief Minister of Punjab during 1995-96. He was father of three sons and a daughter. All three sons, Sardar Pervaiz Hasan Nakai, Sardar Muhammad Asif Nakai and Sardar Atif Nakai became politicians.
- Iqbāl Qaiṣar, پاكستان وچ سكھاں دياں تواريخى پوتر تھاواں, Punjabi History Board, 2001, p.206
- Griffin, Lepel Henry (1865). The Panjab Chiefs: Historical and Biographical Notices of the Principal Families in the Territories Under the Panjab Government. T.C. McCarthy.
- Impact International, Volume 30, News & Media, 2000 - World politics, p.50