Sardar Muhammad Yousuf

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Sardar Muhammad Yousuf Gujjar
Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony
In office
4 August 2017 – 31 May 2018
PresidentMamnoon Hussain
Prime MinisterShahid Khaqan Abbasi
Preceded byHimself
In office
8 June 2013 – 28 July 2017
PresidentMamnoon Hussain
Prime MinisterMian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif
Preceded byShazada Muhammad Saleem
Succeeded byHimself
Member of the National Assembly of Pakistan
In office
1 June 2013 – 31 May 2018
ConstituencyNA-20 (Mansehra-I)
In office
3 November 1990 – 12 October 1999
ConstituencyNA-14 (Mansehra-I)
Personal details
Political partyPakistan Muslim League (Nawaz)
ChildrenSardar Shahjahan Yousuf[1]

Sardar Muhammad Yousuf (Urdu: سردار محمد یوسف) became the minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony, in the Abbasi cabinet from August 2017 to May 2018. A leader of the Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz), Sardar Muhammad Yousuf had been a member of the National Assembly of Pakistan when he had an alliance with [ Shahzada Muhammad Gushtasip Khan ] which he then broke from 1990 to 1999 and again from June 2013 to May 2018. He previously served as Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony in the third Sharif ministry from 2013 to 2017.

Political career[edit]

Yousuf was elected to the Provincial Assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for the first time in 1985 Pakistani general election.[citation needed]

He ran for the seat of the Provincial Assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as an independent candidate from Constituency PF-45 (Mansehra-IV) in 1988 Pakistani general election, but was unsuccessful. He received 9,811 votes and lost the seat to an independent candidate, Faiz Muhammad Khan.[2] In the same election, he ran for the seat of the National Assembly of Pakistan from Constituency NA-16 (Mansehra-III) as a candidate of Pakistan Peoples Party but was unsuccessful.[3]

He was re-elected to the Provincial Assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as an independent candidate from Constituency PF-45 (Mansehra-IV) in 1990 Pakistani general election and defeated Faiz Muhammad Khan.[2] In the same election, he was elected to the National Assembly[4] as an independent candidate from Constituency NA-14 (Mansehra-I). He received 34,787 votes and defeated a candidate of Jamiat Ulema-e Islam (F) (JUI-F).[3] After winning he joined Pakistan Muslim League (N) (PML-N).[5]

He ran for the seat of the Provincial Assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as an independent candidate from Constituency PF-45 (Mansehra-IV) in 1993 Pakistani general election, but was unsuccessful. He received 486 votes and lost the seat to an independent candidate, Haq Nawaz Khan.[2] In the same election, he was re-elected to the National Assembly as a candidate of PML-N from Constituency NA-14 (Mansehra-I). He received 58,191 votes and defeated a candidate of Pakistan Muslim League (J).[3]

He was elected to the National Assembly as a candidate of PML-N from Constituency NA-14 (Mansehra-I) in 1997 Pakistani general election.[5][6] He received 46,918 votes and defeated a candidate of JUI-F.[3]

He served as District Nazim of Mansehra District.[7]

He left PML-N to join Pakistan Muslim League (Q) (PML-Q) after 1999 Pakistani coup d'état.[5]

He could not run in the 2002 Pakistani general election[5] and again in 2008 Pakistani general election because of the graduation degree bar.[8]

In early 2013, he left PML-Q[9] to join the PML-N.[5][7]

He was re-elected to the National Assembly as a candidate of PML-N from Constituency NA-20 (Mansehra-I) in the 2013 Pakistani general election.[10] Upon PML-N victory in the Pakistani general election, 2013, he was appointed Minister for Religious Affair and Interfaith Harmony in the third Sharif ministry.[11]

He had ceased to hold ministerial office in July 2017 when the federal cabinet was disbanded following the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif after Panama Papers case decision.[12] Following the election of Shahid Khaqan Abbasi as Prime Minister of Pakistan, Yousaf was inducted into the federal cabinet of Abbasi and was appointed Minister for Religious Affairs for the second time.[13][14] Upon the dissolution of the National Assembly on the expiration of its term on 31 May 2018, Yousuf ceased to hold the office as Federal Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony.[15]

He was re-elected to Provincial Assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as a candidate of PML-N from Constituency PK-34 (Mansehra-V) in 2018 Pakistani general election.[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "PML-N striving to regain strength in Hazara". DAWN.COM. 25 March 2013. Archived from the original on 19 November 2016. Retrieved 18 November 2016.
  2. ^ a b c "NWFP election result 1988-97" (PDF). ECP. Archived (PDF) from the original on 11 February 2018. Retrieved 23 February 2018.
  3. ^ a b c d "National Assembly election results 1988-97" (PDF). ECP. Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 August 2017. Retrieved 23 February 2018.
  4. ^ "Tough contest seen on Mansehra seats". DAWN.COM. 19 September 2002. Archived from the original on 19 November 2016. Retrieved 18 November 2016.
  5. ^ a b c d e "Electioneering: Hazara province movement leader rejoins PML-N - The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 4 March 2013. Archived from the original on 13 December 2017. Retrieved 13 December 2017.
  6. ^ "Differences surface in Mansehra PML-N". DAWN.COM. 20 December 2011. Archived from the original on 19 November 2016. Retrieved 18 November 2016.
  7. ^ a b "In Mansehra, tough battle expected among PML-N, PTI and JUI-F – The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 27 April 2013. Archived from the original on 13 October 2016. Retrieved 12 October 2016.
  8. ^ Newspaper, the (2 March 2013). "NEWS IN BRIEF". DAWN.COM. Archived from the original on 13 December 2017. Retrieved 13 December 2017.
  9. ^ "Constituency profile: For Mansehra seats, it's the mosque that matters – The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 20 April 2013. Archived from the original on 21 March 2016. Retrieved 12 October 2016.
  10. ^ "PML-N candidate wins NA-20 Mansehra seat – The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 12 May 2013. Archived from the original on 19 November 2016. Retrieved 18 November 2016.
  11. ^ "25-member cabinet takes oath". Pakistan Today. 8 June 2013. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 12 October 2016.
  12. ^ "PM Nawaz Sharif steps down; federal cabinet stands dissolved". Daily Pakistan Global. Archived from the original on 28 July 2017. Retrieved 28 July 2017.
  13. ^ "New cabinet takes oath: Khawaja Asif foreign minister, Ahsan Iqbal interior minister". DAWN.COM. 4 August 2017. Archived from the original on 4 August 2017. Retrieved 4 August 2017.
  14. ^ "Pakistan Swears In New Federal Cabinet". Newsweek Pakistan. 4 August 2017. Archived from the original on 4 August 2017. Retrieved 4 August 2017.
  15. ^ "Notification" (PDF). Cabinet division. Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 June 2018. Retrieved 1 June 2018.
  16. ^ "Pakistan election 2018 results: National and provincial assemblies". Samaa TV. Archived from the original on 29 July 2018. Retrieved 3 September 2018.
Political offices
Preceded by Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony
2013—present
Incumbent