Sardar Yaqoob Nasar

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Sardar Yaqoob
سردار یعقوب
President of Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz
In office
17 August 2017 – 3 October 2017
Preceded byNawaz Sharif
Succeeded byNawaz Sharif
Personal details
Sardar Muhammad Yaqoob Khan Nasar

(1947-01-10) January 10, 1947 (age 76)
Quetta, Baluchistan, British India
(present-day Balochistan, Pakistan)
Political partyPakistan Muslim League (N)
RelationsSardar Dur Muhammad Nasir (cousin)
EducationUniversity of Punjab, University of Balochistan

Sardar Muhammad Yaqoob Khan Nasar (Urdu: سردار محمد یعقوب خان ناصر; born January 10, 1947) is a Pakistani politician and current Member of the Senate of Pakistan. He was the Interim president of the Pakistan Muslim League (N) in 2017. He succeeded Nawaz Sharif after his disqualification by the Supreme Court of Pakistan.[1]

Early and personal life[edit]

Sardar Yaqoob Nasar, chief of the Pashtun Nasar tribe, graduated from the University of the Punjab in 1969 and obtained a Masters in Political Science from the University of Balochistan in 1983.

He is involved in agriculture and coal mining as business interests since a young age.

He is married and has four sons and six daughters.

The late politician Sardar Dur Muhammad Nasir was his cousin.[2]

Political career[edit]

Sardar Yaqoob Nasar has served as member of the National Assembly of Pakistan from the Loralai constituency and the Provincial President (Balochistan) and Central Vice President of PML (N).[3]

He has been returning to Parliament regularly since his first electoral win in 1985.

He is a close aide of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

He served as a member of Balochistan Provincial Assembly and as Provincial Minister for Irrigation, Development and Public Health from 1985 to 1988, as member of National Assembly and Federal Minister for Environment, Afghan Refugees, State and Frontier Region from 1990 to 1993 and as Senator from 1994 to 1997. He was elected to the National Assembly again in 1997 and served as Minister for Railways from 1997 to 1999.


Loss as a result of election rigging[edit]

In the February 18, 2008 elections, massive election rigging was conducted under the Musharaf's regime, in which case thousands of bogus and unregistered votes were cast in favour of the rival candidate Mr. Israr Tareen representing PMLQ. A political party that was being supported at the time by then President Pervez Musharraf's Government.

There were approximately 35000 unregistered votes cast against Sardar Nasar in that election by Pervez Musharraf's provincial government of the time. After a lengthy Court battle, Baluchistan High Court ordered a recount. Upon proof of approx. 350000 bogus and illegal votes of the rival candidate, Baluchistan High Court directed the Election Commission of Pakistan[4] to reverse the original decision and declare Sardar Nasar as winner. Sardar Yaqoob Khan Nasar than returned to the National Assembly seat on representing the people of his constituency.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Sardar Yaqoob made PML-N's acting chief". Express Tribune. 18 August 2017. Retrieved 21 August 2017.
  2. ^ "Ex-Balochistan minister dies of coronavirus in Karachi". Daily Pakistan. 8 June 2020. Retrieved 3 September 2023.
  3. ^ "Our Leadeship > Party Office Bearers | Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz | Official Website". Archived from the original on 2012-01-06. Retrieved 2012-01-04.
  4. ^ "The Election Commission :: Untitled Page". Archived from the original on 2011-10-19. Retrieved 2011-09-22.

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Party political offices
Preceded by Leader of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz

Succeeded by