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|President of Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz|
17 August 2017 – 3 October 2017
|Preceded by||Nawaz Sharif|
|Succeeded by||Nawaz Sharif|
Sardar Muhammad Yaqoob Khan Nasar
January 10, 1947
Quetta, Baluchistan, British India
(present-day Balochistan, Pakistan)
|Political party||Pakistan Muslim League (N)|
|Relations||Sardar Dur Muhammad Nasir (cousin)|
|Education||University 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.
Early and personal life
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.
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
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 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.
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