Shaukat Ali Yousafzai

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Shaukat Ali Yousafzai
KP Minister of Industries
In office
1 April 2014 – 3 May 2014
PresidentMamnoon Hussain
GovernorShaukatullah Khan
Mehtab Ahmed Khan
KP Minister of Health
In office
31 May 2013 – 31 March 2014
PresidentAsif Ali Zardari
Mamnoon Hussain
GovernorShaukatullah Khan
Mehtab Ahmed Khan
Chief MinisterPervez Khattak
Preceded bySyed Zafar Ali Shah
Succeeded byShahram Khan
MPA of Peshawar
In office
31 May 2013 – 28 May 2018
GovernorShaukatullah Khan
SpeakerAsad Qaiser
ConstituencyPK-2 PESHAWAR-II Peshawar
Personal details
Born (1963-02-01) 1 February 1963 (age 59)
Besham, Shangla District
Political partyPakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf
Alma materAitchison College
Gordon College
Chief MinisterPervez Khattak

Shaukat Ali Yousafzai is a Pakistani politician who served as the Member of the 10th Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly representing Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and as Minister for Health and Information Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the Pervez Khattak administration.[1] He also serves as the Secretary General of its provincial chapter of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and previously has served as the political advisor to Imran Khan.[2][3][4][5][6]


Yousafzai is a senior journalist and a senior leader of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf. He remained the president of Khyber Union of Journalist for three times. He is a Chief Editor of Daily Surkhab which is published from Peshawar. He basically belongs to Besham a remote village of District Shangla, and settled in Peshawar since 90s. He is a member and Deputy Parliamentary Leader of Provincial Assembly KPK.Currently he is holding no Ministry in Khyber Pukhtunkhwa.[7]


He obtained his early education from Government High School Shang District Shangla and then his Intermediate from Jehanzeb College Swat. He has done MSc from KPK Agricultural University Peshawar. He has also obtained a Journalism degree from University of Peshawar.


He remained an active journalist throughout his career and worked from different news papers. He also hosted talk shows on PTV and AVT Khyber. He is the Chief editor of Daily Surkhab which is published from Peshawar. He remained the president of Khyber Union of Journalist for three consecutive times. During his tenure, he worked a lot for welfare of Journalist. He earns a respectable name in society.

Political career[edit]

Shoaukat Ali Yousafzai remained active in politics during his university and was the President of People Student Federation of KPK Agricultural University Peshawar. He joined Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf in 1996 and also contested election from District Shangla. Since from that time, he remained active in politics and given his efforts for establishing PTI in KPK. In 2011 he was appointed as Political Advisor to chairman Imran khan. He then resigned from this post to contest intra party election. He was elected as Provincial General Secretary of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf in KPK. In 2013 General elections, he contested for Provincial Assembly seats from PK-2 Peshawar and got a huge victory against Syed Zahir Ali Shah of Pakistan People Party with a margin of 16000 votes. PTI has assigned Shaukat Ali Yousafzai as Deputy Parliamentary Leader in KPK Provincial Assembly. He is also serving as Minister for Health and Information Khyber Pukhtunkhwa. He is the most influential Provincial leader of Khyber Pukhtunkhwa province. He got worldwide recognition following a June 14, 2019 conference when he was accidentally equipped with a cat face filter by a social media team volunteer.[8][9]


  1. ^ Yousafzai visits info department
  2. ^ PTI to ensure masses’ problems resolution: Yousafzai
  3. ^ Political advisor to Chairman Shaukat Ali Yousafzai addressing at Shangla Archived 23 May 2013 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Imran Khan is the last hope of Nation: Shoukat Yousafzai Archived 28 August 2013 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Shaukat Ali Yousafzai, Provincial Leader PTI demands politicians disqualified by Supreme Court to resign
  6. ^ PTI to serve masses selflessly, says Yousafzai
  7. ^ Shaukat Yousafzai: from reporter to minister
  8. ^ Rob Picheta. "Accidental cat filter derails political press conference". CNN. Retrieved 17 June 2019.
  9. ^ Garun, Natt (17 June 2019). "Cat filter derails Pakistani politician's live-streamed press conference". The Verge. Retrieved 17 June 2019.

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