Taimur Khan Jhagra

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Taimur Saleem Khan Jhagra
Provincial Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for Finance
Assumed office
29 August 2018
Chief MinisterMahmood Khan
Preceded byMuzafar Said
Provincial Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for Health
Assumed office
5 February 2020
Preceded byShahram Khan
Member of the Provincial Assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Assumed office
13 August 2018
ConstituencyPK-73 (Peshawar-VIII)
Personal details
Born (1977-11-09) 9 November 1977 (age 44)
Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
Political partyPakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (2018-present)
RelativesGhulam Ishaq Khan (grandfather)[1]
Iftikhar Khan Jhagra (uncle)[1]
Mohammad Ibrahim Khan Jhagra (gradfather)[1]
Alma materLondon Business School (MBA)
Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology (B.S)

Taimur Saleem Khan Jhagra (born 9 November 1977) is a Pakistani politician who is the current Provincial Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for Finance and Health, in office since 29 August 2018. He has been a member of the Provincial Assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa since August 2018.

Early life and education[edit]

Jhagra was born on 9 November 1977 in Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.[2] He is the son of retired federal secretary Mohammad Saleem Khan Jhagra, nephew of late PPP leader and provincial minister Iftikhar Jhagra and grandson of two influential personalities hailing from the province; Mohammad Ibrahim Khan Jhagra, who was a leading figure in the Pakistan movement, and one of the most respected political personalities in the then North West Frontier Province (NWFP); and of Ghulam Ishaq Khan, the influential bureaucrat who served as President of Pakistan between 1988 and 1993.[3]

Jhagra received his primary education in Peshawar, at the PAF (Pakistan Air Force) Degree College School, and his secondary education at The New School Rome, Italy. After completely his pre-engineering studies, also from the PAF Degree College Peshawar, Jhagra graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology[2] followed by an MBA (Master of Business Administration) from the London Business School in 2008.[4]

Political career[edit]

Jhagra began his political career after quitting his job as partner at McKinsey & Company.[1]

In January 2018, he joined Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).[1] Following which he was allocated PTI ticket to contest the 2018 general election from Constituency PK-73 (Peshawar-VIII) despite stiff opposition from within PTI.[5][6] It was noted that at-least 33 PTI workers had applied for a ticket for Constituency PK-73 (Peshawar-VIII) many of which were locals but PTI decided to allocate the ticket to Jhagra, who is relatively unknown in the constituency.[4]

He was elected to the Provincial Assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as a candidate of PTI from Constituency PK-73 (Peshawar-VIII) in the 2018 general election.[7] He received 15,449 votes and defeated Aman Ullah, a candidate of Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal.[8]

On 29 August 2018, he was inducted into the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provincial cabinet of Chief Minister Mahmood Khan and was appointed as Provincial Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for Finance.[9]

On February 5, 2020, he was also given the additional portfolio of Health.[10]

Across health and finance, he has been appreciated for the breadth and depth of reform carried out, which has helped bring Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, a small province, into the limelight as the province leading on reform in the country. [11] [12]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Late Ishaq Khan's grandson joins PTI". The Nation. 11 January 2018. Retrieved 4 August 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Taimur Saleem Khan". www.pakp.gov.pk. KP Assembly. Retrieved 30 August 2018.
  3. ^ Bureau Report (24 July 2018), "Taimur Jhagra overcomes heavy odds to become leading contender in polls", The News International. Retrieved 18 October 2019.
  4. ^ a b "PTI 'parachute' who aims to conquer all | The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 2 July 2018. Retrieved 4 August 2018.
  5. ^ "Taimur Jhagra overcomes heavy odds to become leading contender in polls". The News. Retrieved 4 August 2018.
  6. ^ Shah, Waseem Ahmad (30 June 2018). "Over 200 vying for Peshawar's 19 NA and PA seats". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 4 August 2018.
  7. ^ "Election Results 2018 - Constituency Details". www.thenews.com.pk. The News. Retrieved 29 July 2018.
  8. ^ "PK-73 Result - Election Results 2018 - Peshawar 8 - PK-73 Candidates - PK-73 Constituency Details - thenews.com.pk". www.thenews.com.pk. Retrieved 4 August 2018.
  9. ^ "11 member KP cabinet takes oath, Kamran Bangash left out". The News. 29 August 2018. Retrieved 29 August 2018.
  10. ^ "Taimur Jhagra given KP health portfolio as additional charge".
  11. ^ "Taimur Khan Jhagra of Pakistan: The minister extraordinaire".
  12. ^ "How a McKinsey partner became K-P's finance minister". 21 January 2019.