Zulfiqar Ali Khosa

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Zulfiqar Ali Khosa
Governor of Punjab
In office
August 12, 1999 – October 12, 1999
PresidentMuhammad Rafiq Tarar
Prime MinisterNawaz Sharif
Member of the Senate of Pakistan
In office
12 March 2012 – 12 March 2018
Prime MinisterShahid Khaqan Abbasi
ConstituencyGeneral seat from Punjab
Member of the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab
In office
3 July 2008 – 12 March 2012
ConstituencyPP-243 Dera Ghazi Khan-IV
In office
18 February 1997 – 12 October 1999
ConstituencyPP-201 Dera Ghazi Khan-III
In office
18 October 1993 – 17 November 1996
ConstituencyPP-201 Dera Ghazi Khan-III
In office
5 November 1990 – 28 June 1993
ConstituencyPP-201 Dera Ghazi Khan-III
In office
30 November 1988 – 6 August 1990
ConstituencyPP-201 Dera Ghazi Khan-III
In office
12 March 1985 – 30 May 1988
ConstituencyPP-184 Dera Ghazi Khan-I
In office
9 April 1977 – 5 July 1977
ConstituencyPP-192 Dera Ghazi Khan-VII
Member of the West Pakistan Assembly
In office
9 June 1962 – 8 June 1965
ConstituencyDera Ghazi Khan-II
Personal details
Born (1935-10-20) 20 October 1935 (age 88)
Bahadurgarh, Dera Ghazi Khan District, Punjab, British India (now Pakistan)
Other political
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (2018-2023)
Pakistan Muslim League (N) (1993-2018)
Islami Jamhoori Ittehad (1988-1993)
Independent (1985-1988)
Spouse(s)Nadra Begum
Faryal Khosa
(m. 2014)
RelationsSardar Muhammad Mohiuddin Khosa (grandson)
Latif Khosa (cousin)
Amjad Farooq Khan (cousin)
ChildrenDost Muhammad Khosa (son)
Muhammad Saif-ud-Din Khosa (son)

Sardar Zulfiqar Ali Khosa (Urdu: ذوالفقار علی کھوسہ; born 20 October 1935)[2] is a Pakistani political leader, former senator and former Governor of Punjab. He represented Punjab, Pakistan in the Senate of Pakistan. Sardar Zulfiqar Ali Khan has been elected to the Provincial Assembly of Punjab for eight tenures in 1970, 1977, 1985, 1988, 1990, 1993, 1997 and 2008. He was also elected to the West Pakistan Assembly in 1962. Khosa also contested for a National Assembly of Pakistan in general election 2018 but lost to Amjad Farooq Khan.


Khosa is one of the most seniors politicians of Pakistan and is famous for his consistent control in the Politics of Punjab from 1986 to 2018.He comes from a Baloch Khosa tribe. He was born in Bahadurgarh, Dera Ghazi Khan District, Punjab, British India (now Pakistan).

He became the Tumandar of the Khosa in 1935 after the death of his father, Dost Muhammad Khan Khosa.[2]

He was the Governor of the Punjab from 17 August 1999 to 12 October 1999. He was a senator from Punjab, Pakistan, from 2012 to 2018.

He has three sons: Hissam Uddin Khan Khosa, Saif Uddin Khan Khosa, and Dost Muhammad Khosa.[2]


  1. ^ "Elderly Khosa confirms his second marriage". 30 January 2014.
  2. ^ a b c "Member Profile: Sirdar Zulfiqar Ali Khan Khosa". pap.gov.pk. Provincial Assembly of the Punjab. Retrieved 14 June 2014.
Political offices
Preceded by Governor of Punjab
Succeeded by