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Sardar Muhammad Yaqoob Khan

Sardar Muhammad Yaqoob Khan (born 1953) was elected the 22nd president of Azad Kashmir, Pakistan on 25 August 2011.[1]

Early life

Sardar Muhammad Yaqoob Khan was born in 1953 in a village "Ali Sojal" (Rawalakot), and brother of renowned figure in political and social scenario of Azad KashmirSardar Haji Muhammad Zaman Khan (Late). He graduated from Karachi University and started his political career with an ethnic political party Punjabi Pakhtoon Itehad in Karachi. He joined a Kashmiri political party Tehreek Amel and was elected as Senior Vice President of this party later on. By Safeer Ahmed rind

Political career

Sardar Muhammad Yaqoob Khan Khan was elected as Member of Azad Jammu & Kashmir Legislative Assembly three times and took over ministerial jobs as Minister for Health, Population Welfare & Hydro Electric Board, and Housing & Planning. Safeer Ahmed Rind

As Prime Minister

Sardar Muhammad Yaqoob Khan became the Prime Minister of Azad Jammu & Kashmir on 6 January 2009 after a successful no confidence vote over former premiere Sardar Attique Ahmed Khan but later on thrown out of the office in the same way as his predecessor.

As President

He was elected 22nd President of Azad Jammu & Kashmir on 25 August 20

Preceded by
Raja Muhammad Zulqarnain Khan
President of Azad Jammu and Kashmir
2011 – Present
Succeeded by
Incumbent

References

  1. ^ "President AJ&K Sardar Muhammad Yaqoob Khan". Azad Government of the State of Jammu and Kashmir. Retrieved 12 February 2012. 
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