Arbab Jehangir Khan

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Arbab Jehangir Khan
Chief Minister of the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
In office
April 7, 1985 – May 29, 1988
Preceded by Iqbal Khan Jadoon
Succeeded by Fazle Haq
Constituency Peshawar, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
Personal details
Born August 1, 1936
Died October 16, 2007

Arbab Jehangir Khan Khalil (late) (August 1, 1936 – October 16, 2007) regarded as chief of the Khalil tribe, was a Pakistani politician hailed from Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. He served as the 8th elected (14th overall) Chief Minister from April 7, 1985 to May 29, 1988[1][2] and then as the Leader of opposition in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa assembly from 1989 to 1990. He also served as Federal Minister for Petroleum Resources, Housing and Works, Narcotics control and Senior Minister of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.[3]

Early life and education

He was born at the home of Nawab Arbab Sher Ali Khan at Tehkal in Peshawar.[2] He got degree in Law from University of Peshawar.[1][4]

Political career

Arbab Jehangir started his political career in 1969. In 1977, he contested election for his first time and was elected to National Assembly. A lawyer by profession, he earned the distinction of being electorally undefeated in every election in which he contested in his 32-year political career.[1] He was retired from politics prior to the 2002 general elections. He held senior positions in all Pakistan's major political parties including Pakistan Muslim League, Awami National Party and Pakistan People's Party.[4]


Arabab Jehangir Khan died due to cardiac arrest on Tuesday, 16th October, 2007 at the age of 71. He was laid to rest in his family graveyard in Tehkal area of Peshawar.[4][1]

See also


  1. ^ a b c d Shah, Waseem Ahmad (2007-10-17). "Arbab Jehangir dies". DAWN.COM. Archived from the original on 2018-06-28. Retrieved 2018-07-04.
  2. ^ a b "The Frontier Dynasties | Newsline". Newsline. Retrieved 2018-07-04.
  3. ^ Report, Bureau (2002-10-20). "Religious parties to rule NWFP a second time". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 2018-07-04.
  4. ^ a b c "Arbab Jehangir dies of cardiac arrest". The News. Archived from the original on 2018-07-05. Retrieved 2018-07-04.

External links

  • Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Provincial Government
Political offices
Preceded by
Iqbal Khan Jadoon
Chief Minister of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
Succeeded by
Fazle Haq (Caretaker)
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