Khurram Dastgir Khan

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Khurram Dastgir Khan
Khurram Dastgir Khan Senate of Poland.JPG
Minister for Foreign Affairs
In office
11 May 2018 – 31 May 2018
President Mamnoon Hussain
Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi
Preceded by Khawaja Muhammad Asif
Succeeded by Hussain Haroon
Minister for Defence
In office
4 August 2017 – 31 May 2018
President Mamnoon Hussain
Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi
Preceded by Khawaja Muhammad Asif
Succeeded by Hussain Haroon
Minister for Commerce
In office
17 January 2014 – 28 July 2017
President Mamnoon Hussain
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif
Preceded by Mubashir Hassan
Succeeded by Muhammad Pervaiz Malik
Parliamentary positions
Member of the National Assembly of Pakistan
In office
17 March 2008 – 31 May 2018
Constituency NA-96 (Gujranwala-II)
Personal details
Born (1970-08-03) 3 August 1970 (age 48)
Gujranwala, Punjab, Pakistan
Nationality Pakistani
Political party Pakistan Muslim League (N)
Father Ghulam Dastgir Khan
Alma mater California Institute of Technology
BSc
Bowdoin College
BA

Khurram Dastgir Khan (Urdu: خرم دستگیر خان‎; born 3 August 1970) is a Pakistani politician who has been a member of the National Assembly of Pakistan since August 2018. Previously he was a member of the National Assembly of Pakistan from 2008 to 2013 and again from 2013 to 2018.

He served as Minister for Defence and Minister for Foreign Affairs, in Abbasi cabinet from August 2017 and May 2018, respectively, until May 2018. He served as Minister of State for Science and Technology, Minister of State for Privatisation and Minister of State for Commerce between 2013 and 2014. He served as the Minister for Commerce from 2014 to 2017.

Khan studied engineering from the California Institute of Technology and economics at Bowdoin College.

Early life and education

Khan was born on 3 August 1970.[1][2]

Khan studied at the St. Joseph's High School in Gujranwala and Cadet College, Hasan Abdal.[3]

Khan attended the Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine from where he holds a degree in Economics and was trained as an electrical engineer at the California Institute of Technology.[3]

Career

In 1999, he was serving as Special Assistant to then Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif[4] until his tenure was terminated during 1999 Pakistani coup d'état staged by Pervez Musharraf.[3]

He ran for the seat of National Assembly of Pakistan from Gujranwala constituency as a candidate of PML (N) in Pakistani general elections, 2002 but was unsuccessful.[5] Reportedly, he was booked for terrorist activities; for beating up two PPP activists at a polling station and for getting a provocative pamphlet published about a rival candidate in separate cases.[6]

From 2006 to 2009, he worked on building his reputation in the PML-N where he eventually became party's central deputy secretary information.[3]

He was elected to the National Assembly for the first time as a candidate of PML(N) in Pakistani general election, 2008.[7][8] In October 2008, he was elected as Chairman of the Standing Committee of National Assembly on Commerce.[9]

He was re-elected to the National Assembly for the second time as a candidate of PML (N) in Pakistani general election, 2013.[10] Upon PML-N victory in the 2013 general election, Khan was first appointed as Minister of State for Science and Technology.[11] Later, he was made Minister of State for Privatisation as well Chairman of the Privatisation Commission of Pakistan. In December 2013, he was appointed as the Minister of State for Commerce.[12][13][14][15][12]

In January 2014, he was elevated to the rank of federal minister and was appointed as the Minister for Commerce for the first time.[16][11] He had ceased to hold ministerial office in July 2017 when the federal cabinet was disbanded following the disqualification of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif after Panama Papers case decision.[17]

Following the election of Shahid Khaqan Abbasi as Prime Minister of Pakistan, Khan was inducted into the federal cabinet of Abbasi and was appointed Minister for Defence for the first time.[18][19] In May 2018, he was given the additional portfolio of Minister for Foreign Affairs.[20] Upon the dissolution of the National Assembly on the expiration of its term on 31 May 2018, Khan ceased to hold the office as Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs and Federal Minister for Defence.[21]

He was re-elected to the National Assembly as a candidate of PML-N from Constituency NA-81 (Gujranwala-III) in Pakistani general election, 2018.[22]

References

  1. ^ "Detail Information". www.pildat.org. PILDAT. Archived from the original on 21 April 2014. Retrieved 26 April 2017.
  2. ^ "If elections are held on time…". www.thenews.com.pk. Retrieved 4 December 2017.
  3. ^ a b c d PILDAT: Profiles of delegates. "PILDAT: Profiles of delegates". PILDAT: Profiles of delegates. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 16 September 2014.
  4. ^ Jamil, Farah (7 June 2013). "26 member Cabinet to take oath today". Aaj News. Archived from the original on 21 January 2017. Retrieved 31 October 2016.
  5. ^ "Biradari factor dominant in NA-96". DAWN.COM. Dawn. 20 December 2007. Archived from the original on 31 October 2016. Retrieved 30 October 2016.
  6. ^ "PML(N) candidate booked in Gujranwala". DAWN.COM. Dawn. 11 October 2002. Archived from the original on 31 October 2016. Retrieved 30 October 2016.
  7. ^ Ghumman, Khawar (9 May 2013). "The worries of the N stalwarts". Dawn. Archived from the original on 31 October 2016. Retrieved 30 October 2016.
  8. ^ "Gujranwala sends six lawyers to NA". Dawn. 22 February 2008. Archived from the original on 31 October 2016. Retrieved 30 October 2016.
  9. ^ "Pakistani, Indian MPs discuss opportunities for improving ties". DAWN.COM. Dawn. 23 August 2012. Archived from the original on 31 October 2016. Retrieved 30 October 2016.
  10. ^ "Official results: PML-N leading the race in National Assembly – The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 12 May 2013. Archived from the original on 30 October 2016. Retrieved 30 October 2016.
  11. ^ a b "JUI-F represented: Three new ministers take oath – The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 17 January 2014. Archived from the original on 17 August 2016. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  12. ^ a b Khan, Mubarak Zeb (3 December 2013). "Khurram Dastagir gets portfolio of commerce". dawn. Archived from the original on 9 October 2016. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  13. ^ "State minister resigns from privatisation chairmanship". Pakistan Today. 14 December 2013. Archived from the original on 31 October 2016. Retrieved 31 October 2016.
  14. ^ "BoI chief Zubair also to head Privatisation Commission". The Nation. 15 December 2013. Archived from the original on 1 November 2016. Retrieved 31 October 2016.
  15. ^ "Federal cabinet unveiled: Enter the ministers – The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 8 June 2013. Archived from the original on 29 October 2016. Retrieved 31 October 2016.
  16. ^ Raza, Syed Irfan (17 January 2014). "President swears in new ministers". DAWN.COM. Dawn. Archived from the original on 31 October 2016. Retrieved 30 October 2016.
  17. ^ "PM Nawaz Sharif steps down; federal cabinet stands dissolved". Daily Pakistan Global. Archived from the original on 28 July 2017. Retrieved 28 July 2017.
  18. ^ "New cabinet takes oath: Khawaja Asif foreign minister, Ahsan Iqbal interior minister". DAWN.COM. 4 August 2017. Archived from the original on 4 August 2017. Retrieved 4 August 2017.
  19. ^ "Pakistan Swears In New Federal Cabinet". Newsweek Pakistan. 4 August 2017. Archived from the original on 4 August 2017. Retrieved 4 August 2017.
  20. ^ Naveed Siddiqui (11 May 2018). "Defence Minister Khurram Dastgir given additional portfolio of foreign minister". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 11 May 2018.
  21. ^ "Notification" (PDF). Cabinet division. Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 June 2018. Retrieved 1 June 2018.
  22. ^ "Khurram Dastagir Khan of PML-N wins NA-81 election". Associated Press Of Pakistan. 26 July 2018. Retrieved 3 August 2018.
Political offices
Preceded by
Minister of State for Science and Technology
2013—2013
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Chairman of the Privatisation Commission
2013—2013
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Minister of State for Privatisation
2013—2013
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Minister of State for Commerce
2013—2014
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Minister for Commerce
2014—2017
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Minister for Defence
2017—2018
Succeeded by
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