Rana Muhammad Iqbal Khan

Rana Muhammad Iqbal Khan
Chairman Standing Committee on Housing, Urban Development and Public Health Engineering
Assumed office
25 February 2019
Speaker of the Provincial Assembly of Punjab
In office
2013 – 16 August 2018
Preceded by Himself
Succeeded by Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi
In office
11 April 2008 – 2013
Preceded by Chaudhry Muhammad Afzal Sahi
Succeeded by Himself
Acting Governor of Punjab
In office
29 January 2015 – 7 May 2015
Preceded by Mohammad Sarwar
Succeeded by Malik Muhammad Rafique Rajwana
Assumed office
4 January 2011
Preceded by Salmaan Taseer
Succeeded by Latif Khosa
Provincial Minister of Punjab for Livestock and Dairy Development
In office
1997–1999
Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif
Member of the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab
Assumed office
15 August 2018
Constituency PP-181 (Kasur-VIII)
In office
2013 – 31 May 2018
Constituency PP-184 (Kasur-X)
In office
2008–2013
Constituency PP-184 (Kasur-X)
In office
1997–1999
Constituency PP-149 (Kasur)
In office
1993–1996
Constituency PP-149 (Kasur)
Chairman District Council of Kasur (Mayor)
In office
1990–1993
In office
1987–1990
Vice-Chairman District Council of Kasur (Deputy-Mayor)
In office
1983–1987
Chairman Markaz Council and Union Council of Phool Nagar
In office
1979–1983
Personal details
Born (1945-04-20) 20 April 1945 (age 75)
Karnal District, India
Nationality Pakistani
Political party Pakistan Muslim League (N)
Relations Phool Muhammad Khan (father)
Rana Muhammad Ishaq (cousin)
Children 7[1]

Rana Muhammad Iqbal Khan is a Pakistani politician who had been the Speaker of the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab from 2008 to May 2018. He had been a Member of the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab, from 1993 to 1999 and again from 2008 to May 2018. He has served as acting Governor of Punjab numerous times between 2008 and 2015.

Early life and education

Khan was born on 20 April 1945 in Karnal district, India to Phool Muhammad Khan.[1]

He received his early education from Bhai Pheru (now Phool Nagar). He graduated from Govt. Islamia College Civil Lines in 1968 from where he obtained a degree of Bachelor of Arts.[2] He received the degree of Bachelor of Laws from University of the Punjab in 1971.[1]

Khan is an advocate by profession. He served as Secretary of the Chunian Tehsil Bar Association from 1975 to 1976.[2]

Political career

Khan began his political career as Chairman of the Union Council, Phool Nagar from 1979 to 1983.[2] He remained Vice Chairman of District Council, Kasur from 1983 to 1987 and as Chairman District Council Kasur from 1987 to 1993.[2]

He was re-elected to the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab as a candidate of Pakistan Muslim League (N) (PML-N) from Constituency PP-149 (Kasur) in 1993 Pakistani general election.[3] He received 31,457 votes and defeated Malik Mehr Din, a candidate of Pakistan Muslim League (J) (PML-J).[4]

He was re-elected to the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab as a candidate of PML-N from Constituency PP-149 (Kasur) in 1997 Pakistani general election. He received 35,049 votes and defeated a candidate of PML-J.[4] During his tenure as Member of Punjab Assembly, he served as Provincial Minister of Punjab for Livestock and Dairy Development.[5] He also remained Provincial Minister of Punjab for Forest, Wildlife, Fisheries and Tourism between 1997 and 1999.[6]

He ran for the seat of the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab as an independent candidate from Constituency PP-184 (Kasur-X) in 2002 Pakistani general election but was unsuccessful. He received 20488 votes and lost the seat to Rana Sarfraz Ahmed Khan, a candidate of Pakistan Muslim League (Q) (PML-Q).[7]

He was re-elected to the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab as a candidate of PML-N from Constituency PP-184 (Kasur-X) in 2008 Pakistani general election.[2] He received 27,689 votes and defeated Rana Sarfraz Ahmed Khan, a candidate of PML-Q.[8] In April 2008, he was elected as the Speaker of the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab[9] where he continued to serve until 2013.[1]

In October 2008, he became acting Governor of Punjab.[10] In 2011, he became acting Governor of Punjab following the assassination of Salman Taseer.[11]

He was re-elected to the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab as a candidate of PML-N from Constituency PP-184 (Kasur-X) in 2013 Pakistani general election.[12][13] In June 2013, he was re-elected as the Speaker of the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab after securing 297 votes.[14][15]

In 2015, Khan was appointed as acting Governor of Punjab following the resignation of Mohammad Sarwar.[16]

In November 2017, he became the first speaker of the Punjab Assembly to serve two complete the assemblies full term from 2008 to 2018 and also became the longest-serving speaker of the Punjab Assembly for having in the office for more than nine years, consecutively.[17]

He was re-elected to Provincial Assembly of the Punjab as a candidate of PML-N from Constituency PP-181 (Kasur-VIII) in 2018 Pakistani general election.[18]

On 16 August 2018, he was replaced by Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi as speaker of the Punjab Assembly.[19]

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Punjab Assembly". www.pap.gov.pk. Archived from the original on 14 June 2017. Retrieved 27 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Punjab Assembly". www.pap.gov.pk. Archived from the original on 24 January 2018. Retrieved 26 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Previous Assemblies". www.pap.gov.pk. Archived from the original on 15 June 2017. Retrieved 26 January 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Punjab Assembly election result 1988-97" (PDF). ECP. Archived from the original (PDF) on 30 August 2017. Retrieved 28 March 2018.
  5. ^ "Previous Assemblies". www.pap.gov.pk. Archived from the original on 15 June 2017. Retrieved 26 January 2018.
  6. ^ "Punjab Assembly". www.pap.gov.pk. Archived from the original on 6 July 2017. Retrieved 26 January 2018.
  7. ^ "2002 election result" (PDF). ECP. Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 January 2018. Retrieved 26 January 2018.
  8. ^ "2008 election result" (PDF). ECP. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 January 2018. Retrieved 24 March 2018.
  9. ^ Mahmood, Amjad (12 April 2008). "Punjab speaker, deputy elected unopposed". DAWN.COM. Archived from the original on 8 April 2017. Retrieved 26 January 2018.
  10. ^ "Rana acting Punjab governor". www.thenews.com.pk. Archived from the original on 27 January 2018. Retrieved 26 January 2018.
  11. ^ Newspaper, From the (5 January 2011). "Rana Iqbal takes over as acting governor". DAWN.COM. Archived from the original on 27 January 2018. Retrieved 26 January 2018.
  12. ^ "Notification - Results Punjab Assembly 2013 election" (PDF). ECP. Archived from the original (PDF) on 20 January 2018. Retrieved 20 January 2018.
  13. ^ "List of winners of Punjab Assembly seats". The News. 13 May 2013. Archived from the original on 16 January 2018. Retrieved 18 January 2018.
  14. ^ "Punjab Assembly: Rana Muhammad Iqbal elected speaker for the second time - The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 3 June 2013. Archived from the original on 10 September 2014. Retrieved 26 January 2018.
  15. ^ "Rana Iqbal re-elected PA speaker". www.pakistantoday.com.pk. Archived from the original on 26 January 2018. Retrieved 26 January 2018.
  16. ^ "Speaker Punjab Assembly Rana Iqbal appointed as acting governor". The Nation. Archived from the original on 16 December 2017. Retrieved 26 January 2018.
  17. ^ "Rana Iqbal becomes longest-serving PA speaker". The Nation. Archived from the original on 5 January 2018. Retrieved 26 January 2018.
  18. ^ "Pakistan election 2018 results: National and provincial assemblies". Samaa TV. Archived from the original on 29 July 2018. Retrieved 3 September 2018.
  19. ^ "KP, Sindh chief ministers elected; Punjab Assembly elects Elahi as speaker". DAWN.COM. 16 August 2018. Retrieved 16 August 2018.

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