Sardar Mehtab Ahmed Khan
(born 15 December 1952 in Malkot
, Abbottabad District
to a Hindko
speaking family of Hazara
) is a Pakistani politician and former Chief Minister of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
from 1997 to 1999 and Federal Minister for Railways in the 2008 PM Yousaf Raza Gillani
cabinet.Sajjad Malik, Daily Times
, April 01, 2008 He is politically affiliated with PML-N
, where he is the Senior Vice President. He has served as a senator
from March 2003, but resigned on March 17, 2008, when he won the NA-17 Abbottabad-I National Assembly seat in the 2008 general election
, held on February 18, 2008.
Education and Early life
Mehtab Ahmed Khan passed matriculation
from Govt High School Murree
and graduated from the Sir Syed School in Rawalpindi
. He then went on to do his LLB
and practiced in the courts of Rawalpindi. Finding the legal profession not to his liking, he joined his father Sardar Muhammad Nawaz Khan's clothing business in Rawalpindi Saddar. His uncle Sardar Sarfaraz Khan had contested local elections but never won and so promoted his nephew Sardar Mehtab in Circle Bakote, who was elected for the first time in 1985 as an independent candidate. He became popular among the people of Circle Bakote and has been successful in every election until now.
Mehtab Ahmed Khan became the 22nd chief minister of the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
on the 21 February 1997, taking over from Raja Sikander Zaman
, and served until 12 October 1999. The......