Ameer Muqam

Ameer Muqam

Politician/Engineer

Affiliation(s): PML-N
Citizenship: Pakistani

Amir Muqam Khan  is a Pakistani politician, national conservative, and mechanical engineer who is currently serving as the Advisor to Prime Minister on federal departments in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa since 29 October 2013

He is also President of Pakistan Muslim League (N) Khyber Pakhtunkhawa.

Early life

Amir Muqam was born at puran village near Shangla town, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, on 25 July 1963 into a Pakhtoon family. After matriculating from a local high school, Muqam enrolled at the University of Engineering and Technology in Peshawar in 1983 to study engineering. In 1988, Muqam graduated from UET Peshawar with BSc in Mechanical engineering.
After graduation, Muqam worked for the provincial government on several projects and practiced engineering profession for nearly 10 years. Since 1989, Muqam has been a member of the Pakistan Engineering Council.
In 1998, Muqam was elected as general secretary of the Cantonments Association till he remained until 2001. In 2001, Muqam was elected unoppose as Nazim (Mayor) of Bengali Chagum Union Council after participating in local government elections.
He is the brother of Ibadullah Khan

Career in national politics

Muqam participated well on general elections held in 2002 on the Muttahida Majlis Amal & Pakistan Muslim League alliance platform for NA-31 constituency. Muqam soon changed his mind and quickly defected to PML(Q) to support Gen. Pervez Musharraf. Engineer Amir Muqam survived seven attacks on his life, including three suicide attacks.

Muqam was brought up as a Minister of State for Water and Power and Political Affairs.

Muqam again successfully defended his constituency in the general elections held in 2008. However, his relations grew bitter with party president of PML(Q), Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain, because of Ch Shujaat alliance with ppp, Amir Muqam resigned as Federal Minister for Industry and Production, and declare alliance with ppp baseless and unpopular, Ch Shujaat & Ch Pervez elahi went to Amir Muqam house in Islamabad but Muqam refused Ministry & alliance with PPP. After a few days, Muqam announced to join the PML(N) after holding a meeting with Nawaz Sharif. He was soon appointed Senior vice President of the party, a position vacated by Javed Hashmi who quit PML-N and joined Imran Khan’s Tehrik-e-Insaf a few months back.
In 2013, Muqam decided not to contest from NA-31 constituency where he was elected twice in the past and tried on seats in Swat. He was defeated, However, his brother Dr. Ibadullah Khan got elected as Member of the National Assembly from Shangla. Ibadullah had been District Chief (Mayor) of Shangla in the previous government. On 29 October 2013. Amir Muqam was appointed as Advisor to Prime Minister . In 2015 local bodies election of kpk, Amir Muqam son Niaz Ahmad Khan got elected as District Nazim of Distt: Shangla. Niaz Ahmad Khan is the youngest Distt Nazim in kpk.

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Born on: July 25, 1963

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