Rana Muhammad Iqbal Khan is a Punjabi and Pakistani politician. Since 2008 he has been the speaker of the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab. Following the assassination of Salmaan Taseer on 4 January 2011, Khan became acting Governor of Punjab.
Rana Muhammad Iqbal Khan belongs to a noble family of politicians. His father Rana Phool Muhammad Khan was elected a Member of Provincial Assemblies on six occasions, initially serving in the Provincial Assembly of West Pakistan (1965–1969) and thereafter being in the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab during 1972-1977, 1977, 1985–1988, 1988–1990 and 1990–1993. His father also served as Provincial Minister between 1988–1990 and 1990–1993. His cousin, Rana Muhammad Hayat Khan was MNA and Parliamentary Secretary from 1990 to 2007. Another cousin, Rana Muhammad Ishaq Khan, is a sitting MNA.
Education / Academic Qualifications
BA (Bachelor of Arts) from Government Islamia College Civil Lines, Multan & L.L.B. from Punjab University, Lahore.
Rana Muhammad Iqbal Khan belongs to the Islamic religion and is a practising Muslim. He has performed Umra/ Hajj and has visited the Holy cities of Makkah and Medina.
Family Background and History
The father of Rana Muhammad Iqbal Khan, Rana Phool Muhammad Khan (former MPA and Minister) was the personal assistant of the late Sufi Abdul Hameed, former Minister and Member of the First Constituent Legislative Assembly of Pakistan 1947 formed after Indo-Pak partition and chaired by the Founder of Pakistan Muhammad Ali Jinnah. Families of both Rana Phool Muhammad Khan and Sufi Abdul Hameed belong to the Muslim Rajput clan originating from Karnal, now a district in Indian state of Haryana. The two families have maintained a strong influence on the political scenario of Punjab ever since.
RANA Family Political Hierarchy
▪ Rana Mohammad Phool Khan:Undefeated Member of Punjab and national assembly, Chief Minister Punjab (5 months) ▪ Rana Mohammad Iqbal Khan:Undefeated MPA.Minister from punjab.Speaker Punjab Assembly ▪ Rana Mohammad Hayat Khan:MNA,District Nazim Kasur,TMO Chairman ▪ Rana Mohammad Husnain Khan:MNA(2 years) ▪ Rana Mohammad Aslam Khan:DIG Kasur ▪ Rana Mohammad Imtiaz Khan:MNA and District Nazim Kasur ▪ Rana Mohammad Sarfraz Khan:MPA ▪ Rana Niaz Irfan: Chairman BISE Islamabad
Caste and Clan
The family of Rana Muhammad Iqbal Khan belongs to the Rajput clan having deep-rooted Muslim origins.
The ancestral family of Rana Muhammad Iqbal Khan traces its roots back to the District Karnal, Haryana, India. After the partition of the Sub-Continent into Pakistan and India in 1947 under the British Raj, the father of Rana Muhammad Iqbal Khan, Rana Phool Muhammad Khan, migrated with Sufi Abdul Hameed to Lahore, Pakistan from Karnal, India.
Rana Muhammad Iqbal Khan is a member of the Centre-right-conservative political force in Pakistan: Pakistan Muslim League-N (Nawaz).
As Speaker of Punjab Assembly, Rana Muhammad Iqbal Khan resides in the Speaker House Punjab located on 3-Upper Mall, Lahore, adjacent to Pearl Continental Hotel Lahore.
Rana Muhammad Iqbal Khan’s permanent address as listed per his constituency is located at Lambay Jagir, Phool Nagar, Tehsil Pattoki, District Kasur, Punjab, Pakisan.
Constituency as MPA
Rana Muhammad Iqbal Khan represents the constituency PP-184 (Kasur-X) as Member of Punjab Assembly of Pakistan.
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