Jam Kamal Khan

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Jam Kamal Khan
16th Chief Minister of Balochistan
Assumed office
19 August 2018
Governor Muhammad Khan Achakzai
Amanullah Khan Yasinzai
Preceded by Alauddin Marri (caretaker)
Member of the Provincial Assembly of Balochistan
Assumed office
13 August 2018
Constituency PB-50 (Lasbela-II)
Minister of State for Petroleum
In office
4 August 2017 – 2 April 2018
President Mamnoon Hussain
Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi
Minister of State for Petroleum & Natural Resources
In office
7 June 2013 – 28 July 2017
President Mamnoon Hussain
Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif
Member of the National Assembly of Pakistan
In office
1 June 2013 – 31 May 2018
Constituency NA-270 (Awaran-cum-Lasbela)
Personal details
Born (1973-01-01) January 1, 1973 (age 45)
Nationality Pakistani
Political party Balochistan Awami Party
Relations Jam of Lasbela
Father Jam Mohammad Yousaf

Jam Mir Kamal Khan Alyani (Urdu: جام كمال خان‎; born 1 January 1973) is a Pakistani politician who is the current and 16th Chief Minister of Balochistan, in office since 19 August 2018. He has been a member of the Provincial Assembly of Balochistan since August 2018.

Previously he a member of the National Assembly of Pakistan from June 2013 to May 2018 and served as Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Resources in the cabinet of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from 2013 to 2017 and again from August 2017 to March 2018 in the cabinet of Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.

Personal life and education[edit]

He was born on 1 January 1973 to Jam Mohammad Yousaf.[1]

He holds a degree in marketing from Greenwich University, Karachi.[2]

He is the current and 13th Jam of Lasbela. He belongs to the royal Jam family of Lasbela.[3]

Political career[edit]

He twice served the District Nazim of the Lasbela District[4] before he was elected to the National Assembly of Pakistan as an independent candidate from Constituency NA-270 (Awaran-cum-Lasbela) in Pakistani general election, 2013.[5] He received 56,658 votes and defeated Ghulam Akbar Lasi, a candidate of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP). In the same election, he ran for the seat of the Provincial Assembly of Balochistan from Constituency PB-45 (Lasbela-II) as an independent candidate but was unsuccessful. He received 20,169 votes and lost the seat to Mohammad Saleh Bhutani.[6]

In June 2013, he was appointed as the Minister of State for Petroleum & Natural Resources in the Cabinet of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.[7] He had ceased to hold ministerial office in July 2017 when the federal cabinet was disbanded following the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif after Panama Papers case decision.[8]

Following the election of Shahid Khaqan Abbasi as Prime Minister of Pakistan in August 2017, he was inducted into the federal cabinet of Abbasi.[9][10] He was appointed as the Minister of State for Petroleum, a division under then newly created Ministry of Energy.[11][12]

In April 2018, he resigned from the post of Minister of State for Petroleum.[5] In April 2018, he quit PML-N[13] and helped in creating Balochistan Awami Party (BAP).[14] In May 2018, he was elected first president of the BAP.[15]

Chief Minister[edit]

He was elected to the Provincial Assembly of Balochistan as a candidate of BAP from Constituency PB-50 (Lasbela-II) in Pakistani general election, 2018.[16] Following his successful election, BAP nominated him for the office of Chief Minister of Balochistan.[17] On 18 August 2018, he was elected Chief Minister of Balochistan. He received 39 votes against his opponent Mir Younus Aziz Zehri who received 20 votes.[18][19] The same day, he was sworn in as the 16th chief minister of Balochistan.[14]

After assuming the office as the Chief Minister, Khan formed a 10-member cabinet. Of the 10-member cabinet sworn in on 27 August 2018, 9 were provincial ministers and 1 was advisor.[20] The second part of his cabinet, consisting of 2 provincial ministers was sworn in on 8 September 2018 increasing the size of the cabinet to 12.[21] The same day, he appointed three advisors.[22]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Detail Information". 19 April 2014. Archived from the original on 19 April 2014. Retrieved 11 July 2017.
  2. ^ "Jam Kamal Khan". World Economic Forum. Retrieved 18 August 2018.
  3. ^ "37th Jam of Lasbela Coronation". The Express Tribune. 16 Feb 2013. Archived from the original on 14 July 2014. Retrieved 4 July 2014.
  4. ^ "Nazim Lasbela District". The News. 16 Nov 2007. Archived from the original on 14 July 2014. Retrieved 4 July 2014.
  5. ^ a b "President accepts Petroleum Minister Jam Kamal Khan's resignation". Pakistan Today. 3 April 2018. Archived from the original on 3 April 2018. Retrieved 3 April 2018.
  6. ^ "2013 election result" (PDF). ECP. Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 February 2018. Retrieved 3 April 2018.
  7. ^ "Sworn in as Minter of State". The Nation. 7 June 2013. Archived from the original on 10 February 2014. Retrieved 4 July 2014.
  8. ^ "PM Nawaz Sharif steps down; federal cabinet stands dissolved". Daily Pakistan Global. Archived from the original on 28 July 2017. Retrieved 28 July 2017.
  9. ^ "A 43-member new cabinet sworn in". Associated Press Of Pakistan. 4 August 2017. Archived from the original on 4 August 2017. Retrieved 4 August 2017.
  10. ^ "PM Khaqan Abbasi's 43-member cabinet takes oath today". Pakistan Today. 4 August 2017. Retrieved 4 August 2017.
  11. ^ "Portfolios of Federal Ministers, Ministers of State announced". Radio Pakistan. 5 August 2017. Archived from the original on 5 August 2017. Retrieved 5 August 2017.
  12. ^ "Portfolios of federal, state ministers". www.thenews.com.pk. Archived from the original on 5 August 2017. Retrieved 5 August 2017.
  13. ^ Hussain, Javed (5 April 2018). "Magsi, Kamal, Domki quit PML-N, set to join newly-formed BAP". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 19 August 2018.
  14. ^ a b Shah, Syed Ali (19 August 2018). "Jam Kamal Khan sworn in as Balochistan's 16th chief minister". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 19 August 2018.
  15. ^ "Jam Mir Kamal gets elected BAP chief, urges unity for Balochistan's rights". DAWN.COM. 17 May 2018. Retrieved 17 May 2018.
  16. ^ "BAP's Jam Kamal Khan wins PB-50 election". Associated Press Of Pakistan. 26 July 2018. Retrieved 18 August 2018.
  17. ^ Shah, Syed Ali (1 August 2018). "BAP nominates Jam Kamal for Balochistan chief minister slot". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 18 August 2018.
  18. ^ Shah, Syed Ali (18 August 2018). "Balochistan Assembly: Jam Kamal voted in as 16th chief minister". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 18 August 2018.
  19. ^ "BAP's Jam Kamal elected Balochistan chief minister | The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 18 August 2018. Retrieved 18 August 2018.
  20. ^ "Nine ministers, one adviser sworn into Balochistan cabinet | The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 28 August 2018. Retrieved 14 September 2018.
  21. ^ "Balochistan cabinet swells to 12 as two new ministers take oath". www.pakistantoday.com.pk. 8 September 2018. Retrieved 14 September 2018.
  22. ^ "Three MPAs appointed as Balochistan CM's advisers | The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 8 September 2018. Retrieved 14 September 2018.