Archives for category: Who is who in Peshawar
Dr. Arbab Alamgir Khan, Federal Minister for Communications was born in Peshawar on 1st July 1961. He did his MBBS from Khyber Medical College Peshawar in 1987. Later he earned a diploma in Internal Medicines from the University of Edinburgh UK.
Dr.Arbab Alamgir Khan belongs to the most well known family of the NWFP “The Arbab family of Tehkal Bala, Peshawar”. He is the grandson of late Nawabzada Arbab Sher Ali Khan and son of the late Arbab Muhammad Jehangir Khan who remained Chief Minister of NWFP (1985-88). Arbab Jehangir Khan had never lost any election and remained member of the Federal Assembly and the Provincial Assembly of NWFP. He remained Federal Minister under Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto, Mr. Muhammad Khan Junejo and Balkh Sher Mazari as well as Provincial Minister and Leader of the Opposition in the NWFP Assembly.
Other members of his family i.e. Arbab Niaz Muhammad Federal Minister/Mayor of Peshawar, Arbab Sikandar Khan Khalil Governor NWFP and Arbab Saif-ur-Rehman, Speaker Provincial Assembly have also played an important role in public life in NWFP.
Dr. Arbab Alamgir Khan is young and energetic public figure. He is affiliated with the Pakistan People’s Party Parliamentarian.
Ms. Nazrat Bashir belongs to District Management Group of Civil Services of Pakistan. She is Masters in Economics from New York University, New York, USA and Master in Psychology from Peshawar University, Peshawar.
She has extensively traveled abroad and has attended various international Seminars and Conferences such as on Micro Finance, Anti Money Laundering, Instruments of Financial Markets etc. Domestically too she has attended various programmes in some of very prestigious institutions of Pakistan.
She possesses 29 years of administrative experience in government service in economic & financial policy and its implementation.
At present, she is working as Additional Finance Secretary, Internal Finance, Finance Division, GoP, Islamabad.
She is a certified Director on the Panel of Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance (PICG).
Besides NBP, she is on the Board of Directors of National Investment Trust (NIT) and Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited
Amir Haidar Khan Hoti is the grandson of two stalwarts of Freedom Movement and Pakhtun Nationalist Politicians. His maternal grandfather is Khan Abdul Wali Khan and paternal grandfather is Amir Muhammad Khan Hoti, who used to be called “Khan Lala” out of respect and love, a close colleague of Baacha Khan and active participant of Khudai Khidmatgar Movement. He is the son of former federal Minister Azam Khan Hoti and the nephew of present ANP president Asfandyar Wali Khan. Haidar Khan Hoti was born in Mardan on 5th February, 1971. He has two sons and one daughter. He did his intermediate from Aitcheson College Lahore and then graduated from Edwards College Peshawar.
Haidar Khan Hoti started his political career in 1990 as ANP’s city organizer of district Mardan. Currently he is a Provincial Deputy Secretary of ANP. He contested election for the first time for Provincial seat from Mardan constituency in October 2002 elections but lost to former MMA’s Deputy Speaker Ikramullah Shahid. In 2008 Elections he contested for PF-23 Mardan and won from his old rivals Ikramullah Shahid and Arshad Ahmed with a big margin of 4500 votes.
He is having fluency in Pushto, Urdu and English language. Being a worker of ANP he has got a prestigious position in the party. He is famous and a renowned personality among the masses.
Aamir Atlas Khan (born July 30, 1990 in Peshawar) is a Pakistani professional squash player. He is the nephew of former world champion, Jansher Khan.
2007 has been his most successful year and has seen his rankings rise. He was a finalist in the Governor NWFP International 2007 and in the President PSF international 2007, but in both occasions he was beaten by Mansoor Zaman. In August, he went one step better by winning his first title at the CAS international, beating Malaysian Mohd Azlan Iskandar.
As of 2009, Aamir, who turned pro in 2002 is ranked 15th, his highest ranking, and is the current No. 1 Pakistan squash player.
Aamir won a silver medal in the individual event at the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou, China.
Fauzia Minallah is a pukhtun artist who has very deep and strong emotions about all that goes on in our world. She asks lots of questions about why there can not be peace in the world and what is the legacy that we choose to leave for our children. She tackles and portrays her deep felt emotions through painting, carving and hand built clay sculpture.
Painting since the age of 12, when she was a student of S.S Hyder, (an eminent artist of Peshawar), she thinks of her art as windows to her soul, that reflect her sorrow, joy, anxiety and happiness she feels as a mother and a caring human being.
We first witnessed her artistic skill and wit during the Zia-ul-Haq regime, when The Muslim published her playful and subversive cartoons. According to Fauzia her artistic journey has been very unconventional and very slow. Her parents had recognized the artist in her when she was still very young, but it was much later in life that she learned to enjoy and cherish the joy of being an artist.
Rahim Shah is a Pakistani songs singer. He started from Peshawar, and is currently based in Karachi, Pakistan. He sings in Urdu, Punjabi and his native Pashto language. In an interview he revealed that Rahim Shah is not his real name and, in fact, it is his elder brother”s name. He recently disclosed his original name on ARY Qtv, which is Muhammad Rahim. He is the most notable Pakistani pop idol of Pashtun (Pathan) background.