Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao



Designation: President PPP- Sherpaow
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Aftab Khan was educated at Edwardes College, Peshawar and Pakistan Military Academy, Kakul, Abbottabad. After passing out from Pakistan Military Academy with 34th Long Course in 1965, he joined Armoured Corps in the Probya''s Horse Battalion, seeing action in both the ''65 and ''71 wars. Over a period of 12 years he rose to the rank of Major.

It was after the unfortunate assassination of his elder brother Hayat Sherpao in a bomb blast in 1975 that Aftab jumped into the political arena. The then Prime Minister of Pakistan Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto asked him to take an early retirement from his military career and afterwards nominated him as Pakistan Peoples Party’s (PPP) provincial vice-president. Aftab Khan was thus a stalwart of the original unified Pakistan Peoples Party from Northwest Frontier Province (NWFP) of Pakistan.

After the death of his political mentor Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto he wholeheartedly supported his daughter Benazir Bhutto and her struggle against the military dictatorship of General Zia-ul-Haq. He was a key political figure of Movement for Restoration of Democracy (MRD) from NWFP. It was in 1988 elections to the Provincial Assembly that he orchestrated the downfall of the establishment backed Pakistan Muslim League (PML) and became the Chief Minister of the province. He took an extra-nationalist line to appease the nationalist forces, hostile to his party and thus broadened his political base in their stronghold areas. He was once again elected as the Chief Minister of NWFP in 1994. However, in the mid nineties he developed serious differences with Benazir Bhutto when Maj-Gen Naseerullah Babar mistakenly suspected his role in undercutting him through allotment of party tickets in Nowshehra. Finally leading to the formation of his own faction of the party called PPP (Sherpao). He fled Pakistan to Britain after the military came to power in 2002 amidst charges of corruption against him. Eventually he returned prior to the 2002 elections and after striking an electoral alliance with the religo-political parties he was elected to both the provincial and national assemblies and his party performed relatively well amidst the rout of his former party and the Muslim league in the frontier.

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sharif gul ( charsadda,Pakistan) Wednesday, June 8, 2011 1:29:54 AM (MDT - USA)
sir, i like your personality very much and hope you are sole person that change the future of our nation.i like your administration skills very much.

Yousaf Khan ( Peshawar,Pakistan) Monday, March 14, 2011 3:24:33 PM (MDT - USA)
In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa ANP and PPP are dead! After this provincial government only a mad person would vote for them! Which leaves PPP(S) and Nawaz.. Nawaz only had a vote bank in Hazara and they hate him now! The only party left is PPP(S)! I expect alotfrom you... Aftab Sherpao has the administrative skills and acumen to help our Province... We expect a lot from you Sir, please help our people

Dayan Sherpao ( Islamabad,Pakistan) Sunday, February 13, 2011 3:55:10 PM (MDT - USA)
Mr. Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao, a great pukhtoon leader, fighting for pukhtoons rights from PPP's platform. PPP's is a proper alternative party to the ANP (which has become extremely unpopular) and PPP Sherpao is the best option especilly for pukhtoons in KPK & for all the people throught the country. Aftab Sherpao has great amount of talent, experience, excellent administrative & political skills. I challenge anyone to show me any other government that has done more developments & good work in any part of the KPK especilly & throught the country particularly, than him (during his two terms as Chief Minister & as a Federal Minister). So InshAllah he will be the first Pukhtoon Prime Minister of Pakistan, next in future. PPP's Zinda-Bad PSF Sherpao , International Islamic University Islamabad

Zarak Khan ( Peshawar,Pakistan) Friday, November 19, 2010 3:36:11 PM (MDT - USA)
Whatever happens, Aftab Khan ba manay! courageous leader! and a great man! I hope he leads our people out of this huge mess we have gotten in toQ!

ovais ahmed ( cambridge ontario,Canada) Friday, August 6, 2010 7:29:46 PM (MDT - USA)
AFtab Ahmad khan sherpao is one of the leader among the Pakistani politicatn whom i see the most courageous,brave and a person who always speak the truth.his commitment to the job is always fair and he do the thing when he can do but he cannot do ,he do not and never politics on issues and peoples miseries

Gibran Ahmad ( Peshawar,Pakistan) Thursday, April 1, 2010 4:32:51 AM (MDT - USA)
Good stand on Pukhtunkhwa!

SULTAN ROME ADVOCTE SHANGLA ( luton, bedfordshire,United Kingdom) Tuesday, January 19, 2010 2:12:05 PM (MDT - USA)
Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao is honest, vigilent and competent politician. He has an ability to lead Pukhtoon nation and represent then on each forum. He is sincear to wards pukhtoon nation & his sacrifices for Pukhtoon nation are not concealed from any one. The afforts of his son Sikandar Hayat Sherpao are also magnificent and he play very positive role in politics. He is also devoted and have a positive vision.

Ejaz ( Gujrat,Pakistan) Saturday, December 26, 2009 2:20:57 PM (MDT - USA)
The only politician from te NWFP that talks sense. Sometimes it really seems that the mullahs belong to another century.

Noman ( malakand,Pakistan) Tuesday, October 20, 2009 12:36:24 PM (MDT - USA)
PPP Sherpao group is the only party that is fighting the real cause of pashtuns

Arshad ( London,United Kingdom) Sunday, October 11, 2009 11:59:25 PM (MDT - USA)
Like his brother Shaheed Hayat M. Khan Sherpao, Aftab Sherpao has also played a vital role in highlighting the pushtun cause. We need more dedicated and sincere pushtun leaders like him.

Jamal ( Karachi,Pakistan) Saturday, October 10, 2009 12:46:11 PM (MDT - USA)
Sherpao is the only person who has consistenly taken a stand on pukhtun rights... that is why i support him

Farooq Zaman ( Peshawar,Pakistan) Thursday, October 8, 2009 12:59:13 PM (MDT - USA)
Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao is the only blue blood Pukhtoon politician in Pakistan of any standing. The rest, including Asfandyar Wali, Maulana Fazl ur rehman, Qazi Hussein Ahmed and Amir Muqam, are upstarts... He being the only person from a good family is the only person who can be trusted

M. Ali ( Peshawar,Afghanistan) Wednesday, September 23, 2009 4:58:08 AM (MDT - USA)
Aftab Khan is hero of all Pukhtuns and all Pakistanis! We are all with you! Zinda hai zinda hai Sherpao zinda hai!

rangosh ( karach,Pakistan) Wednesday, September 16, 2009 3:52:40 AM (MDT - USA)
i am sorry to say mr.zakir you should improve your English comprehension thats all i can say about you try to understand what i have written in the first comment

Zubair Khan ( Peshawar,Pakistan) Sunday, August 30, 2009 4:17:16 AM (MDT - USA)
Only real and genuine pushtoon leader. Great hero of NWFP

Zakir Shah ( Islamabad,Pakistan) Saturday, August 29, 2009 1:14:09 AM (MDT - USA)
rangoosh what your saying makes no sense at all. First you say AS took 5 million pounds from musharraf to become the interior minister, now you say that NAB (mushs own agency) was accusing of having the money. Just doesnt make any sense. You've obviously taken this really personally especially after murtaza called asfandyar a loser (so we all know which camp you're from). However if you are referring to the nawaz initiated propaganda that he has a foreign currency account with around 0.5 million pounds than that matter is closed. AS said yes i do and nawaz couldnt say anything more. He belongs to one of the richest landowning families in the NWFP. Since when did it become a crime to be from a privileged background? And its nothing like the foreign accounts Nawaz, Zardari and Asfandyar have which are all from kickbacks. But I wouldnt expect you to understand all this, since I can tell by the way you write english how educated you are.

rangoosh ( lahor,Pakistan) Thursday, August 27, 2009 10:21:28 PM (MDT - USA)
i can only pitty on you mr.murtaza,and what to say of your ignorance 5 million pounds were those which nab accused him of siphoning off to England and he later on admitted that that was his money but was unable to clarify where that money come form ,i think you must get some information about politics then comment on,and mind you you are a looser too babe

Ahmed ( Peshawar,Pakistan) Wednesday, August 26, 2009 12:24:17 PM (MDT - USA)
Next govt in NWFP will be headed by aftab sherpao. he is only politician who has retained his popularity during these times. He's also been helped by the fact tht our other frontier politicians have proven to be completely spineless... i dont want to take names but everyone knows

Kamran ( Peshawar,Pakistan) Tuesday, August 25, 2009 12:09:18 PM (MDT - USA)
When Sherpao Khan becomes the first Pukhtun Prime Minister of Pakistan, it will signal the beginning of a revolution! We are all with you! It is the time of PPP (Sherpao)! We are all waiting

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Ali Murtaza ( Dallas,United States) Saturday, February 14, 2009 6:09:31 AM (MDT - USA)
He was our interior minister and was partner with Musharraf regime.
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