Rana Muhammad Iqbal Khan is a Pakistani politician and a former speaker of the Punjab Provincial Assembly. He has also served as a Governor of Punjab several times.
Rana Muhammad Iqbal Khan belongs to political party Pakistan Muslim League (N).
Early Life (Age, Education & Family):
Rana Iqbal was born Karnal District, India in 1945. He belongs to a political family. He is son of late Pakistani politician Rana Phool Mohammad Khan. Rana Iqbal’s father was MPA of Punjab. Pakistani politician Rana Muhammad Ishaq is his cousin.
Rana Iqbal received his early education from Bhai Peru which is now known as Phool Nagar. He completed his graduation from Govt. Islamia College Civil Lines and obtained degree in Arts. He has also done graduation in Laws from University of Punjab 1971.
Career (As a Politician):
Rana Iqbal Khan started his political career as a chairman of Union Council, Phool Nagar for almost 4 years. Then he served as a Vice Chairman of District Council, Kasur from 1983 to 1987.
In General Elections of 1993, Rana Iqbal was elected to provincial assembly of Punjab as a candidate of PML-N from constituency of Kasur. He defeated candidate of PML-J by receiving 31,457 votes.
Again in General Elections of 1997, he was re-elected to Provincial Assembly of Punjab from constituency of Kasur. This time he received more votes that last time. Rana Iqbal during his tenure served as Provincial Minister of Punjab for Livestock and Dairy. He also served as Provincial Minister of Punjab for Forest, Wildlife, Fisheries and Tourism.
In General Elections of 2002, he elected as an independent candidate from constituency of Kasur-X. But, unfortunately he was defeated by Rana Sarfaraz Ahmed Khan of Pakistan Muslim League (Q).
Rana Iqbal elected to the Provincial Assembly of Punjab as a candidate of PML-N after he won General Elections of 2008. In 2011, he became acting Governor of Punjab after the assassination of Salman Taseer.
General Elections of 2013 also result to be successful for Rana Iqbal, he was elected to Provincial Assembly of Punjab and as the speaker of Provincial Assembly of Punjab.
In 2017, Rana Iqbal became the first speaker of Punjab Assembly who served two complete assemblies from 2008 to 2018. Rana Iqbal also became the longest-serving speaker of Punjab Assembly as he remained in office for more than 9 years, consecutively.
After successfully winning in General Elections of 2018, he was re-elected to Provincial Assembly of Punjab as a candidate of PML-N. In August 2018, Rana Iqbal was replaced by Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi as a speaker of Punjab Assembly.
Personal Life (Interests, Wedding, Children):
Rana Iqbal has 7 children whose names are: Rana Muhammad Javaid Iqbal Khan, Rana Mujeeb Iqbal Khan, Rana Muhammad Shahzad Iqbal Khan, Rana Mahmood Iqbal Khan, Rana Mahboob Iqbal Khan and Rana Salman Iqbal Khan.
Social Media Handles (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter):
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