Rana Muhammad Iqbal Khan is the current Speaker of the Punjab Assembly of Pakistan who is also an agriculturist. Rana Iqbal is also the Chairperson of the Finance Committee of the Punjab Assembly.
Education and Family of Rana Muhammad Iqbal Khan
Rana Iqbal was born on the 20th of April, 1945 to a family of politicians. His father Rana Phool Muhammad Khan was elected a Member of Provincial Assemblies on six occasions and also served as Provincial Minister between 1988–1990 and 1990–1993.
His background is from Karnal, India. After the independence of India and Pakistan, he along with his family migrated to Lahore, Pakistan. He graduated from Islamia College, Lahore in 1968 and obtained the degree of LL.B. from University of the Punjab, Lahore in 1971.
Rana Muhammad Iqbal Khan is the father of seven children. Namely; Rana Muhammad Javaid Iqbal Khan, Rana Muhammad Shahzad Iqbal Khan, Rana Mahmood Iqbal Khan, Rana Mahoob Iqbal Khan, Rana Mujeeb Iqbal Khan and Rana Salman Iqbal Khan.
Political Career of Rana Iqbal Khan
He served as Secretary of the Tehsil Bar Associate in Chunian during 1975-76. He started his political career from Markaz Council and served as Chairman Markaz Council and Union Council in Phool Nagar during 1979-83, remained Vice Chairman, of Zila Kasur during 1983-87; and then functioned as Chairman Zila Council Kasur for two consecutive terms during 1987-93. He was first elected unopposed, to the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab in the by-election in 1993, but before he could make oath as a Member, the Assembly was dissolved in June 1993.
He was elected to the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab and served as Member during 1993-96. He returned again to the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab for the third consecutive term in 1997 and served as Provincial Minister and held the portfolios of Livestock & Dairy Development, Forest, Wildlife, Fisheries and Tourism during 1997-99. He has returned to the Punjab Assembly for the fourth term and is functioning as Speaker since April 11, 2008, having been elected unopposed as such. Following the assassination of Salmaan Taseer on 4 January 2011, Rana Iqbal Khan also became the acting Governor of Punjab.
Rana Iqbal Khan’s Career as an Agriculturist
Khan is also an agriculturist by profession. His late father left behind more than 200 Acres of agricultural property in Tehsil Pattoki for his family to which Khan is an heir.
Contacting Rana Muhammad Iqbal Khan
Address: 3-Upper Mall, Lahore.
Address in Constituency: Lambay Jagir, Tehsil Pattoki (Phool Nagar), District Kasur
Office Contact Number: 042-99200311
Residence: 042-99200289, 99201844
Mobile Number: 0092-300-8485585
Some Pictures of Rana Muhammad Iqbal Khan