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Sardar Bahadur Khan

Sardar Bahadur Khan (born July 8, 1908, date of death unknown) was the 9th Chief Minister of the North-West Frontier Province. He was a brother of the President of Pakistan, General Muhammad Ayub Khan.He was born at Rehana village of Haripur District.He received his LLB Degree from Aligarh Muslim University. A founding member of the Muslim League in the province, he was elected to the NWFP Legislative Assembly from the Haripur Central constituency at a bye-election in 1938. Later he became Speaker of the Assembly in 1942.He was re-elected in the 1946 elections.Sardar Bahadur Khan] (Muslim League) served as Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Commonwealth Relations and Communications in the government of Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan (Muslim League) from February 17, 1949 - September 10, 1949 when he was promoted to the rank of Cabinet Minister.Sardar Bahadur Khan then served as Minister for Communications in the cabinet of Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan (Muslim League) from September 10, 1949 - October 19, 1951.


He also held the additional portfolio of Health and Works from September 10, 1949 - September 20, 1949.Sardar Bahadur Khan continued to served as Minister for Communications in the cabinet of Prime Minister Khawaja Nazimuddin (Muslim League) from October 24, 1951 - April 17, 1953.He retained the Communications portfolio in the cabinet of Prime Minister Muhammad Ali Bogra (Muslim League) from April 17, 1953 - October 24, 1954.Sardar Bahadur Khan was appointed the Chief Commissioner of Balochistan and served from November 8, 1954 - July 19, 1955.He was a proponent of the ""One Unit Scheme"" and was nominated to replace Sardar Abdur Rashid Khan as the NWFP Chief Minister. He remained Chief Minister from July 29, 1955 - October 14, 1955 when the province was merged into the new province of West Pakistan.After the 1962 elections, he became Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly of Pakistan during the government of President Field Marshal Muhammad Ayub Khan.The Sardar Bahadur Khan Women University in Quetta is named in his memory.