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Shahid Khaqan Abbasi

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was Born on 27 December 1958 is a Pakistani entrepreneur, electrical engineer, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi studied at the Lawrence College in Murree. In 1978, Abbasi attended the University of California, Los Angeles to study electrical engineering from where he attained Bachelor of Science. In 1985, he attended the George Washington University where he gained master’s degree in electrical engineering, and qualified for the professional engineer certificate  served Federal Minister for Petroleum & Natural Resources of Pakistan and a politician. He served as the Federal Minister for Commerce in 2008. Shahid Khaqan Abbasiis the Founder and CEO of Airblue.

Abbasi was elected to the National Assembly of Pakistan for this first time from Rawalpindi constituency in Pakistani general elections, 1988 after the death of his father Khaqan Abbasi who was the then Federal Minister for Production.

pm abbasi was re-elected to the National Assembly from Rawalpindi constituency in Pakistani general elections, 1990 and made Parliamentary Secretary for Defence. He was re-elected to the National Assembly for the third time from Rawalpindi constituency in Pakistani general elections, 1993 during which he performed his duties as the Chairman of the Standing Committee of National Assembly on Defense.

After assuming the office as the Prime Minister, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, in consultation with Sharif, formed a 43-member cabinet. Of the 43 ministers sworn in on 4 August 2017, 27 were federal ministers and 16 were ministers of state. Except Nisar Ali Khan, pm abbasi retained the entire cabinet of his predecessor Nawaz Sharif, most of whom retained their previous portfolios. Nisar Ali Khan who was Minister for Interior in the previous cabinet refused to join the cabinet of Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, citing differences with the leaders of PML-N. The cabinet was criticised by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf for its large size, but it was praised by The Nation. Reuters said that the cabinet “appears aimed at bolstering support” ahead of the general election.