Rana Mohammad Hanif Khan

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Rana Mohammad Hanif Khan ( Urdu رانا محمد حنیف خان; * 1921 in Garhshanker , Punjab , British India ; † January 4, 2005 in Chichawatni, Sahiwal , Pakistan ) was a Pakistani politician .


Hanif Khan attended Government College in Ludhiana and graduated from school with a law degree . He received his legal admission as a barrister at the Bar Association ( Inns of Court ) from Lincoln's Inn and took after his return working as a lawyer on. He joined the Pakistani People's Party PPP (Pakistan Peoples Party) founded on November 30, 1967 by the landowner and lawyer Zulfikar Ali Bhutto , and was elected a member of the National Assembly for them in 1970 .

During the government of President Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, he served as Minister for Labor, Public Works and Local Authorities between 1971 and 1974. In the course of a cabinet reshuffle on October 22, 1974, Bhutto, now Prime Minister , appointed him to succeed Mubashir Hasan as Minister of Finance, Planning and Development in his cabinet. He held this office until a new cabinet reshuffle on March 30, 1977, and was then replaced by the previous Minister for Education and Provincial Coordination, Abdul Hafiz Pirzada . He was arrested on July 5, 1977 after the military coup under the command of the Army Chief of Staff, Mohammed Zia-ul-Haq , and the associated imposition of martial law .

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