LAHORE: Gohar Ayub Khan, the former minister in Nawaz Sharif’s cabinet, on Thursday announced to join Pakistan Muslim League-N, reposing his confidence in the PML-N chief, CNBC Pakistan reported.
Gohar Ayub Khan served as foreign minister of Pakistan during Nawaz Sharif’s government from February 1997 to August 1998, and as minister for water and power till military coup of October 12, 1999 by General Pervez Musharraf.
Gohar Ayub Khan hails from Haripur city of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Hazara District. He is the son of former President Field Marshal Ayub Khan.
Khan contested in 1977 general elections through the Independence Movement platform but joined the Islamic Democratic Alliance (IDA) in 1988.
After the 1990 general elections, Gohar Khan was appointed as fourteenth Speaker of the National Assembly on 4 November 1990 and he served till 17 October 1993.
Khan on Thursday announced his decision to join the PML-N along with his eldest son Omar Ayub Khan and influential associates from the Hazara Division.
Khan said that he has confidence in the leadership of Nawaz Sharif who also hoped that Khan’s inclusion would further strengthen the party in Hazara Division. -- CNBC Pakistan