Shahid Khaqan Abbasi family, wedding pics: 31 facts, age, height, weight, biography, wiki, wife, daughter, son, date of birth
Shahid Khaqan Abbasi (Urdu/Punjabi: شاہد خاقان عباسی; born 27 December 1958) is a Pakistani politician who is the interim Prime Minister-designate of Pakistan. Prior to entering politics, he was an electrical engineer and businessman. A member of the Pakistan Muslim League (N) (PML-N), Abbasi previously served as the Minister of Petroleum and Natural Resources in the third Sharif ministry from 2013 to 2017, and briefly held the cabinet portfolio of Minister for Commerce in the Gillani ministry in 2008.
Abbasi started his political career after the death of his father in 1988, and since then he has been an elected Member of the National Assembly of Pakistan six times from Rawalpindi District. He is the owner of Airblue; and previously served as Chairman of Pakistan International Airlines from 1997 to 1999 during the second Sharif’s ministry.
Abbasi is married and has three sons. His surname Abbasi is also the name of his clan, which is predominant in northern Punjab. He is one of the wealthiest parliamentarians in Pakistan, with a net worth of ₨1.3 billion (US$12 million) to ₨2.3 billion (US$22 million). His assets include shares in Airblue, a house in Islamabad, a restaurant business, and land properties in Murree.
Abbasi’s father, Khaqan Abbasi, was an air commodore in the Pakistan Air Force. He entered politics and became Federal Minister for Production in the cabinet of Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq, until his death in 1988 at Ojhri Camp – a military accident that resulted in more than 100 casualties. Abbasi’s brother, Zahid Abbasi, was also injured in that incident after which he went into coma and died in 2005, having remained bedridden for 17 years.
Abbasi’s sister Sadia Abbasi has been a member of the Senate of Pakistan.
Abbasi’s father-in-law, General Muhammad Riaz Abbasi, was the director-general of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) from 1977 to 1979
Born 27 December 1958 (age 58)
Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Political party Pakistan Muslim League (N)
Relatives Khaqan Abbasi (Father)
Sadia Abbasi (Sister)
Education University of California, Los Angeles (BSc)
George Washington University (MEng)
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