Sardar Muhammad Yaqoob Khan was born in 1953 in a village Ali Sojal (Khai Gala) in Rawalakot tehsil. He’s the brother of renowned figure in political and social scenario of Azad Kashmir Haji Muhammad Zaman Khan (Late).
He graduated from Karachi University and started his political career with Punjabi Pakhtoon Itehad in Karachi. He then joined a Azad Kashmiri political party Tahreek-e-Amil and was elected as senior vice President of this party later on.
Sardar Sahib was elected as Member of Azad Jammu & Kashmir Legislative Assembly three times and took over ministerial jobs as Minister for Health, Population Welfare & Hydro Electric Board, and Housing & Planning. During his tenure as Minister all the concerned sectors showed immense growth and progress. And he stayed on the forefront of innumerable social projects and humanitarian efforts.
Sardar Sahib has dedicated his life to public service and is known for his political acumen. He played the role of a master strategist and successfully led many electoral campaigns. He became the Prime Minister of Azad Jammu & Kashmir on 6 January 2009.
Due to Sardar Yaqoob Khan’s untiring efforts Azad Kashmir not only became a better state but made such distinguished progress which is acknowledged world-wide. He has set an example in leadership for others to follow.