Peer Syed Mudassir Nazar Shah with Sardar Muhammad Yaqoob Khan, Former President of Azad Jammu and Kashmir on “Sufi Culture and Heritage of Kashmir”.
Sardar Muhammad Yaqoob Khan (born 1953) was elected the 22nd president of Azad Kashmir, Pakistan on 25 August 2011. Sardar Muhammad Yaqoob Khan was a business tycoon before a politician he owns a trading company, hotels, towers, housing societies, and overseas business. He owns the YK group of companies. Sardar Muhammad Yaqoob Khan was born in 1953 in the village Ali Sojal (Khai Gala) in Rawalakot tehsil, and brother of the renowned figure in the political and social scenario of Azad Kashmir Haji Muhammad Zaman Khan (Late). He graduated from Karachi University and started his political career with an ethnic political party Punjabi Pakhtoon Etihad in Karachi. He joined an Azad Kashmiri political party Tahreek-e-Amil and was elected as senior vice president of this party later on. Sardar Muhammad Yaqoob Khan 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. Sardar Muhammad Yaqoob Khan became the Prime Minister of Azad Jammu & Kashmir on 6 January 2009. After a successful no-confidence vote over former premiere Sardar Attique Ahmed Khan. He was elected 22nd President of Azad Jammu & Kashmir on 25 August 2011