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Ameer Haider Khan Hotti

Ameer Haider Khan Hotti (born 5 February 1971 at Mardan) was a member of the Provincial Assembly of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and was Chief Minister of the Pakistani province. He is the third chief minister from Mardan, the first two being late Lt Gen Fazle Haq in 1988 and late Mir Afzal Khan in 1990. Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.  He is a member of the Awami National Party (ANP) and is the son of former federal minister Azam Khan Hotti. 

Ameer Haider Khan Hoti is the great-grandson of former chief minister Dr Khan Sahib and his father Azam Khan Hoti remained federal minister twice in the Nawaz Sharif government, while his maternal uncle Asfandyar Wali Khan is the central president of the ANP. 

Hoti married Mehr Dil Khan, granddaughter of founding leader of Khudai Khidmatgar Tehrik and daughter of ANP leader Sareer Khan. He passed his Secondary and Higher Secondary School examinations from Aitchison College (Lahore) and graduated from Edwardes College (Peshawar) in 1992. He started his political career as an organizer in the ANP in Mardan city and later became senior vice-president of the party in the District. He was also elected joint secretary and then deputy secretary general of the provincial chapter of the Awami National Party.

He was defeated in the 2002 provincial elections and elected for the first time to the provincial assembly of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province in 2008 from PF-23 Mardan constituency by getting 11009 votes and was elected as chief minister shortly afterwards.He was unanimously nominated by the Awami National Party (ANP) legislators for slot of the chief minister of KPK, was elected unopposed on March 31 and took oath of his office on April 1, 2008. with coalition of PPP.

During his service, besides other contributions, his main focus was on education and development and nurturing of three new universities(Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, Bacha Khan University Charsadda, Anbar University Sawabi) with more than 10 campuses in the province bespeak of his dedication to education. Also his government for the first time in the history of KPK, provided scholarships to send the scholars abroad for higher education and started schemes for students to provide them free laptops on the basis of merit/finance.  

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