Biography of Shahryar Khan Afridi


Shehryar Khan Afridi is a Pakistani politician who served as the Minister of State for Interior from 31 August 2018 to 18 April 2019. He has been a member of the  National Assembly of Pakistan since August 2018.

He was born on 12 March 1971.

He received a master’s degree in International Relations from the University of Peshawar.

He wanted to join the Civil Services of Pakistan but was not selected as he failed in the examination.

Afridi ran for the seat of the National Assembly of Pakistan as an independent candidate from Constituency NA-14 (Kohat) in the 2002 Pakistani general election but was unsuccessful. He received 12,083 votes and lost the seat to a candidate of  Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal.

Afridi was elected to the National Assembly as a candidate of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) from Constituency NA-14 (Kohat) in the 2013 Pakistani general election. He received 68,129 votes and defeated a candidate of Jamiat Ulema-e Islam (F) (JUI-F).

He was re-elected to the National Assembly as a candidate of PTI from Constituency  NA-32 (Kohat) in the 2018 Pakistani general election. He received 82,248 votes and defeated Gohar Mohammad Khan Bangash, a candidate of Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal  (MMA).

On 28 August 2018, he was named by Imran Khan as Minister of State for Interior.  On 31 August 2018, he was sworn in as Minister of State for Interior in the federal cabinet of Prime Minister Imran Khan.

On 18 April 2018, he resigned as Minister of state for interior and was appointed as the minister of state for States and Frontier Regions. Later he was given the additional portfolio of the Ministry of Narcotics Control.

In October 2018, Afridi was accused of using public funds worth millions of rupees to renovate and redecorate his new residence. Following this, Prime Minister Imran Khan took notice of the issue and ordered the Federal Investigation Agency to carry out the investigation. For more latest news Pakistan, visit


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