MNA Abdul Mateen Khan dies

Abdul Mateen Khan, MNA from Buner district and an active figure of Awami
National Party, was laid to rest in his ancestral graveyard in Bajkatta village on Thursday.

Abdul Mateen Khan Advocate has passed away in a hospital at Islamabad due to
cardiac arrest. He was 64.

He was considered one amongst the long time MPs from all over the country.
For the first time, he was elected to the National Assembly as an independent
candidate but with "visible and declared support" of ANP. He retained the same
seat in 1993 and 1997 general elections on ANP ticket.

He however, lost the seat in 2002 general polls. His name was on top of ANP
nominees for ministerial slots in the federal cabinet.

The Namaz-e-Janaza of late Abdul Mateen Khan was attended by thousands of
people from all over Buner, Shangla, Mardan, Swat, swabi and other parts of the
province.

Amongst them were ANP leaders like Federal Minister for Local Government Haji
Ghulam Ahmad Bilour, Senior Minister Mr. Bashir Ahmad Bilour, Provincial
Minister for Information Mian Iftikhar Hussain, Minister Sports Syed Aqil Shah,
former MNA Haji Rehmanullah, ANP provincial vice president Karim Babak, District
Nazim Abdul Rauf Khan and scores of workers of various parties also attended the
funeral ceremony.

Abdul Matin Khan was born in Buner in 1944 and graduated from Jehan Zeb
College Saidu Sharif, Swat in 1967. He completed his masters in history from
Punjab University in 1969.

He got his LLB degree from S.M Law College, Karachi, and his masters in
Political Science from the University of Karachi in 1971.

After completing his education, Mateen Khan joined the prosecution branch of
police, but resigned after his elder brother joined the civil service in 1975.
Mateen Khan started practice of law.