The Honourable Faisal Karim Kundi, elected as the 17th Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly of Pakistan on Wednesday March 19, 2008. He secured 246 votes out of 318 polled.
Mr. Faisal Karim Kundi, hails from a known political family of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Ex-NWFP) Province. He has the honour of being the youngest (33 years old) Deputy Speaker from amongst so far elected Deputy Speakers. Born in 1975 in Dera Ismail Khan and graduated from UK. He had an intrinsic inclination towards politics and was groomed by Shaheed Mohatarma Benazir Bhutto during her stay in London. He contested election from NA-24 on PPP ticket in General Election of February 2008.
Faisal Karim Kundi started his political career in 2003 and served PPP as Divisional Coordinator D.I.Khan Division. His father Fazal Karim Kundi was elected as MNA in 1990 on PPP ticket, and remained Chairman District Council D.I.Khan for two consecutive terms i.e. from 1983 to 1991. His grand father was also a member of the West Pakistan Assembly in 1960s. His maternal grandfather Justice (R) Faizullah Khan Kundi served as Senior Judge of Peshawar High Court in sixty’s, Federal Minister for Establishment in the PPP government of Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto in 1971-72 and later as Chairman Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC) from 1972 to 1979.
Faisal Karim Kundi’s great grandfather Barrister Abdul Rahim Kundi has the distinction of being the first Deputy Speaker of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Legislative Assembly from 1932 to 1937. Read More