Muhammad Ayub Afridi , Adviser to the Prime Minister
Mr. Muhammad Ayub Afridi belongs to a renowned family of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. He is a well-known businessman and is currently Member of the Senate of Pakistan (the upper house of Parliament) since March 2018. He was elected to the Senate of Pakistan as a candidate of PTI (Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf) on general seat from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in 2018 Pakistani Senate election. He took oath as Senator on 12 March 2018. Mr. Muhammad Ayub is an active Member of various Parliamentary Committees. He is actively participating and advising the part top leadership on important political and economic issues. His efforts and valuable contribution have been greatly appreciated by the political leadership of ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf. Along with his political commitments, he is the President of Ruba Group of Industries, supervising and expanding the family’s business in Dubai and worldwide basis. He frequently travels to Far Eastern and CIS countries for development and expansion of family’s business.
Ruba Group of Industries
Under the astute leadership of Mr. Muhammad Ayub Afridi, Ruba Group has its presence in various industrial sectors like Electronics, Home Appliances, Textile, Plastic injection molding, Real Estate & Construction, Steel Manufacturing & Engineering, etc. In Pakistan, the major share of the group’s business is in Punjab where it has established various factories with eminent electronics brands like Haier, Changhong Ruba, Sony, Panasonic, LG, Sharp. The group has also established a wide retail network of electronics and home appliances across the country.
This Group also played an active role in establishing Haier Ruba Economic Zone in Punjab, Pakistan. Chinese President (Excellency Mr. Hu Jintao) and Chinese Prime Minister (Excellency Mr. Wen Jiabao) highly appreciated the role of the Group in strengthening the economy and also encouraged Chinese investors to invest in Haier Ruba Economic Zone during an official visit to Haier factory and Haier Ruba Economic Zone.
Honorary Consul General of Romania in Peshawar
In September 2013, the Government of Romania acknowledging his business acumen
and leadership abilities, appointed him as the Honorary Consul General of Romania in Peshawar. Till date he is serving at this position and has contributed a lot in improving the ties and bilateral relations between people and government of Romania and Pakistan.
Ruba Group’s Role in Social Sector development
Ruba Group has also been actively involved in the social sector development in Pakistan. The Group has contributed a great deal to the economic growth by increasing employment opportunities in Pakistan.
In recognition of the group’s swift response to the plight of survivors of a 7.6-magnitude earthquake, the worst in the country's history where more than 75,000 people were killed and 3.5 million left homeless by the devastating quake that ripped through the KP and Pakistani-administered Kashmir in October 2005, the Group was awarded Sitara-e-Eisaar (the Star Award for Courage and Sacrifices) by the Government of Pakistan in recognition of the disaster relief efforts.
Ruba Group’s Role in Politics
The Group has been actively involved in politics since the creation of Pakistan. Mr. Ayub’s grandfather served the country in the army. He belongs to the family of Malik
of Afridi tribes in ex FATA Khyber Agency and commands immense respect of all Tribal Maliks of Khyber Agency. From NA-33 in Khyber Agency, his father contested in the elections of National Assembly in 1977. His uncle was elected as a member of the National Assembly (NA-33) in 1993 and as a Senator in 1997. Mr. Ayub has also
contested for NA-33 in the elections of National Assembly in 2002.
Mr. Ayub Afridi holds a great vision for a prosperous, strong and developed Pakistan.
His political views match Prime Minister Imran Khan's vision of a flourishing and prosperous Pakistan.