Sardar Abdur Rab Nishtar
was a Member of the Working Committee of the All-India
Muslim League, and was one of the members of the Muslim
League delegation at Simla Conference in 1945. He was
elected to the provincial Assemble in 1937, and became
the Finance Minister in Sardar Aurangzab's provincial
cabinet in 1943. He also became a Minister in the interim
League Congress cabinet in 1946.
After independence, he served as Federal Minister of
Industries for four years and remained also the Governor
of Punjab for two years.