Muhammad Ayub Khan Tanoli was remained district bar president Abbottabad. He was a famous politation and an Adocate.
In 1988, he returned to the Provincial Assembly on IJI ticket. He developed some differences with the IJI leadership and joined Aftab Sherpao's government after making a forward block. Tanoli was awarded with his choice ministry - local government & rural development -- and he was considered as king-maker during Sherpao's first tenure as Chief Minister of NWFP.