M. J. KhanMasrur Javed "M.J." Khan (born May 1, 1950) is a Pakistani American and former Houston City Council member. Khan arrived in the United States in 1976 to attend the University of Illinois. From there he received a master's degree in engineering. He had lived in New York for a period and had plans to settle in New Jersey. Khan's wife, cardiologist Dr. Attiya Khan, was offered a fellowship in Houston. He arrived in Houston in 1980, and received a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Rice University. Khan became a U.S. citizen in 1985. Khan became an owner of gas stations and a real estate developer. He sat on the board of the Islamic Society of Greater Houston (ISGH) and once served as president of the Pakistan Association of Greater Houston (PAGH). In 2003 he was elected to the District F post of the Houston City Council, gaining 53.2% of the vote against Terry McConn. This made him the first Muslim on city council. In December 2014, Khan was elected president of the Islamic Society of Greater Houston.