Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali
Ex -Chief Minister ,Ex Chief Minister of Balochistan
Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali

Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali, was born on January 1, 1944, at Dera Murad Jamali in Baluchistan.Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali began his political career as a member of the Pakistan Peoples Party, which he joined in the 1970's. He was elected member of the Baluchistan Provincial Assembly in 1977 and served as Minister of Food, Information and Parliamentary Affairs in the Baluchistan Cabinet. He also served in the national Cabinet of General Zia-ul-Haq in the 1980's, where he first served as the Provincial Minister for Information, Law and Parliamentary Affairs, and later as Minister of State for Local Government.Being a Member of a well known Jamali tribe which is spread in both the provinces of Sindh and Balochistan, Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali had an opportunity to get a vast exposure on the national affairs and his personal qualities of head and heart motivated him to come in the public life with real commitment and dedication for the service and welfare of the masses. He has remained a social and political worker and a leading personality of his home district and the province he belongs to.
Early life

Zafarullah Khan Jamali was born in the "Rojhan Jamali" village of Dera Murad Jamali, in Nasirabad District of Commissariat Baluchistan of British Indian Empire on 1 January 1944.Jamali hails from an educated Baloch family who had been under influence of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan. His uncle, Jafar Khan Jamali, was a prominent leader of the Pakistan Movement, and was a close associate of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Founder of Pakistan; his family had been active in politics since 1932. After completing his high school education from Saint Francis Grammar School in Quetta, Jamali attended the elite public colleges, first studying at the Lawrence College at Murree where he did O-level and later proceeded to Aitchison College in Lahore where finally completing the A-levels with high marks in his studies. Jamali applied and inducted in the Government College University where he obtained Bachelor's degree (with honors) in Business Administration in 1963, followed by MA in British history from the Punjab University in 1965.Jamali was a "Blue" holder of Punjab University in university's hockey in 1961-65 and also captained its team. In 1965, Jamali joined the national hockey team of Pakistan represented Pakistan as a hockey player at international level.

Upon returning to his native province, Jamali performed variety of public and social works which motivated him to come in the public life with real commitment and dedication for the service and welfare of the masses. During this time, Jamali began to take interest in national politics and decided to join the centre-left, democratic socialist Pakistan Peoples Party after listening to Zulfikar Ali Bhutto's speech during his visit to Balochistan.

Education

After getting his primary education in Baluchistan, he went to Lawrence College, Murree, for his O-levels. He did his A-levels from Aitchison College and graduation from Government College Lahore. He obtained his Masters Degree in History from Government College, Lahore.

Family
Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali comes from a family with a rich political background.He has four sons and a daughter. Two of his sons, Shah Nawaz Jamali and Javed Jamali are serving in the Army as Captains.

Mir Shah Nawaz Khan Jamali
His father Mir Shah Nawaz Khan Jamali was a known politician of Baluchistan. The Jamali tribe's faithfulness to Pakistan, both during the freedom struggle and after, is exemplary and proves that Mir Zafarullah's credentials as a true Pakistani are impeccable.

Mir Jafar Khan Jamali
His uncle, Mir Jafar Khan  Jamali was one of the stalwarts of the Pakistan movement and a very close associate of the Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah. Together with Nawab Mohammad Khan Jogezai, who was Chief of the Balochistan Shahi Jirga, he played a pivotal role in the decision of the Jirga to join Pakistan.

Cousins & Son
The former Chief Ministers of Baluchistan, Taj Mohammad Jamali and Jan Mohammad Jamali are his cousins. His son Farid Jamali was also elected as Member National Assembly in 1997.

Political career


Pakistan Peoples Party
Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali began his political career as a member of the Pakistan Peoples Party, which he joined in the 1970's.

Part of Baluchistan cabinet
Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali has traveled widely to Europe, U. S., Australia, Africa, Far East and Middle East, from 1975 to 2000. He represented Pakistan in the United Nations session in 1980 and 1991, and led Pakistan’s delegation to the F.A.O. Conference in Rome, in 1981. He led Pakistan’s delegation to the Islamic Agricultural Ministers Conference in Ankara, Turkey, and also led a 21-member delegation of the Majlis-i-Shoora to the United States in 1982. He represented Pakistan’s delegation to the 17th F.A.O. Conference for Near East Region in Aden, in 1984. Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali comes from a family with a rich political background. His father Mir Shah Nawaz Khan Jamali was a known politician of Baluchistan. The Jamali tribe’s faithfulness to Pakistan, both during the freedom struggle and after, is exemplary and proves that Mir Zafarullah’s credentials as a true Pakistani are impeccable. His uncle, Mir Jafar Khan Jamali was one of the stalwarts of the Pakistan movement and a very close associate of the Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah. Together with Nawab Mohammad Khan Jogezai, who was Chief of the Balochistan Shahi Jirga, he played a pivotal role in the decision of the Jirga to join Pakistan. The former Chief Ministers of Baluchistan, Taj Mohammad Jamali and Jan Mohammad Jamali are his cousins. His son Farid Jamali was also elected as Member National Assembly in 1997.
He was elected member of the Baluchistan Provincial Assembly in 1977 and served as Minister of Food,Information and Parliamentary Affairs in the Baluchistan Cabinet.

Part of national cabinet

He also served in the national Cabinet of General Zia-ul-Haq in the 1980's, where he first served as the Provincial Minister for Information, Law and Parliamentary Affairs,and later as Minister of State for Local Government.

Election 1985

Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali was one of the contenders for premiership after the 1985 elections. Other contenders for the seat of Prime Minister were Muhammad Khan Junejo and Ilahi Buksh Soomro. It was, however, Junejo who was selected from among the three by General Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq. Jamali served as Minister for Water and Power in the Government of Prime Minister Muhammad Khan Junejo.

He also served once as caretaker Chief Minister and thrice as the Chief Minister of Balochistan, most recently in 1996.

PML (N) to PML (Q)

Mir Zafarullah Jamali was among several senior members of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's Pakistan Muslim League party who defected after General Pervez Musharraf took over in 1999 and formed their own faction, the PML (Q).

Secretary general of the PML (Q)

Mir Zafarullah Jamali being the Secretary General of the PML (Q) was a strong candidate for premiership.

Prime minister of Pakistan 2002

He was elected Prime Minister on November 21, 2002, by securing 172 votes out of 329 votes. Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman of the Muttahida Majlis-i-Amal and Shah Mahmud Qureshi of the Pakistan Peoples Party Parliamentarians were the other main contenders. Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali is the first ever Prime Minister of Pakistan to come from Balochistan Province.

Resign
Despite his submissive manner Jamali could not share power with President Pervez Musharraf more than 581 days (from 23-11-2002 to 26-06-2004) and was obliged to resign from his office of premiership on June 26, 2004.

Represented Pakistan


    Represented Pakistan in the United Nations session in 1980 and 1991,
    Led Pakistan's delegation to the F.A.O. Conference in Rome, in 1981.
    Led Pakistan's delegation to the Islamic Agricultural Ministers Conference in Ankara, Turkey, and also
    Led a 21-member delegation of the Majlis-i-Shoora to the United States in 1982.
    Represented Pakistan's delegation to the 17th F.A.O. Conference for Near East Region in Aden, in 1984.
 

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