Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Nawab Zulfikar Ali Magsi

Nawab Zulfikar Ali Magsi (born February 14, 1954 in Jhal Magsi, Baluchistan) is the current Nawab of Magsi Tribe. He is also the current Governor of Balochistan, who has previously served as the Chief Minister of Baluchistan province in the Benazir Bhutto government of 1993รข€“1996.

Nawab Magsi did his schooling from Aitchison College, Lahore. He first came to politics in 1977, when he won as an independent candidate seat from his native constituency in provincial assembly. However, his family was involved in Baluchistan politics before Pakistani independence. He served in many provincial ministries and also worked in the Home Ministry in the 1990s. In 1993, his coalition won majority of seats and he became Chief Minister of Baluchistan.

In February 2008 elections, he again stood as an independent candidate from his native PB-32 Jhal Magsi constituency and won without any opposition. On February 27, 2008, the caretaker Chief Minister Sardar Mohammad Saleh Bhootani announced officially that Nawab Magsi would be the next Governor of Baluchistan province. On February 28, 2008 Nawab Magsi took oath in the Governor House at Quetta. In the ceremony, he promised to resolve the on-going military operation in Baluchistan, missing political workers and bring peace in province.

On Wednesday, March 19, 2008, Nawab Magsi asked Baluchistan Government issue a outstanding bill against federal government and the Sindh Government of 128bn rupees. He is married to his aunt Shama Parveen Magsi.

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