Zafarullah Khan Jamali

Zafarullah Khan Jamali
Zafarullah Khan Jamali
میر ظفراللہ خان جمالی
Zafarullah Khan Jamali, 2003
13th Prime Minister of Pakistan
In office
21 November 2002 – 26 June 2004
President Genearl Pervez Musharraf
Preceded by Nawaz Sharif
Succeeded by Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain
5th Chief Minister of Balochistan
In office
November 9, 1996 – February 22, 1997
President Farook Legharie
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif
Governor LGen Emranullah Khan
Justice Amierul Mulk Mengail
Preceded by Zulfikar Ali Magsie
Succeeded by Akhtarr Mengail
In office
June 24, 1988 – December 24, 1988
President Ghulam Ishaq Khan
General Zia-ul-Haq
Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto
Preceded by Jame Kadir Khan
Succeeded by Bux Marie
Personal details
Born Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali
1 January 1944 (1944-01-01) (age 67)
Baluchistan, British Raj
Citizenship British Subject (1944-1947)
Pakistan (1947 -)
Nationality  Pakistan
Political party Pakistan Muslim League (Q Wing)
Other political
Pakistan Muslim League (Navaz)
Pakistan Peoples Party (1971-1979)
Alma mater Government College University
(B.A. and M.A.)
Occupation Politician
Profession Statement

Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali (Balochi, Urdu: میر ظفراللہ خان جمالی; born January 1, 1944) was the 13th Prime Minister of Pakistan and former Chairman of the Pakistan Hockey Federation.


Early life

Born in Baluchistan, Jamali was the second Baluch Prime Minister of Pakistan. He completed his primary education in Baluchistan, and his secondary education at the famous elite public schools of Pakistan, The Lawrence College Ghora Gali at Murree and Aitchison College in Lahore. He obtained a master's degree from the Government College of Lahore in History.

Member of Pakistan Peoples Party

In the 1970s he was a minister for the Pakistan Peoples Party, serving as an important minister in his home province. In the 1980s he worked in the government of General Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq as a minister of various departments. He was almost appointed to the position of Prime Minister at numerous times in the 1980s, but never succeeded. However, he rose to national prominence under long-time provincial ruler General Rahimuddin Khan's martial law administration.

Member of Pakistan Muslim League (N)

In the 1990s he was an important member of the Pakistan Muslim League (N). However, after the removal of Nawaz Sharif, Jamali joined the new faction of that party that was formed to support General Pervez Musharraf called the PML-Q. in 1988 he became caretaker chief minister of Baluchistan. He also won the general election and elected chief minister Baluchistan with the alliance of Jui (F) before confidence vote he dissolve assembly once again in 1996 he became caretaker chief minister.

Prime minister

He was elected as Prime Minister by the Parliament of Pakistan on November 21, 2002 after the general elections of October 2002. This was the first general election to take place in Pakistan following the 1999 coup by General Pervez Musharraf. His election as Prime Minister came after weeks of political negotiations due to no party winning a majority. Jamali won the position after members of the Pakistan Peoples Party defected to the Pakistan Muslim League (Q) to support him.


As Prime Minister, he was seen as being close to President Musharraf, and supported the political and economic policies of the establishment. Pakistani GDP per capita expanded 13.6 per cent annually during his short reign. Jamali oversaw a broad political coalition, and promised to work towards restoring democracy to Pakistan. However, he resigned on 26 June 2004. Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain replaced him as the interim Prime Minister. The reasons for his resignation are not clear, but many have speculated that it was a result of deteriorating relations with Chaudhry Shujaat.

In 2006 he became president of the Pakistan Hockey Federation, a sport of lifetime interest for him.[1] He has previously played hockey for Punjab province, acted as chef de mission for the 1984 Olympics team, and has been chief selector for the national team.[2]

See also


  1. ^ Men's Field Hockey Loses Appeal in S. Asia - OhmyNews International
  2. ^ Former PM Jamali named PHF president The Nation, August 23, 2006 retrieved [1] October 4, 2006

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jam Ghulam Qadir Khan
Chief Minister of Balochistan
Succeeded by
Khuda Bux Marri
Preceded by
Zulfikar Ali Magsi
Chief Minister of Balochistan

Succeeded by
Akhtar Mengal
Preceded by
Nawaz Sharif
Prime Minister of Pakistan
Succeeded by
Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain

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