Governor of Balochistan, Pakistan

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Governor of Balochistan
Coat of arms of Balochistan.svg
Incumbent
Amanullah Khan Yasinzai

since 4 October 2018
ResidenceGovernor House
Term lengthFive years
Formation1 July 1970
Website[1]

The Governor of Balochistan is the head of the provincial government in Balochistan, Pakistan. The post was established by President Yahya Khan on 1 July 1970, unlike the other provinces where the governorship had been maintained since the country's founding in 1947. Although the Governor is the head of the province on paper, it is largely a ceremonial position; and the main powers lie with the Chief Minister of Balochistan and Chief Secretary Balochistan.

However, the powers of the governor have been vastly increased during periods of governor's rule, where the governor is provided the province's apex powers usually following the dissolution of the Provincial Assembly or the declaration of martial law. Officeholders charged with governor's rule were Akbar Bugti (1973-1974), Ahmad Yar Khan (1974-1977), Rahimuddin Khan (1977-1984), Amir-ul-Mulk Mengal (1999-2003), Zulfikar Ali Magsi (2008-2013), Muhammad Khan Achakzai (2013-2018).[1] and the acting governor Abdul Quddus Bizenjo. Justice Ritired Amanullah Khan Yasinzai is serving as 24th governor of Balochistan since 4 October 2018.

List of Governors of Balochistan[edit]

# Governor Term start Term end Political affiliation
1 Lt. General Riaz Hussain 1 July 1970 25 December 1971 Military
2 Nawab Ghous Bakhsh Raisani 29 December 1971 13 April 1972 Independent
3 Ghaus Bakhsh Bizenjo 29 April 1972 15 February 1973 National Awami Party
4 Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti 15 February 1973 2 January 1974 Jamhoori Watan Party
5 Ahmad Yar Khan 2 January 1974 5 July 1977 Independent
6 Khuda Bakhsh Marri 5 July 1977 18 September 1978 Independent
7 Rahimuddin Khan 18 September 1978 12 March 1984 Military
8 F.S. Khan Lodhi 22 March 1984 18 November 1984 Military
9 Khushdil Khan Afridi 18 November 1984 30 December 1985 Military
10 Musa Khan 30 December 1985 12 March 1991 Independent
11 Mir Hazar Khan Khoso 12 March 1991 13 July 1991 Independent
12 Gul Mohammad Khan Jogezai 13 July 1991 19 July 1993 Independent
13 Sardar Abdur Rahim Durrani 19 July 1993 19 May 1994 Independent
14 Imran Ullah Khan 19 May 1994 8 April 1997 Pakistan People's Party
15 Mir Abdul Jabbar 10 April 1997 22 April 1997 Independent
16 Miangul Aurangzeb 22 April 1997 17 August 1999 Pakistan Muslim League (N)
17 Sayed Muhammad Fazal Agha 18 August 1999 12 October 1999 Independent
18 Amir-ul-Mulk Mengal 25 October 1999 29 January 2003 Independent
19 Abdul Qadir Baloch 1 February 2003 11 August 2003 Independent
20 Owais Ahmed Ghani 11 August 2003 5 January 2008 Independent
21 Justice Amanullah Yaseenzai 5 January 2008 28 February 2008 Independent
22 Nawab Zulfikar Ali Magsi 28 February 2008 11 June 2013 Pakistan People's Party
23 Muhammad Khan Achakzai 11 June 2013 5 September 2018 Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party
24 Amanullah Khan Yasinzai 4 October 2018 Incumbent Balochistan Awami Party

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Express Tribune 14-1-2013, Balochistan emergency: Governor's rule imposed

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