Governor of Balochistan, Pakistan

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Governor of Punjab
Coat of arms of Balochistan.svg
Flag of Balochistan.svg
Incumbent
Mir Jan Muhammad Khan Jamali (Acting)

since 13 May 2022
StyleThe Honorable (formal)
ResidenceGovernor's House
SeatQuetta
NominatorPrime Minister of Pakistan
AppointerPresident of Pakistan
Term length5 years
Constituting instrumentConstitution of Pakistan
Formation1 July 1970; 51 years ago (1 July 1970)
First holderRiaz Hussain
Websitegovernorbalochistan.gov.pk

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, after the dissolution of West Pakistan province and the end of the One Unit system. 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 Amanullah Khan Yasinzai (2018-2021).

Currently Mir Jan Muhammad Khan Jamali was serving as acting governor of Balochistan after resignation of Syed Zahoor Ahmad Agha on 13 April 2022.[2]

List of governors of Balochistan[edit]

N Portrait 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 11 April 1972 Independent
3 Mir Ghaus Bakhsh Bizenjo 11 April 1972 19 April 1972 Independent
4 Nawab Ghous Bakhsh Raisani 19 April 1972 30 April 1972 Independent
(3) Mir Ghaus Bakhsh Bizenjo 30 April 1972 14 February 1973 National Party (Pakistan)
(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 Justice Mir Khuda Bakhsh Marri 5 July 1977 18 September 1978 Independent
7 Rahimuddin Khan 18 September 1978 12 March 1984 Military
8 F. S. Lodhi 22 March 1984 18 November 1984 Military
9 Ghulam Ali khetran 18 November 1984 30 December 1985 Military
10 Musa Khan 30 December 1985 12 March 1991 Independent
11 Gul Mohammad Khan Jogezai 13 July 1991 19 July 1993 Independent
12 Sardar Abdur Rahim Durrani 19 July 1993 19 May 1994 Independent
13 Imran Ullah Khan 19 May 1994 8 April 1997 Pakistan People's Party
14 Miangul Aurangzeb 22 April 1997 17 August 1999 Pakistan Muslim League (N)
15 Sayed Muhammad Fazal Agha 17 August 1999 12 October 1999 Independent
16 Sayed Muhammad Fazal Agha 12 October 1999 25 October 1999
17 Amir-ul-Mulk Mengal 25 October 1999 29 January 2003 Independent
18 Abdul Qadir Baloch 29 January 2003 11 August 2003 Independent
19 Owais Ahmed Ghani 11 August 2003 5 January 2008 Independent
(19) Owais Ahmed Ghani 5 January 2008 28 February 2008 Independent
20 Nawab Zulfikar Ali Magsi 28 February 2008 11 June 2013 Pakistan Peoples Party
21 Muhammad Khan Achakzai 11 June 2013 5 September 2018 Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party
22 Amanullah Khan Yasinzai 4 October 2018 7 July 2021 Independent
23 Syed Zahoor Ahmad Agha 7 July 2021 13 April 2022 Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf
24 Mir Jan Muhammad Khan Jamali (Acting) 13 April 2022

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Express Tribune 14-1-2013, Balochistan emergency: Governor's rule imposed
  2. ^ "Zahoor Ahmed Agha steps down as Balochistan governor". 13 April 2022.

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