Ghulam Qadir Khan

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Jam Mir Ghulam Qadir Khan Aliani
1st time Chief Minister of Balochistan
In office
April 27, 1973 – December 31, 1974
Preceded by Sardar Ataullah Mengal
Succeeded by Governor's rule
2nd time Chief Minister of Balochistan (April 6, 1985)
Preceded by Matial law
Succeeded by Zafarullah Khan Jamali
11th Jam of Lasbela
Preceded by Jam Ghulam Mohammad Khan
Succeeded by Jam Mohammad Yousaf
Personal details
Born 1920
Lasbela, Balochistan
Died 10 September 1988 (aged 68)
London, England[1]
Political party Pakistan Peoples Party
Residence Jam Pelace Lasbela, Balochistan
Profession Jam of Lasbela, Politician
Religion Sunni Muslim

Jam Mir Sir Ghulam Qadir Khan Aliani (urdu) جام غلام قادرخان عالياني::, CIE, OBE Jam of Lasbela, (Urdu: والي رياست لسبيله ‎) was the last ruler of the State of Las Bela (princely state) in Balochistan of Pakistan.

Family background[edit]

The State of Las Bela was founded in 1742 by Jam Ali Khan I rise of the Aliani family of the Jamot tribe, to which the present Jam of Lasbela belongs. His descendants ruled Las Bela until 1955 when the state became part of West Pakistan.The hereditary rulers of Las Bela were styled as Jam Sahib.


Jam Mir Ghulam Qadir Khan was educated in the Aitchison Chiefs College, Lahore and succeeded his father Jam Mir Ghulam Muhammad Khan in October 1937.

Political career[edit]

Jam Ghulam Qadir Khan was the ex-ruler of the former princely state of the same name Lasbela. and succeeded his father Jam Mir Ghulam Muhammad Khan in October 1937. He was the last ruler of the former state, had twice served as the Chief minister of Balochistan and also Federal Minister for Health, Pakistan as well as being the Speaker of the Balochistan Provincial Assembly. And also Minister for Auqaf and Jails For West Pakistan.

Las Bela acceded to Pakistan in 1947. He was the last ruler of the Las Bela state until 1955, when the state was dissolved.


In 1988, Jam Ghulam Qadir Khan was walking with his son Jam Akber and grandson Ali Ahmed Zai on a street in London, England. Around 10.20 pm, he felt pain in his left arm and fell on ground. He was taken by ambulance to nearby hospital where his condition deteriorated. At 2.30 am, he was pronounced death. He is buried in the Bara Bagh Cemetery, Lasbela.

See also[edit]


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The Daily Dawn

Political offices
Preceded by
Ataullah Mengal
Chief Minister of Balochistan
1973 – 1974
Succeeded by
Governor's rule
Preceded by
Martial law
Chief Minister of Balochistan
1985 – 1988
Succeeded by
Zafarullah Khan Jamali