BROTHERS SHERBAZ MAZARI AND BALAKH SHER MAZARI
May 21, 2005
Mirza Firuz Shah
Akbar III 1948-2012
Mir Balakh Sher Mazari was born on July 8, 1928, to the 22nd Sardar and the 7th Mir of the Mazari tribe, Murad Buksh Khan Mazari.
He was later elevated to become the Mazari chieftain in 1933 after the death of his father who had only ruled as chieftain for 9 months.
Murad Buksh Mazari had earlier succeeded his elder brother Mir Dost Muhammad Khan Mazari as the tribe chieftain and their father Mir Sher Muhammad Khan Mazari who was the 19th Sardar and fourth Mir of the Mazaris.
After the completion of his education from Aitchison College in 1945 went on to live in Rojhan-Mazari, from where he joined active politics in 1951. He has been elected Member of the Legislative Assembly, Member of the National Assembly and Member of the Provincial Assembly on many occasions.
On 19 April 1993, president Ghulam Ishaq Khan exercised his extra-constitutional presidential powers, instituted to him through the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution of Pakistan, to resolve the power struggle in Pakistan and dismissed the government of prime minister Nawaz Sharif. After dissolving both, the national and the provincial assemblies, Khan appointed Mazari as the caretaker prime minister.
Mazari is now a part of Junoobi Punjab Sooba Mahaz, a newly formed political group which aims to “fight for the rights of people of South Punjab” and ultimately make it a separate province.
Balakh Sher Mazari – Age, Son, Family, Political party
Complete Name: Balakh Sher Mazari
Age: 90 Years
Born: July 8, 1928, Kot Karam Khan
Political Party: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf
Parents: Sher Muhammad Khan Mazari
Previous office: Prime Minister of Pakistan (1993–1993)
Son: Sardar Riaz Mehmood Khan Mazari
Sherbaz Khan was born on October 6, 1930 to Sardar Murad Khan a Baloch tumandar or paramount chief of the Mazari tribe. He lost both his parents, in quick succession, while he was still an infant. His elder brother Balkh Sher was selected the tumandar, and the boys became wards of the British court.
He was initially educated at the Queen’s College, Lahore – a girls’ school, which only admitted boys for elementary schooling. Later on, he went to the Aitchison College, Lahore, the RIMC, and the Harvard Business School.
Despite his preeminent tribal position and elite schooling and company, Mazari developed a disdain for certain aspects of tribal-feudal customs, at an early age. In fact, he never wrote the title ‘sardar’ or ‘tribal chief’ with his name. He once saw a man being tortured, on the orders of a local elder and intervened to stop him. While he was a living, breathing example of the traditional tribal values like hospitality and chivalry, he was exasperated by the brutality and oppression practiced in the name of tribal codeHe ended up building his own residence away from his ancestral Rojhan, in an oasis called Sonmiani. His other favorite abode was in Karachi. He wrote in his memoir that in Sonmiani, “the first thing I did was to abolish iniquitous feudal practice. The sharecroppers on my farmlands got a two-third share thereafter.Another tribal practice he abhorred was the so-called “honour” killings, especially of women suspected of adultery. Under the local tribal customs, the only reprieve left for a woman so condemn, was to seek sanctuary with the tribal chief. Mazari opened his doors to women thus facing imminent torture and death, without regard to their alleged “guilt”.
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