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Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali (Urdu/Baloch:
میر ظفراللہ خان جمالی) (born
is a former
Prime Minister of Pakistan and current Chairman of the
Pakistan Hockey Federation.
Balochistan, Jamali was the first Baloch Prime Minister of
Pakistan. He completed his primary education in Balochistan, and
his secondary education at the famous elite public schools of
Lawrence College Ghora Gali at
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
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
was the chief minister of Baluchistan in long-time provincial
General Rahimuddin Khan's cabinet at various times.
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 balochistan. He also won the general
election and elected chief minister balochistan with the
alliance of Jui (F) before confidence vote he dessolve assembly
once again in 1996 he became caretaker chief minister.
He was elected as Prime Minister by the Parliament of
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. Jamali oversaw a broad political coalition,
and promised to work towards restoring democracy to Pakistan.
However, he resigned on
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 2006, a sport of lifetime
interest for him.
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.
Men's Field Hockey Loses Appeal in S. Asia - OhmyNews
^ Former PM Jamali named PHF president The
Nation, August 23, 2006 retrieved
 October 4, 2006