Hasil Bizenjo

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Hasil Bizenjo
Mir Hasil Khan Bizenjo.jpg
President of National Party (Pakistan)
In office
10 November 2014 – 20 August 2020
Minister for Maritime Affairs
In office
4 August 2017 – 31 May 2018
PresidentMamnoon Hussain
Preceded byHimself
Succeeded byAli Haider Zaidi
In office
21 May 2016 – 28 July 2017
PresidentMamnoon Hussain
Prime MinisterNawaz Sharif
Preceded byKamran Michael
Succeeded byHimself
Member of the Senate of Pakistan
In office
12 March 2009 – 20 August 2020
Personal details
Born
Mir Hasil Khan Bizenjo

(1958-02-03)3 February 1958
Died20 August 2020(2020-08-20) (aged 62)
Karachi, Pakistan
Political partyNational Party of Pakistan
ParentGhaus Bakhsh Bizenjo (father)

Mir Hasil Khan Bizenjo (3 February 1958 – 20 August 2020; Urdu: میر حاصل خان بزنجو) was a Pakistani politician who served as Minister for Maritime Affairs, in Abbasi cabinet from August 2017 to May 2018. He previously served as Minister for Maritime Affairs in the third Sharif ministry. The President of the National Party of Pakistan,[1] Bizenjo had been an elected member of the Senate of Pakistan since 2009 and was a former member of the National Assembly of Pakistan. He was nominated as senate Chairman by opposition parties Rehbar committee.[2]

Political career[edit]

Bizenjo started his political career after getting elected member of National Assembly of Pakistan in the 1990 Pakistani general election[3] on the seat of Pakistan National Party. He was re-elected as a member of National Assembly in 1997 Pakistani general election on the ticket of Balochistan National Party.[4][5]

He founded Balochistan National Democratic Party, which later in 2003 merged with Baloch National Movement and as the result of this merger National Party was founded.[4][5] He was elected president of National Party in 2014.[6][7]

In 2009, he was elected as a member of the Senate of Pakistan for the first time.[4][5] In 2015, he was re-elected as a member of the Senate.[4][5] In March 2015, he was nominated by Pakistan Muslim League (N) at the post of Chairman of the Senate of Pakistan.[8]

In 2016, he was appointed as the Minister for Ports and Shipping in the third Sharif ministry.[1][9] He had ceased to hold ministerial office in July 2017 when the federal cabinet was disbanded following the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif after being found guilty in Panama Papers case decision.[10] Following the election of Shahid Khaqan Abbasi as Prime Minister of Pakistan in August 2017, he was inducted into the federal cabinet of Abbasi.[11][12] He was appointed as federal minister for Ports and Shipping[13][14] which was later renamed as Ministry of Maritime Affairs in October 2017.[15] Upon the dissolution of the National Assembly on the expiration of its term on 31 May 2018, Bizenjo ceased to hold the office as Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs. On July 11, 2019, he was nominated as a candidate for Senate Chairmanship by Rehbar Committee.[16]

Death[edit]

Bizenjo was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2019.[17] On 20 August 2020, he died in Karachi, at the age of 62.[18] On 21 August 2020, he was laid to rest at his ancestral graveyard in Naal, Khuzdar.[19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Bizenjo, Sheikh Aftab sworn in as ministers – The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 21 May 2016. Archived from the original on 10 October 2016. Retrieved 11 October 2016.
  2. ^ "Rahbar Committee unanimously names Hasil Bizenjo for post of Senate chairman".
  3. ^ "Six Pakistani PMs, two presidents won the rigged 1990 polls". www.thenews.com.pk. 9 November 2012. Archived from the original on 24 August 2017. Retrieved 9 November 2016.
  4. ^ a b c d "Nominee for top post: Hasil Bizenjo – PML-N ally and troubleshooter – The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 8 March 2015. Archived from the original on 11 October 2016. Retrieved 11 October 2016.
  5. ^ a b c d "Profile of Hasil Bizenjo". www.pid.gov.pk. Press Information Department. 20 May 2016. Archived from the original on 8 November 2016. Retrieved 8 November 2016.
  6. ^ Shahid, Saleem (12 November 2014). "Hasil Bizenjo elected NP president". DAWN.COM. Archived from the original on 8 November 2016. Retrieved 8 November 2016.
  7. ^ Ayub, Imran (15 November 2014). "Analysis: NP still on political path". DAWN.COM. Archived from the original on 10 November 2016. Retrieved 9 November 2016.
  8. ^ "PML-N recommends Hasil Bizenjo for Senate Chairman". www.geo.tv. 7 March 2015. Archived from the original on 8 November 2016. Retrieved 8 November 2016.
  9. ^ Raza, Syed Irfan (21 May 2016). "Two more ministers join federal cabinet". DAWN.COM. Archived from the original on 8 November 2016. Retrieved 8 November 2016.
  10. ^ "PM Nawaz Sharif steps down; federal cabinet stands dissolved". Daily Pakistan Global. Archived from the original on 28 July 2017. Retrieved 28 July 2017.
  11. ^ "A 43-member new cabinet sworn in". Associated Press Of Pakistan. 4 August 2017. Archived from the original on 4 August 2017. Retrieved 4 August 2017.
  12. ^ "PM Khaqan Abbasi's 43-member cabinet takes oath today". Pakistan Today. 4 August 2017. Retrieved 4 August 2017.
  13. ^ Raza, Syed Irfan (5 August 2017). "PM Abbasi's bloated cabinet sworn in". DAWN.COM. Archived from the original on 5 August 2017. Retrieved 5 August 2017.
  14. ^ "Bloated cabinet: Influential ministers with powerless underlings – The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 25 September 2017. Retrieved 26 September 2017.
  15. ^ "Ports,Shipping renamed as Ministry of Maritime Affairs – PakObserver". PakObserver. 11 October 2017. Retrieved 15 October 2017.
  16. ^ "Notification" (PDF). Cabinet division. Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 June 2018. Retrieved 1 June 2018.
  17. ^ "Senator Hasil Bizenjo passes away at 62". 20 August 2020.
  18. ^ "National Party chief Mir Hasil Bizenjo passes away in Karachi". 20 August 2020.
  19. ^ "Hasil Bizenjo laid to rest in Naal". Dawn. 22 August 2020.

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Political offices
Preceded by Minister for Ports and Shipping
2016–2017
Succeeded by
Hasil Bizenjo