Jafar Khan Jamali

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Jafar Khan Jamali
Died7 April 1967
AFIC Rawalpindi
Known forOne of the prominent leaders of Pakistan Movement from Balochistan

Mir Jafar Khan Jamali (1911 – 7 April 1967) was a prominent politician, tribal chief and an All-India Muslim League veteran from Balochistan province, Pakistan.

Early life and career[edit]

Mir Jafar Khan Jamali was born in 1911 at Rojhan also known as Rojhan Jamali, Dera Ghazi Khan area of British India.[1]

He was an associate of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah.[1] He belonged to the Jamali tribe, a powerful and influential Baloch tribe. He actively participated in the struggle for creation of Pakistan and independence of Pakistan in 1947. He also was an uncle and family leader of former prime minister of Pakistan Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali who served as Prime Minister during Pervez Musharraf's regime.[2]

The district of Jafarabad, Balochistan is named after Jafar Khan Jamali.[3]

Leader of Pakistan movement[edit]

Mir Jafar Khan Jamali is widely considered to be one of the key leaders that made the idea of Pakistan popular in Baluchistan. In British India, Mir Jafar Khan Jamali led delegations of notable political figures from Baluchistan to the All India Muslim League's annual sessions in Madras (1939), Lahore (1940), Karachi (1941), Allahabad (1942) and Delhi (1943).[4][1]

Commemorative postage stamp[edit]

Pakistan Post Office issued a commemorative postage stamp to honor him in its 'Pioneers of Freedom' series in 2007.[1]

Mir Jaffar Khan Jamali Foundation[edit]

Mir Jaffar Khan Jamali Foundation (MJKJ-F) was founded in 1998 by a group of committed development workers and experts from backgrounds such as education, environment, water & sanitation, law, engineering and women's activism. The foundation's vision was "A prosperous and progressive society where people have access to all basic amenities and facilities of life on equitable basis."

MJKJ-Foundation committed to come forward and join hands with the poor communities, stop environmental degradation and facilitate the communities in improving their living, social, cultural and education conditions of the communities without any discrimination of ethnic background and religion.


Jafar Khan Jamali died on 7 April 1967.


  1. ^ a b c d Mir Jafar Khan Jamali's profile and commemorative postage stamp on findpk.com website Retrieved 4 November 2019
  2. ^ B. Raman On (12 May 2003). "The Pakistan Point Man (Zafarullah Khan Jamali)". Outlook (magazine). Retrieved 4 November 2019.
  3. ^ "Balochistan Police Official Site". www.balochistanpolice.gov.pk. Archived from the original on 12 December 2008.
  4. ^ Remembering Mir Jafar Khan Jamali Daily Times (newspaper), Published 6 April 2017, Retrieved 4 November 2019

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