Mir Ghazanfar Ali Khan

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Mir میر
Ghazanfar Ali Khan
میر غضنفر علی خان
Mir of Hunza
Assumed office
6th Governor of Gilgit-Baltistan
In office
24 November 2015 – 14 September 2018
PresidentMamnoon Hussain
Arif Alvi
Prime MinisterNawaz Sharif
Shahid Khaqan Abbasi
Nasirul Mulk (Caretaker)
Imran Khan
Preceded byChaudhry Muhammad Barjees Tahir
Succeeded byRaja Jalal Hussain Maqpoon
Personal details
Ghazanfar Ali Khan

(1945-12-31) 31 December 1945 (age 78)
Hunza Valley, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Residence(s)New Palace, Hunza Valley(private)
Gilgit-Baltistan (Official)
Alma materUniversity of Karachi

Mir Ghazanfar Ali Khan (Urdu: میر غضنفر علی خان, born 31 December 1945) is a Pakistani politician who served as the 6th Governor of Gilgit-Baltistan.

He was appointed as a governor of Gilgit-Baltistan after governor Barjees Tahir.[1][2][3][4] On 14 September 2018, he resigned from his post.[5]

Family background[edit]

Mir Ghazanfar belongs to the ruling family of Hunza. He is the son of the Last Mir of Hunza, Muhammad Jamal Khan. Mir Mohammad Jamal Khan was the son of Mir Ghazan II. Mohammad Jamal Khan was named Mir on 25 September 1974. When he died in 1976, his son Ghazanfar Ali Khan II became the non-sovereign head of the state in 1976. The State of Hunza was dissolved by Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Prime Minister of Pakistan on 25 Sep 1974. Thus, the title of Mir is only titular.

Mir Ghazanfar has 3 sons: Prince Salim Khan, Prince Shehryar Khan and Prince Salman Khan.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "PM decides to appoint Mir Ghazanfar as governor of Gilgit-Baltistan: PML-N". arynews.tv. 20 November 2015. Retrieved 21 November 2015.
  2. ^ "Govt appoints Mir Ghazanfar as new Governor for Gilgit-Baltistan". thefrontierpost.com. Retrieved 21 November 2015.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Mir Ghazanfar to be made new GB Governor - Pakistan - Dunya News". dunyanews.tv. 14 February 2008. Retrieved 21 November 2015.
  4. ^ "PM to appoint Mir of Hunza as new Governor Gilgat Baltistan - In News". Apni Ronaq. Archived from the original on 21 November 2015. Retrieved 21 November 2015.
  5. ^ Nagri, Jamil (15 September 2018). "Gilgit-Baltistan governor Ghazanfar Ali resigns".