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PR No.177 PROFILE OF SENATOR MIR HASIL KHAN BIZENJO SENATOR MIR HASIL KHAN BIZENJO NATIONAL PARTY (NP) Islamabad

Senator Mir Hasil Bizinjo was born into a family that has played a significant role in Balochistan’s politics. His father, Mir Ghous Baksh Bizenjo who have been the Governor of Balochistan was a Nationalist leader known for his peaceful struggle to attain Baloch people’s rights within the framework of Pakistan. Hailing from Nal Valley of Khuzdar, central Balochistan, Senator Bizenjo started his political career from Pakistan National Party (PNP) and has been elected as the Member of National Assembly twice in last general elections of 1990 and 1997.

He was the founder of middle-class led Balochistan National Democratic Party (BNDP) which later in 2003 merged with the non-tribal middle-class nationalist party Balochistan National Movement (BNM) and as the result of this merger National Party (NP) – a social democratic center-left political party was established. Hasil Bizenjo is currently the President of National Party.

The party had boycotted the general elections of 2008 in protest against the Balochistan situation. Yet, in 2009, he was elected as a senator – which reflects his stature as a respected politician. In the March 2015 Senate’s elections, Bizenjo was reelected as the party participated in General elections of 2013 under the leadership of Senator Bizenjo and Dr. Abdul Malik Baloch and secured victory on 11 seats of Balochistan Provincial  Assembly and 1 seat of National Assembly. The government was formed in coalition with PKMAP and PML (N), with the party’s MPA and then president Dr. Abdul Malik Baloch headed the government as Chief Minister Balochistan till early 2016.

On 20th May 2016, Mir Hasil Bizenjo took oath as federal minister. President Mamnoon Hussain administered the oath to Mr. Bizenjo

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