Political families of Pakistan

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This is a partial listing of prominent political families of Pakistan.

Royal families are not included.

Khattar (Hayat) family[change | change source]

Bhutto family[change | change source]

The members of Bhutto family (Urdu: خاندان بھٹو) in politics:

  • Shah Nawaz Bhutto - The Dewan of Junagadh and the Father of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto (Member Bombay Council).
  • Wahid Baksh Bhutto - (1898 - 1931) was a landowner of Sindh, an elected representative to the Central Legislative Assembly and an educational philanthropist.
  • Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, son of Shah Nawaz (President (1970–1973); Prime Minister (1973–1977))
  • Mumtaz Bhutto, cousin of Zulfikar, (chief of Bhutto tribe, former chief minister and Governor of Sindh, Federal Minister of Pakistan)
  • Nusrat Bhutto, wife of Zulfikar (former minister without portfolio)
  • Benazir Bhutto, daughter of Zulfikar (Prime Minister, 1988–1990 and 1993–1996), assassinated December 27, 2007.
  • Murtaza Bhutto, elder son of former Prime Minister of Pakistan Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and the brother of former Prime Minister of Pakistan Benazir Bhutto. He was usually known as Murtaza Bhutto and was assassinated under mysterious circumstances.
  • Shahnawaz Bhutto, Shahnawaz was studying in Switzerland when Zia ul Haq's military regime executed his father in 1979. Prior to the execution On July 18, 1985, the 27 year old Shahnawaz was found dead in Nice, France. He died under mysterious circumstances.
  • Fatima Bhutto, Fatima was born in Kabul, Afghanistan while her father Murtaza Bhutto was in exile during the military regime of General Zia ul Haq. Murtaza Bhutto, was son of former Pakistan's President and Prime Minister, Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto.
  • Ameer Bux Bhutto, currently Vice President of Sindh National Front and also ex-Member of Sindh Assembly. He is son of Mumtaz Bhutto.

Shareef/Sharif family[change | change source]

Tareen (Tarin) clan or family of Haripur, Hazara[change | change source]

Soomro family[change | change source]

  • Members of Soomro family (Urdu: خاندان سومرو) in politics are:

Chauhdrys of Gujrat[change | change source]

Gabol family[change | change source]

  • Allah Bakhsh Gabol, Member Bombay Legislative Assembly 1928, Member Sindh Legislative Assembly 1937 and Mayor of Karachi for two terms.
  • Nabil Gabol (Grandson of Khan Bahadur Allah Bakhsh and son of Ahmed Khan Gabol), Member Sindh Assembly 1988, 1993, 1997; Member National Assembly 2002, 2008 and Federal Minister for Ports and Shipping.

Khattaks[change | change source]

  • Habibullah Khan Khattak, The son of Khan Bahadur Kuli Khan Khattak, his son Ali Kuli Khan Khattak also rose to the rank of Lt Gen and retired as the Chief of General Staff (CGS) in 1998.After his premature retirement from the Army, Khattak became closely involved in the private idunstry sector through his company Bibojee Group. He also served as a federal minister during Zia-ul Haq's time and made an abortive attempt to contest elections from his home constituency of Karak.
  • Ali Kuli Khan Khattak,Lieutenant General Ali Kuli Khan Khattak, is senior retired three-star general and military strategist who was a former Chief of General Staff (CGS), Commander X Corps (Rawalpindi) and Director General Military Intelligence (DGMI) of the Pakistan Army.
  • Ghulam Faruque,The late Khan Bahadur Ghulam Faruque Khan Khattak(1899–1992) was a politician and industrialist of Pakistan. He belonged to the village Shaidu in Nowshera District, Nowshera is the home of the famous Pashtun Tribe the Khattak of the NWFP Province in Pakistan. Because of his contribution to Pakistan's Industrial development he is sometimes described as "The Goliath who Industrialized Pakistan".

Marwats[change | change source]

Junejo family[change | change source]

The members of Junejo family (Urdu: خاندان جونیجو) in politics:

Badshah Khan family[change | change source]

The members of Badshah Khan's family (Urdu: خاندان بادشاه خان) in politics:

Kundi family[change | change source]

  • Abdul Quayyum Khan Kundi, former President Pakistan Chamber of Commerce-USA and member of Pakistan Tehrike Insaf (PTI)

Rana & Rao family[change | change source]

Zia-ul-Haq family[change | change source]

The members of Zia-ul-Haq's family (Urdu: خاندان ضياءالحق) in politics:

Noon family[change | change source]

Members of Noon family:

Leghari family[change | change source]

The members of Leghari family (Urdu: خاندان لغاری), in politics:

Qazi family[change | change source]

Members of Qazi family (Urdu: خاندان قاضی), of Sindh in politics:

Zardari family[change | change source]

The members of Zardari family (Urdu: خاندان زرداری), in politics: