Sherbaz Khan Mazari was a Pakistani politician who supported Fatima Jinnah against Ayub Khan. It is how his political journey started. He remained the head of a political party, National Democratic Party. At a young age, his parents died due to which he and his siblings remained under the custody of the British Government.
In 1999 he launched his memoir with the name ‘A Journey to Disillusionment.’ On 5th December 2020, he died at the age of 90. Throughout his political career, he gained immense love and respect. This article has all the information about him, including Sherbaz Khan Mazari Biography.
|Name:||Sherbaz Khan Mazari|
|In Urdu:||سردار شیرباز خان مزاری|
|Education:||He studied at Aitchison College at Lahore and until the independence of Pakistan in 1947 at the Royal Indian Military College at Dera Doon|
|Date:||6th October 1930|
|Place:||Rojhan, British Raj (now Pakistan)|
|Ethnicity:||Baloch, Mazari tribe situated in Rojhan-Mazari|
|Parents:||Mir Murad Baksh Khan, Chief of the Mazari Tribe|
|Siblings :||Sardar Mir Balakh Sher Mazari|
|Political Party:||Independent (Before 1975) National Democratic Party (1975–1977) Pakistan National Alliance (1977–1981) Movement for the Restoration of Democracy (1981–1988)|
|Serve As:||Opposition Leader|
|Proceeded by:||Khan Abdul Wali Khan|
|Time Period :||17 August 1975 – 5 July 1977|
|Member of the National Assembly|
|MNA:||He was elected as a National Assembly member in 1970 for the first time,|
|Dates:||17 August 1975 – 5 July 1977|
|Political Party:||National Democratic Party (NDP)|
Sherbaz Khan Mazari Biography
Sherbaz Khan was a Pakistani politician who has served as a member of the National Assembly in 1970 General Elections. He became noticeable after supporting Fatima Jinnah opposite Ayub Khan. He remained head of the Democratic National Party for many years.
One of his brothers Mir Balakh Mizari was likewise a politician and Mazari Tribe’s Chief. His father Murad Baksh Khan was also the chief of Mazari tribe who died when Sherbaz was only 2 years old. On his death, many people showed immense sadness.
Sherbaz Date of Birth
He was born on 6th October 1930 in Rojhan British Raj. After the partition, he moved to Pakistan.
Education of Sherbaz
He studied at Royal Indian Military College. Later, after the partition, he enrolled in Aitchison College, Lahore.
Sherbaz Khan Mazari Family
He was born to Mazari tribe’s chief Murad Khan who died when Mazari was 2 years old. His mother died when he was 1 year old. Hence his 2 brothers and 3 sisters remain under British’s custody. One of his brother Mir Balakh later became the chief of Mazari tribe.
He joined politics in 1965 by supporting Fatima Jinnah when she was contesting opposite Ayub Khan in the presidential elections.
1970 General Elections
He elected as a member of the National Assembly in 1970 General Elections for the first time as an independent candidate. In 1973 he became the head of an independent group. Till 1977 he served as a National Assembly member. After the 1977 coup, he became active in politics.
National Democratic Party
In 1976 a new political party, National Democratic Party came into being, and he was made the head of the party later. In 1986 the party collaborated with other parties in order to found a new party with the name ‘Awami National Party.’
Sherbaz Khan Mazari Book
In 1999 he released his memoir with the name ‘A Journey to Disillusionment.’ Surprisingly it received a huge positive response by the critics not only in Pakistan, internationally too.
Sherbaz Khan Mazari Death
On 5th December 2020, Mazari died at the age of 90 after fully living his political life. He earned huge respect throughout his career by being on the right path.