Sheikh Jafar Mandukhel Sworn in as 24th Governor of Balochistan

Sheikh Jafar Mandukhel

 A Bridge to Stronger Federation-Provincial Relations

In a significant development for the province of Balochistan, Sheikh Jafar Mandukhel has taken the oath of office as the 24th Governor of the region. The swearing-in ceremony, a momentous occasion, unfolded at the esteemed Governor House in Quetta. The ceremony saw the presence of esteemed dignitaries, including Chief Justice Muhammad Hashim Khan Kakar of the Balochistan High Court.


President Asif Ali Zardari’s approval of Sheikh Jafar Mandukhel’s appointment under Article 101 One underscores the weight and significance attached to this transition of power. Mandukhel, a seasoned politician with a long-standing commitment to public service, assumes this critical role with a wealth of experience and a deep understanding of the region’s dynamics.

Shiekh Jafar MandokhelSheikh Jafar Mandukhel’s political journey reflects a profound dedication to the people of Balochistan. Having been elected three times as a member of the Balochistan Assembly in the general elections of 2002, 2008, and 2013, Mandukhel’s roots in the political landscape of the province run deep. His journey, which began in student politics with the Muslim Student Federation (MSF) in 1974, has been marked by unwavering resolve and a steadfast commitment to the principles of democracy.

As a seasoned leader within the Muslim League, Sheikh Jafar Mandukhel brings with him a vision of progress and unity for Balochistan. His tenure as Governor holds the promise of fostering stronger ties between the federal government and the province, serving as a bridge to facilitate dialogue and cooperation.

Mandukhel’s extensive experience in both regional and national politics positions him as a key figure in navigating the complex interplay of interests and aspirations within Balochistan.

The swearing-in ceremony, attended by Balochistan Chief Minister Mir Sarfaraz Bugti, members of the provincial cabinet, senior officials, and revered elders, symbolizes a collective commitment to charting a path of development and prosperity for Balochistan.

Mandukhel’s leadership is poised to usher in a new era of collaboration and progress, grounded in the principles of inclusivity and equitable growth. As Balochistan stands at the cusp of transformative change, Sheikh Jafar Mandukhel’s ascension to the role of Governor heralds a new chapter in the province’s journey towards peace, stability, and prosperity.

With his proven track record of service and dedication to the welfare of the people, Mandukhel embodies the aspirations and hopes of millions across Balochistan. In his capable hands, the province looks forward to a future defined by unity, progress, and shared prosperity.

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