Who was Hasil Bizenjo ?

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Staff Reporter:
Hasil Bizenjo was born on February 3rd, 1958 at Naal, Tehsil of Khuzdar district. “Since childhood, I started politics I do not know the exact date”, Mr. Bizenjo tells the author when asked about starting a political career. In class six, I served as the unit secretary of the Baloch Students Organization (BSO).
Hasil Bizenjo passed his middle-level education from Naal and then took admission in the ninth class at Islamia School Quetta. He passed matriculation from Islamia School in 1975 and then moved to Karachi University. In the 1980s, Hasil Bizenjo passed BA honors from the Philosophy department from Karachi University in 1986-87. He got married in 1988.
After the demise of his father Mir Ghous Bakhsh Bizenjo on August 11, 1989, Hasil Bizenjo joined the Pakistan National Party (PNP). For the first time, Mr. Bizenjo was elected as a member national assembly during bye-elections in 1990 Khuzdar cum Awaran. He however lost elections during 1993’s general elections. Throughout General (R) Pervez Musharraf’s government, Hasil Bizenjo struggled for supremacy of parliament and democracy in the country.
Bizenjo spent precious days of life behind the bar during his struggle for rule of law and supremacy of the constitution. For the first time, he was arrested during Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto’s government. He was accused of burning the office of the Pakistan Peoples Party at that time. He was studying metric when arrested as an activist of the Baloch Students Organization (BSO). As a political activist, Mr. Bizenjo was twice arrested from Karachi University in the 1980s and then spent 4 months behind the bar during the ARD movement in Karachi. Hasil Bizenjo was behind the bars when former president Musharraf announced general elections in the country during 2002.

Senator Bizenjo’s father, Mir Ghous Bakhsh Bizenjo was the first political Governor of Balochistan in the early 1970s during Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto led government of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP).

Note: The author had taken this personal information from late Hasil Khan Bizenjo when he was nominated as a joint opposition candidate for the slot of chairman Senate of Pakistan 

 

 

 

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