Introduction

Muhammad Khan Junejo was born on 18 August 1932 at Sindhri in Mirpur Khas to a family of agricultural landowners, and as a result he went to Hastings, England, to study at the agricultural institute. An influential Sindhi figure,

Muhammad Khan Junejo


Professional Achievements


Muhammad Khan Junejo was born on 18 August 1932 at Sindhri in Mirpur Khas to a family of agricultural landowners, and as a result he went to Hastings, England, to study at the agricultural institute. An influential Sindhi figure, Muhammad Khan Junejo was the tenth Prime Minister of Pakistan.

His political career began shortly after graduating, when he was elected to Sanghar District council. He became a member of the Pakistan Muslim League and was then elected to the West Pakistan Provincial Assembly. Under President Ayub Khan, Muhammad Khan Junejo served as the Minister for West Pakistan railways.

In 1977, General Zia ul Haq declared martial law, while Muhammad Khan Junejo served in a series of minor government posts. Following the 1985 elections, in which candidates were unable to contest on any political party ticket, Zia ul Haq appointed Junejo as his Prime Minister. Zia ul Haq assumed that Muhammad Khan Junejo would provide little opposition to his programme. However, Junejo began his term by pushing for the end of marial law and the re-introduction of political parties. Zia ended martial law in December 1985, less than a year after Junejo's appointment.

It was shortly after the re-introduction of political parties that Junejo formed the element of the Pakistan Muslim League that became PML-J, following his death. Zia ul Haq dismissed the Junejo government in 1988, following an investigation into the Ojhri Camp disaster, and its decision to sign the Geneva Accords on Afghanistan.

Muhammad Khan Junejo lost his government seat in the 1988 elections. He was elected to the National Assembly in 1990 and remained head of the PML. He held these posts until his death three years later on March 16, 1932.