Mir Hasil Bizinjo Born on February 3, 1958 into a family that has played a significant role in Balochistan’s politics. His father, Mir Ghous Baksh Bizenjo, was a Nationalist leader known for his peaceful struggle to attain Baloch people’s rights within the framework of Pakistan. Hailing from backward Nal Valley of Khuzdar, central Balochistan, Hasil started his political career from Pakistan National Party (PNP) – then headed by his brother Mir Bizen Bizenjo – and was elected MNA in the 1990 elections from his home constituency. Hasil was once again elected from the same constituency as MNA in 1997 polls; this time on the ticket of Sardar Attaullah Mengal-led Balochistan National Party. However, he later joined one of the BNP splinter groups, Balochistan National Democratic Party, which later in 2003 merged with National Party (NP), then led by Dr Abdul Hayee Baloch. The party had boycotted the general elections of 2008 in protest against the Balochistan situation. Yet, in 2009, he was elected as a senator – which reflects his stature as a respected Nationalist politician. In the March 5 Senate elections, Bizenjo was reelected as senator after securing 10 votes.