Nawab of KalabaghNawab of Kalabagh (Urdu: نواب کالا باغ ) is a title of the Famous lord of Kalabagh in Mianwali District of north western Punjab, Pakistan.
Amir Mohammad Khan was the last Nawab of Kalabagh as it choose to merge with Pakistan in 1947.
Nawab sahib was urbane, sophisticated, tall, imposing figure with moustaches to match, a man given to commanding and having his commands obeyed. Nawab (left) with president Ayub Khan (right) The Nawab of Kalabagh emerged out with sterling qualities of leadership. He was upright, straight, honest and a very strict disciplinarian. He was a man of unassailable integrity and there were no scandals of corruption stalking him.
During the British Raj Kalabagh was not made a princely state by the British. It was a jagir that had been ruled by the Nawabs since the time of Sultan Mahmud of Ghazni.
He is considered a controversial figure by many historians. Although himself being an Aitchison College and then Oxford graduate, his policies were not education friendly.
He was crowned after the death of his father Nawab Malik Ata Muhammad Khan in 1924. He was appointed Governor of West Pakistan on 12 April 1960 by Pakistan President General Ayub Khan. An influential, autonomous and harsh ruler with great administrative capabilities, the Nawab remained Governor of West Pakistan till September 18, 1966.
He had all the qualities of a feudal lord. However his role during the Indo-Pak war of 1965 is praised as he kept the law and order, controlled the prices, trafficking of the raw material and prevented the smuggling. He has also been described as a man of principles and traditions.
Nawab (left) with president Ayub Khan (right) The Nawab of Kalabagh emerged out with sterling qualities of leadership. He was upright, straight, honest and a very strict disciplinarian. He was a man of unassailable integrity and there were no scandals of corruption stalking him. In the days of yore, he would have been known as the Iron Duke.
At last On 26 November,1967 he was found murdered under mysterious circumstances.
His son Malik Muzaffar Khan won the National Assembly seat from NW-44, Mianwali-I in December 1970 elections. His other son Malik Allah Yar also remained the member of Majlis-e-Shoora during General Zia-ul-Haq's military regime. His grandson Malik Ammad Khan won the National Assembly seat from NA-71 Mianwali-I , in February 2008 elections as an independent candidate.