CHITRAL

 

The Katur Dynasty

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1936 - 1943 Lieutenant-Colonel H.H. Nasir ul-Mulk, Mehtar Sir Muhammad Ahmad, Mehtar of Chitral, KCIE (1.1.1941). b. at Chitral, 29th September 1897, eldest son of H.H. Mehtar Sir Muhammad Shuja ul-Mulk, Mehtar of Chitral, KCIE, by his first wife, a daughter of Mehtar Ghulam Muhi ud-din Shah Khuswaqte, Pahlawan Bahadur, Mehtar of Yasin, educ. Islamia Coll, Peshawar, and Punjab Univ (BA), Lahore, Punjab. Col Cdt Chitral Body Guard, served in the Third Afghan War 1919, Regent for his father during his pilgrimage to Mecca 1923-1924, Governor of Mastuj 1924-1936. Succeeded on the death of his father, 13th October 1936. Installed at Chitral Fort, 19th October 1936. Cmsnd as Hon Lieut IA 10/9/1924, attached 6th Royal Btn (Scinde), 13th Frontier Force Rifles 1926-1927, prom Hon Capt 1/1/1934, prom Hon Lieut-Col 20/3/1940, Hon Col Cdt Chitral State Scouts 1936-1943. A distinguished Persian poet and author. Rcvd: King George V Silver Jubilee (1935), and King George VI Coron (1937) medals. m. (first) a daughter of the Mir Hakim of the Raza Khel tribe of Laspur. m. (second) before 1932, a sister of Ghulam Khan, of Asmar. m. (third) 1939, Alghani Khonza (m. second, 1943, Colonel H.H. Mehtar Haji Muhammad Muzaffar ul-Mulk, Mehtar of Chitral, by whom she also had no issue. m. third, 1950, Colonel Shahzada Khusrow-ul-Mulk, by whom she left issue - see above), daughter of Nawab Sir Muhammad Shah Jahan Khan Bahadur, Nawab of Dir, KBE. He d.s.p.m. at Chitral Fort, 29th June 1943 (bur. at the Mehtari Qabiristan, Jangbazar, Chitral), having had issue, two sons and two daughters (succ. by his brother):
  • 1) A son b. and d. at Chitral, 1932.
  • 2) Shahzada Muhammad Aman ul-Mulk. b. at Chitral, 1st April 1937. He d. three weeks later.
  • 1) Shahzadi Razia Sultan [H.H. the Khonza of Chitral]. b. at Chitral, 23rd February 1934 (d/o the Raza Khel lady). m. (first) at Chitral, June 1949, H.H. Mehtar Muhammad Saif ur-Rahman, Mehtar of Chitral (b. at Chitral, 5th May 1928; d. in a plane crash at Lowari Top, Chitral, 14th October 1954, bur. at the Mehtari Qabiristan, near the New Noghoro Masjid, Chitral), eldest son of H.H. Mehtar Muhammad Muzaffar ul-Mulk, Mehtar of Chitral, by his first wife, the daughter of Sayyid Lais Shahzada. m. (second) 1955, Shahzada Asad ur-Rahman (b. at Chitral, 15th September 1928), younger brother of her first husband, and second son of H.H. Mehtar Muhammad Muzaffar ul-Mulk, Mehtar of Chitral, by his first wife, the daughter of Sayyid Lais Shahzada. She had issue, one son and one daughter by her first husband - see below.
  • 2) Shahzadi Ayesha Sultana Begum. b. at Chitral, 24th March 1935 (d/o the Raza Khel lady). m. Nawab Muhammad Said Khan, Nawab of Amb (b. at Shergarh, 15th June 1934), son of Major Nawab Sir Muhammad Farid Khan, Nawab of Amb, KBE. She d. 197x, having had issue - see Pakistan (Amb).
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1943 - 1949 Colonel H.H. Mehtar Haji Muhammad Muzaffar ul-Mulk [Turkhoichi], Mehtar of Chitral. b. at Chitral, 10th October 1901, second son of H.H. Mehtar Sir Muhammad Shuja ul-Mulk, Mehtar of Chitral, KCIE, by his first wife, a daughter of Mehtar Ghulam Muhi ud-din Shah Khuswaqte, Pahlawan Bahadur, Mehtar of Yasin, educ. Islamia Coll., Peshawar. Served in the Third Afghan War 1919, Governor of Turekho 1924-1943. Succeeded on the death of his elder brother, 29th June 1943. Installed at Chitral Fort, 29th July 1943. Hon Lieut-Col IA 15/10/1946, Hon Lieut-Col Pakistan Army 15/8/1947. Hon Col Cdt Chitral State Scouts 1943-1949. Dispatched his army into Gilgit in August 1947, thus helping to secure that territory to Pakistan. Acceded to the Dominion of Pakistan 1947, the first princely state to do so. Rcvd: Silver Jubilee (1935), and Coron (1937) medals. m. (first) Sayyida Khonza (bur. at the Mehtari Qabiristan, near the New Noghoro Masjid, Chitral), daughter of Sayyid Lais Shahzada, Maulai Pir of an Ismaili religious sect from Zebak, in Badakhshan, Afghanistan, by his wife, a daughter of Shah Muhammad Aman ul-Mulk II, Mehtar of Chitral and Yasin, Master of Ghizr, Ishkoman and Suzerain of Kafiristan. m. (second) …Khonza (bur. at the Mehtari Qabiristan, near the New Noghoro Masjid, Chitral), a grand-daughter of Mehtar Ghulam Muhi ud-din Shah Khuswaqte, Pahlawan Bahadur, Mehtar of Yasin. m. (third) 1943, Alghani Khonza (m. third, 1950, Colonel Shahzada Khusrow-ul-Mulk, by whom she left issue - see above), widow of his late brother, Lieutenant-Colonel H.H. Nasir ul-Mulk, Mehtar Sir Muhammad Ahmad, Mehtar of Chitral, KCIE, and daughter of Nawab Sir Muhammad Shah Jahan Khan Bahadur, Nawab of Dir, KBE. He d. at Chitral, 7th January 1949 (bur. within the New Noghor-i-Masjid, Chitral), having had issue, three sons and one daughter by his first wife, and one daughter by his second wife:
  • 1) H.H. Mehtar Saif ur-Rahman, Mehtar of Chitral (s/o of the Sayyida) - see below.
  • 2) Shahzada Asad ur-Rahman [Torkhowichi Shahzada]. b. at Chitral, 15th September 1928 (or 5th May 1928) (s/o of the Sayyida). Deputy Commisioner of Chitral in 1954, Regent for his infant nephew 1954-1966, and sometime nominated MNA for Chitral. m. (first) …Bibi (d. before 2004). m. (second) a daughter of an Ismaili Pir from Rech in Northern Chitral. m. (third) 1955, H.H. Razia Sultan Khonza (b. at Chitral Fort, 23rd February 1934), widow of his elder brother, H.H. Mehtar Saif ur-Rahman, Mehtar of Chitral, and elder daughter of Major H.H. Nasir ul-Mulk, Mehtar Sir Muhammad Ahmad, Mehtar of Chitral, KCIE, by his first wife, the daughter of the Mir Hakim of the Raza Khel tribe of Laspur. He d. at Islamabad, 26th November 2005 (bur. there), having had issue, two daughters:
    • a) Kaneez Zohra Khonza. MLC Northern Areas, and Deputy Chief Executive for Women’s Affairs. m. Raja Jalal ud-din Khushwaqte, of Yasin.
    • b) Kaneez Fatima Khonza. m. Major-General Khalid Mehmood, Dir-Gen Inter-Service Public Relations 1994, and 2nd-in-command Inter-Services Intelligence 2002.
  • 3) Shahzada Aziz ur-Rahman. b. at Chitral, April 1933 (s/o of the Sayyida). m. (first) Kaneez Fatima Khonza, daughter of Mehtarjao Asfandiyar Khan, of Danin, sometime Cdt Chitral Body Guard. m. (second) …Khonza (d. 1983), daughter of Khan ‘Abdu’l Malik Khan Katura, Khan of Jalala, in the Kunar valley of Afghanistan. He d. 1998, having had issue, one daughter by his first wife, and two sons and a daughter by his second wife:
    • a) Shahzada Fahad Aziz. Teacher at Sayurj Public Sch. m. a daughter of Sayyid Taufiq Jan. He had issue, three sons and two daughters, including:
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      • ii) Shahzada Yamin Aziz.
    • b) Shahzada Faham Aziz. m. the eldest daughter of Shahzada Liaqat Hayat, sometime Afghan Minister for Tribal & Western Provincial Affairs. He had issue, three sons:
      • i) Shahzada Sa’ad Aziz ul-Mulk.
      • ii) Shahzada Khalid Aziz ul-Mulk [Genghiz].
      • iii) Shahzada Mu’izz Aziz ul-Mulk.
      • a) Naseema Khonza (d/o Kaneez Fatima). m. Dr Fazal Qayyum, EDO Health Chitral, son of his maternal uncle, Mehtarjao Fazl-i-Qadir Khan, of Danin. She had issue, five sons and one daughter - see above.
      • b) Rutaza Khonza. m. Shahzada Maqsud ul-Mulk, sometime Chair Chitral Assoc for Mountain Area Tourism (CAMAT), second son of Major Shahzada Khushamad ul-Mulk. She had issue, two sons and one daughter - see above.
    • 1) Shahzadi Amna Sultan (d/o of the Sayyida), educ. privately. Founder Mbr Pakistan People’s Party and campaigner on women’s issues, MLA NWF Provincial Assembly, sometime Minister for Women’s Affairs. Went into exile in Afghanistan for a period. m. Major Mehtarjao Muhammad ‘Usman Khan, of Gahiret, sometime ADC to her father, son of Khan Bahadur Mehtarjao Dilaram Khan, sometime Wazir-i-‘Azam. She d. 1996, having had issue, one son and two daughters - see above.
    • 2) Shahzadi Dur-i-Shahwar (d/o of the second wife), m. Shahzada Samsam ul-Mulk (b. before 1st June 1937), elder son of Major Shahzada Hissam ul-Mulk, sometime Governor of Drosh, by his wife, a daughter of ‘Abdu’l Razak Pasha. She d. 1996, having had issue, one son and two daughters - see above.
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1949 - 1954 H.H. Mehtar Saif ur-Rahman, Mehtar of Chitral. b. at Chitral, 4th April 1926, eldest son of Colonel H.H. Mehtar Haji Muhammad Muzaffar ul-Mulk, Mehtar of Chitral, by his first wife, a daughter of Sayyid Lais Shahzada, Maulai Pir, educ. Pakistan Admin. Staff Coll., Lahore. Succeeded on the death of his father, 7th January 1949. Installed at Chitral Fort. Became a constitutional ruler when the administration of the state was assumed by the Government of Pakistan in 1950. Hon Col Cdt Chitral State Scouts 1949-1954. Rcvd: Pakistan Independence (14.8.1950) and Queen Elizabeth II Coron (2.6.1953) medals. m. (first) 1948, Taj Sultan Khonza [Drosano Khonza], daughter of Khan ‘Abdu’l Kadir Khan, Khan of Asmar. m. (second) at Chitral, June 1949, H.H. Razia Sultan Khonza (b. at Chitral Fort, 23rd February 1934; m. second, 1955, Shahzada Asad ur-Rahman), elder daughter of Major H.H. Nasir ul-Mulk, Mehtar Sir Muhammad Ahmad, Mehtar of Chitral, KCIE, by his first wife, the daughter of the Mir Hakim of the Raza Khel tribe of Laspur. He d. in a plane crash at Lowari Top, Chitral, 14th October 1954 (bur. at the Mehtari Qabiristan, Jangbazar, Chitral), having had issue, one son and two daughters by his first wife, one son and one daughter by his second, and two daughters by his third wife:
  • 1) H.H. Mehtar Muhammad Saif ul-Mulk Nasir, Mehtar of Chitral (s/o Razia Sultan) - see below.
  • 2) Shahzada Muhammad Shuja ur-Rahman. b. at Chitral, 4th February 1953 (s/o Taj Sultan), educ. Aitchison Coll, Lahore, Edward’s Coll, Peshawar (BA), and Lahore Univ of Management Science, Lahore (MBA 2002). Project Mngr for the International Union for Conservation of Nature & Natural Resources (IUCN) in Chitral 1994-2000, Dir for the Northern Areas of Pakistan since 2000. m. 20th June 1982, Nelofer Khonza, younger daughter of Major Fida ul-Mulk, Shahzada Ghulam Mohy ud-din. He had issue, three sons and one daughter:
    • a) Shahzada Aman ur-Rahman. b. at Chitral, 21st June 1983, educ. Edwardes Coll and Iqra Univ, Peshawar. Mngmt Trainee with British Oxygen Co in Karachi. Snr Vice-Presdt Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) (Chitral) 2013-2018.
    • b) Shahzada Nizam ul-Mulk. b. at Peshawar, 24th April 1990, educ. Edwardes Coll, Peshawar, NWFP, Beaconhouse Sch System, Lahore, (West), Punjab, International Coll Portsmouth (ICP), and Univ of Portsmouth (BA 2016), Portsmouth, Hampshire. m. 8th January 2019, Zainab Baig (b. 11th April 19xx), educ. Legacy High Sch, Castlebrooke Secondary Sch, Brampton, Ontario, Canada, and Univ of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, USA, daugher of Wing Commander Shahzada Iqbal Baig, of Kokand, late PAF (retd).
    • c) Shahzada Dilawar ul-Mulk. b. at Peshawar, 1st January 2001.
    • a) Maryam Khonza. b. at Peshawar, 1st June 1988, educ. Edwardes Coll, Peshawar.
  • 1) Shahzadi Samina Tahiza Zehra Begum. b. at Chitral Fort, 14th August 1949 (d/o Taj Sultan). m. 14th August 1975, Colonel Mian Muhammad Ali Badsha (b. at Nowshera, 28th September 1948), Air Defence Command, Pakistan Army, son of Major-General Rizwan Gul Litaf Gul Badsha, late Pakistan Artillery, of Ziarat Kaka Sahib, near Nowshera. She has issue, two sons and three daughters:
    • a) Haider Ali Badsha. b. at Peshawar, 28th December 1978, educ. Oslo, Norway. m. at Peshawar, 28th March 2008, Sa’adia Begum (b. 31st July 1983), daugher of Maqsood Ahmed. He has issue, one daughter:
      • i) Hadia Ali Badsha. b. 4th August 2009.
    • b) Muazzam Ali Badsha. b. at Rawalpindi, 16th November 1990. Copyright©Christopher Buyers
    • a) Rubina Begum. b. at Peshawar, 16th October 1977, educ. Peshawar Univ (M.Sc. Environmental Sciences) and Oxford Univ (M.Sc. Biodiversity Conservation). m. at Peshawar, 26th March 2006, Shehzad Khawar, son of Lieutenant-Colonel Muhammad Ishaq Khawar, Pakistan Army Air Defence Command. She has issue, two daughters:
      • i) Eshaal Shehzad. b. at Rawalpindi, 27th March 2007.
      • ii) Mahrukh Shehzad. b. 26th January 2011.
    • b) Amina Begum. b. at Karachi, 22nd October 1982, educ. Khyber Medical Coll. m. at Peshawar, 26th March 2006, Captain Fahim Khawar, Pakistan Army, son of Lieutenant-Colonel Muhammad Ishaq Khawar, Pakistan Army Air Defence Corps. She has issue, two daughters:
      • i) Afrouzeh. b. at Peshawar, 3rd March 2007.
      • ii) Durr-e-Shehwar. b. 17th Juy 2008.
    • c) Rabia Begum. b. at Peshawar, 29th July 1983, educ. Univ. of Engineering & Technology, Peshawar. m. at Peshawar, 23rd February 2008, Flight Lieutenant Imran Babar (b. 15th July 1979), PAF, son of Shaukat Zaman Babar. She has issue, one son:
      • i) Mustafa Baber. b. 10th November 2008.
  • 2) Shahzadi Suraiyah Amat uz-Zahra Begum. b. posthumously, at Chitral Fort, 24th December 1954 (d/o Taj Sultar). m. 20th April 1979, Brigadier Dr Shahzada Shuja ul-Mulk (b. at Rawalpindi, 21st August 1953), PAMC, eldest son of Major Fida ul-Mulk, Shahzada Ghulam Mohy ud-din. She had issue, three sons and one daughter - see above.
  • 3) A d/o Razia Sultan, who was born posthumously but died within a few days.
Mehtar Saif ur-Rahman also had further issue by a lady from the Qureish tribe of Nuristan, two daughters:
  • 4) Bilquees Tariq (d/o the Qureish lady). m. Sardar Tariw, a lawyer and bussinessman from Peshawar.
  • 5) Shahnaz Tariq. b. posthumously 1954 (d/o the Qureish lady). m. Brigadier Tariq Niazi, Pakistan Army retd.
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1954 – [2011] H.H. Mehtar Muhammad Saif ul-Mulk Nasir, Mehtar of Chitral. b. at Chitral House, Peshawar, 12th May 1950, elder son of H.H. Mehtar Saif ur-Rahman, Mehtar of Chitral, by his second wife, H.H. Razia Sultan Khonza, elder daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel H.H. Mehtar Sir Muhammad Nasir ul-Mulk, Mehtar of Chitral, KCIE, educ. Aitchison Coll., Lahore. Succeeded on the death of his father, 14th October 1954. Reigned under the Regency of his uncle, Shahzada Asad ur-Rahman, until he came of age and was invested with full ruling powers, at Chitral Fort, in May 1966. The state administration was fully absorbed into the unitary state of Pakistan 28th July 1969. Deprived of official recognition of his rank, titles and honours by the Government of Pakistan, 1st January 1972 (subsequently relaxed for social use together with continued official recognition as head of his house and family). Joined the Pakistan Foreign Service 1973, and served as First Secretary at the Pakistan Embassy in Ankara, Turkey 1974-1979, Deputy Chief of Protocol in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at Peshawar and Islamabad 1979-1985, and Assist Consul-Gen in Hong Kong 1985-1989. Patron Chitral Polo Assoc 1957-2011, and Anjuman-e-Tariqe Khowar 1960-2011, Patron and Guardian of The Ayubia Union, etc. Rcvd: Queen Elizabeth II Coron Medal (2.6.1953). m. H.H. Ismat Khonza (b. 1956), daughter of Nawab Muhammad Said Khan, Nawab of Amb, by his wife, Ayesha Sultana Begum, younger daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel H.H. Nasir ul-Mulk, Mehtar Sir Muhammad Ahmad, Mehtar of Chitral, KCIE, by his first wife, the daughter of the Mir Hakim of the Raza Khel tribe of Laspur. He d. suddenly from heart failure, at Islamabad, 18th October 2011 (bur. at the Mehtari Qabiristan, Jangbazar, Chitral), having had issue, two sons and two daughters:
  • 1) Shahzada Fateh ul-Mulk ‘Ali Nasir, Mehtarbak, Wali-Akht Sahib, who succeeded as H.H. Mehtar Fateh ul-Mulk ‘Ali Nasir, Mehtar of Chitral – see below.
  • 2) Shahzada Hammad ul-Mulk Nasir. b. 20th September 1990.
  • 1) Shahzadi Zainab Begum. b. 10th August 1978, educ. MBA. m. at Islamabad, 15th September 2005, Yasir Raza, son of K.M. Raza, a Saddozai businessman from Kashmir.
  • 2) Shahzadi Nadia Nasir. b. 3rd January 1980.
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[2011] H.H. Mehtar Fateh ul-Mulk ‘Ali Nasir, Mehtar of Chitral. b. 27th November 1983, elder son of H.H. Mehtar Muhammad Saif ul-Mulk Nasir, Mehtar of Chitral, by his wife, H.H. Ismat Khonza, educ. Univ of Buckingham (LLB) and Univ of Miami (LLM), Florida, USA. Appointed as Heir Apparent at birth and invest with the titles of Mehtarbak and Wali-Akht Sahib. Succeeded on the death of his father as Head of the Royal House of Chitral, 18th October 2011. Installed as Mehtar, at Chitral Fort, 20th October 2011. Patron Chitral Polo Assoc, and Anjuman-e-Tariqe Khowar, Patron and Guardian of The Ayubia Union, etc. m. 30th August 2015 (nikah) and 12th September 2015 (rukhsati) (div. October 2020), Rameesha Nasir, daughter of ‘Abdu’l Nasir Khan of Maari Khankhail, Mansehra.
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