Swat's last crown prince dies

ISLAMABAD, Aug 3: The last crown prince of the former princely state of Swat, Miangul Aurangzeb, died in Islamabad on Sunday at the age of 86. He was laid to rest in his ancestral graveyard in Saidu Sharif, Swat. miangulMiangul Aurangzeb, who served as governor of NWFP (now Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) in 1999 and governor of Balochistan from 1997 to 1999, was born on May 28, 1928, in Saidu Sharif. His father Miangul Abdul Haq Jahanzeb was the last ruler (Wali) of the princely Swat state. Miangul Aurangzeb joined army in 1948 and served as aide-de-camp (ADC) to the then president Ayub Khan. He quit army after marrying the daughter of Ayub Khan in 1955 and joined politics. Miangul Aurangzeb represented the princely state of Swat in the West Pakistan Assembly from 1956 to 1958. After the merger of Swat state into Pakistan in 1969, Miangul Aurangzeb continued his political activities and became Member of National Assembly from Swat in 1970 general elections.]]>

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