ISLAMABAD: Fatehul Mulk Ali Nasir, the son of Chitral’s last mehtar Saiful Mulk Nasir, joined the PTI in Islamabad on Saturday.
He announced his decision to join the party after meeting PTI Chairman and former prime minister Imran Khan at the latter’s residence in Banigala here. KP Chief Minister Mehmood Khan was also present.
By joining the party, the mehtar of Chitral has formally launched his political career and is expected to get a ticket in the next elections.
Shahzada Fatehul Mulk was born on November 27, 1983, and got his LLM degree from a US university. He holds the position of mehtar only as a token as the writ of the Katoor dynasty virtually ended after the state’s annexation with Pakistan.
In October 2011, Shahzada Fatehul Mulk was enthroned as the mehtar of Chitral at a special ceremony held in the royal fort. Such a coronation ceremony was last held in 1954 when the last ruler of the Katoor dynasty, Saiful Mulk Nasir, succeeded his father Saifur Rehman after his death in a plane crash on Lowari Top.