Pir Mazhar Ul Haq is a politician in Pakistan who is considered one of the most loyal members of the Pakistan Peoples Party as he has been offering many sacrifices for the party in the past. The former law and parliamentary affairs minister in the 1993 PPP government faced jail and exile but did not compromise. He joined the PPP when other activists had started jumping off the PPP ship after the imposition of Gen Ziaâ€™s martial law.
He is a grandson of former chief minister Pir Ilahi Bux, who served the province from May 1948 to 1949. He is also the grandson of Qazi Akbar, who was a provincial minister in Sindh, including serving as Home Minister. Pir Mazhar is the great nephew of Qazi Abdul Majeed Abid, who held numerous Federal Ministries in Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq government, including Federal Minister of Food and Agriculture, Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting, and Federal Minister for Water and Power. He is also the nephew of Dr. Fahmida Mirza, the present Speaker of the National Assembly of Pakistan and nephew of ex-MNA Qazi Asad Abidâ€Ž.
He is an articulate lawyer and if he had not jumped into politics, he would have been among the top lawyers of the country. Pir Mazhar had won all elections he contested except in 2002 when he was in self-imposed exile. His daughter Marvi Mazhar was elected into the Sindh assembly in those elections. During his more than three decades of association with the PPP, he also suffered incarceration in 15 prisons, including the Machh Jail, but steadfastly clung to the party. It is ironic that his Great Uncle, Qazi Abdul Majeed Abidâ€Ž, was in Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq's cabinet while he was in prison.
During the PPP governments in 1988 and 1993, Pir Mazhar was inducted as minister for housing and town planning, and law and parliamentary affairs, respectively. In the current Provincial Assembly of Sindh, he is leader of the parliamentary party and the Senior Minister in the Sindh Cabinet with the portfolio of Education.
Pir Mazhar Ul Haq is the father of Marvi Mazhar was elected to the Sindh Assembly from PS-74 Dadu-IV in 2003 provincial elections.