Brief History of Ex Mehter Chitral HH Prince Saif ul Mulk Nasir
ul-Mulk succeeded his father at the tender age of four. He reigned
under a Council of Regency for the next twelve years, during which
Pakistani authority gradually increased over the state. Although
installed as a constitutional ruler when he came of age in 1966, he
did not enjoy his new status very long. Chitral was absorbed and
fully integrated into the Republic of Pakistan by Prime Minister
Bhutto in 1971. In order to reduce the popular Mehtar's influence,
he, like so many other princes in neighbouring India, was "invited"
to represent his country abroad. He served in various diplomatic
posts and retired from the service as Consul-General in Hong Kong
H.H. Mehtar Muhammad Saif ul-Mulk Nasir, Mehtar of Chitral, born 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. Khonza,
elder daughter of Major H.H. Mehtar Sir Muhammad Nasir ul-Mulk,
Mehtar of Chitral, KCIE,
He was educated from . 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.
Invested with full ruling powers, at Chitral Fort, May 1966.
Chitral was absorbed into the Republic of Pakistan, 1st January
1971. Entered the Pakistan Foreign Service 1973, and served as
First Sec at Ankara, Turkey 1974-1979, Deputy Chief of Protocol in
the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at Peshawar and Islamabad
1979-1985, and Assist Consul-General in Hong Kong 1985-1989.
He was founder Patron Chitral Polo Association since 1957, and
Anjuman-e-Tariqe Khowar since 1960, Patron and Guardian of The
Ayubia Union, etc.
He had Received Queen Elizabeth II Coron (2.6.1953) and Pakistan
Republic (1956) medals.
He was married to Her Highness The Khonza of Chitral (born . 1956),
daughter of Nawab Muhammad Said Khan, Nawab of Amb, by his wife
younger 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 had issue, two
sons and two daughters:
1) Shahzada Fateh ul-Mulk 'Ali Nasir, Mehtarbak, Wali-Akht Sahib.
b. 27th November 1983, educ. Univ. of Buckingham LLB and University
of Miami , USA LLM.
2) Shahzada Hammad ul-Mulk Nasir. b. 20th September 1990.
The Mehtar was kind man and had distributed thousands of Kanals of
land among the poor and homeless to build houses. He passed away in
Islamabad on 18th October 2011 at 5 am. He will be burried in Royal
Cemetery of Chitral near the Shahi Jamia Masjid and Chitral Fort
tomorrow at 11 am. (Chitraltiems.com)