ISLAMABAD - Sadiq Sanjrani , the front runner for the slot of Chariman Senate belongs to Chagai, the mineral-rich district of Balochistan having huge reserves of gold, silver, copper, iron ore, onyx, marble and other precious minerals. Saindak and Reko Diq copper-cum-gold sites are located in the district.
Sadiq Sanjrani , who belongs to the docile Sanjrani Baloch tribe, was born on April 14, 1978. After basic schooling in his native town Nokundi, he went to Islamabad for further education and obtained a master’s degree from there.
Belonging to a political family, he started his career by joining the team of then prime minister Nawaz Sharif as coordinator in 1998 and served with him till the ouster of his government by Gen Pervez Musharraf in 1999.
Then Mr Sanjrani came close to the Pakistan Peoples Party leadership and was appointed in-charge of the party’s complaint cell where he worked for five years.
Sadiq Sanjrani’s father Khan Muhammad Asif Sanjrani is considered one of the leading tribal elders of Chagai district and currently he is a member of the Chagai District Council.
Sadiq Sanjrani has five brothers and he is eldest among them.
One of his brothers, Raziq Sanjrani, is managing director of the Saindak Metals Limited and another, Mir Muhammad Ejaz Sanjrani, a coordinator to the Balochistan chief minister.
Sadiq Sanjrani had also worked with former chief minister Nawab Sanaullah Zehri as his special assistant.
Sadiq Sanjrani has considerable administrative experience as he has previously held government positions like coordinator, Grievances Cell, Prime Minister’s Secretariat (1999); member, Prime Minister’s Inspection Commission and then chief coordinator/adviser, Prime Minister’s Grievances Wing, Prime Minister’s Secretariat (2009).
Presently, he is chief executive of the Pakistan Testing Service, Sanjrani Mining Company, and director/chairman of HR committee of the National Industrial Parks Development and Management Company.