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Jordan: Pakistan’s son-in-law mediates between King Abdullah and prince Hamza

Amman: Jordan’s King Abdullah has entrusted his uncle, Prince Hassan, to handle the situation with estranged Prince Hamza, the former crown prince, the royal court said on Twitter on Monday.

Prince Hassan has gotten in touch with Prince Hamza, who “confirmed that he is committed to the Hashemite family’s approach and the path King Abdullah entrusted his uncle with,” the royal court added.

Earlier, In a video sent to the BBC , Prince Hamzah bin Hussein, the half-brother of King Abdullah, accused the country’s leaders of corruption, incompetence and harassment.

The former crown prince of Jordan said he had been placed under house arrest as part of a crackdown on critics.

Who is Prince Hassan, the uncle of Jordan’s King Abdullah II ?

Prince Hassan bin Talal is a member of the Jordanian royal family who was previously Crown Prince from 1965 to 1999, being removed just three weeks before King Hussein’s death.

Prince Hassan is the third son of King Talal and Queen Zein, brother of late King Hussein and uncle of incumbent King Abdullah II.

Prince Hassan of Jordan

He is married to Pakistan’s Sarvath Ikramullah, the daughter of Pakistani politician and diplomat Mohammed Ikramullah and niece of former Pakistani prime minister Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy.

Born in Calcutta on 24 July 1947, he father was a senior member of the Indian Civil Service in the Government of British India prior to Partition.

Princess Sarvath

He went on to join the Partition Committee of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, later becoming Pakistan’s first Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs.

Princess Sarvath married Prince Hassan bin Talal in Karachi, Pakistan on 28 August 1968. They live in one of the oldest houses in Amman and have four children.

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