Lasbela is a political bastion of the Jams, ex-rulers of the former princely state of the same name. Jam Ghulam Qadir Khan, the Last ruler of the former state, had twice served as the chief minister of Balochistan. Mir Ghulam Qadir Jam’s son, Jam Mohammad Yousaf, a PMLQ leader, has also been the provincial chief minister. Jam Yousaf has also served as federal minister. Apart from one instance, the Jams have been consistently winning provincial assembly and federal parliament seats.