|Mumtaz Bhutto was a cousin and close associate of former Prime Minister Zulfiqar Bhutto; file photo: Facebook|
Quora News: Former Sindh Governor and senior politician Mumtaz Ali Khan Bhutto has died at the age of 94.
Mumtaz Bhutto’s spokesman Ibrahim Abro confirmed his death, saying he had been ill for some time.
According to spokesman Ibrahim Abro, Mumtaz Bhutto died at his residence in Karachi.
The spokesman added that Mumtaz Bhutto’s body was being shifted to his native Larkana where he would be buried later.
According to Ayub Sher, who has been with Mumtaz Bhutto as his party’s secretary-general since 1987, the senior politician was suffering from various ailments due to longevity.
According to him, Mumtaz Bhutto started his political career in the 1960s as the first member of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP).
According to Ayub Shar, Mumtaz Bhutto supported provincial autonomy under the 1940 Pakistan Resolution and fought for it all his life and it is his political achievement that now we can hear the echo of provincial autonomy in Parliament and Senate. Is.
He is survived by a widow and four children, including two sons. His first wife has died, leaving Mumtaz Bhutto with a son, Amir Bakhsh Bhutto, who is now a PTI leader.
Mumtaz Bhutto’s second wife is his second son Ali Haider Bhutto who is a journalist.
It may be recalled that Mumtaz Bhutto was a cousin and close associate of former Prime Minister Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto.
He is one of the first leaders of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP). Mumtaz Bhutto also held the posts of Federal Minister, Governor of Sindh and Chief Minister.
He was also given the post of Governor of Sindh and Chief Minister of Sindh by Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, and in March 1977, after winning a seat in the National Assembly, he also took over as Federal Minister.
However, after the execution of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto in a controversial case, Mumtaz Ali Bhutto went into self-imposed exile in London, where in 1985 he announced a political alliance with the eminent barrister, Hafeez Pirzada, in the name of the Sindhi Baloch Pashtun Front. Was
Later in 1989, he announced the formation of a new party in Hyderabad under the name of Sindh National Front (SNF) and became its chairman.
Prior to the 2013 general elections, his party had merged with the Sindh National Front, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and ran in the elections under his banner. However, in 2014, Mumtaz Bhutto claimed that the PML-N Expelled him from the party along with his son.
Later in 2017, his party, the Sindh National Front, announced its merger with the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).
Political leaders express condolences on the demise of Mumtaz Bhutto
Various political leaders, including Prime Minister Imran Khan, have expressed condolences over the death of Mumtaz Ali Bhutto.
In a tweet on social networking site Twitter, Prime Minister Imran Khan said that he was saddened by the death of Sardar Mumtaz Ali Bhutto and shared his grief with his family.
Saddened to hear of the passing of Sardar Mumtaz Ali Bhutto. My condolences and prayers go to his family.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) July 18, 2021
Expressing grief over the demise of Mumtaz Ali Bhutto, Senator Faisal Javed wrote, “May Allah grant Mumtaz Bhutto a high position in heaven and encourage his family and friends to bear this loss.”
May ALLAH rest Mumtaz Bhutto sab's soul in peace and give his family and friends enough strength to cope with this huge loss. pic.twitter.com/c4TDlJHPlr
— Faisal Javed Khan (@FaisalJavedKhan) July 18, 2021
Sindh Governor Imran Ismail expressed sorrow over the demise of former Sindh Governor and prominent political leader Mumtaz Ali Bhutto.
Imran Ismail said that I pray for the forgiveness of the deceased, for the elevation of ranks, may Allah grant patience to his family.
Governor Sindh said that Mumtaz Ali Bhutto was a political leader as well as a kind, compassionate and sociable person.
Functional Muslim League chief Pir Sahib Pagara expressed deep sorrow over the demise of former Sindh Chief Minister Sardar Mumtaz Ali Bhutto.
In his condolence message, he said that Mumtaz Ali Bhutto shares the grief of his heirs on his demise.
Pir Pagara said that may Allah Almighty elevate the ranks of the deceased and forgive him and grant patience to his family.
Opposition Leader Sindh Assembly Haleem Adil Sheikh while expressing sorrow over the demise of Mumtaz Ali Bhutto said that he was deeply saddened to hear the news of his demise.
Haleem Adil Sheikh said that Mumtaz Ali Bhutto was an important figure in the politics of Sindh, he served the people of Sindh during his tenure.
سابق گورنر سندھ سردار ممتاز علی بھٹو کے انتقال کی خبر سن کر دکھ ہوا، سردار ممتاز علی بھٹو سندھ کی سیاست کے اہم کردار تھے ان کے انتقال سے سندھ کی سیاست میں پیدا ہونے والا خلا کبھی پورا نہیں ہوسکتا.
مرحوم کے درجات کی بلندی اور مغفرت کے لیے دعاگو ہیں. pic.twitter.com/kDxjDOf41a
— Haleem Adil Sheikh (@HaleemAdil) July 18, 2021
He said that the demise of Sardar Mumtaz Ali Bhutto was a great loss for the politics of Sindh.
Haleem Adil Sheikh said that he prayed for the forgiveness of Sardar Mumtaz Ali Bhutto and expressed his heartfelt condolences to his family.
National Awami Tehreek chief Ayaz Latif Palejo has expressed grief over the death of senior politician Mumtaz Ali Bhutto.
Ayaz Latif Palejo said that Mumtaz Ali Bhutto was an unconventional and transparent politician, he played an important role in awakening in Sindh.