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Former Sindh chief minister Mumtaz Ali Bhutto laid to rest

By : Adeel Alvi

LARKANA : Former Sindh chief minister Mumtaz Ali Bhutto was laid to rest after his funeral prayers were offered at his native village Mirpur Bhutto on Monday

A large number of people from all walks of life including political personalities attended the funeral prayers that was led by Maulana Ghulam Qadir Shah Jamkot.

Important personalities that attended the funeral prayers were Junior Zulfiqar (grandson of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto), former senator Dr Safdar Abbasi, Sindh MPA Moazzam Abbasi, JUI-F Molana Rashid Mehmood Soomro.

The body of Mumtaz Bhutto was brought to his native village by his son Ali Haider Bhutto through an ambulance.

PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari expressed grief over the demise of former Sindh Chief Minister Mumtaz Ali Khan Bhutto.

“May Allah forgive Mumtaz Ali Khan Bhutto and grant him a place in His mercy,” Bilawal said. PPP Chairman extended his heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family.

Mumtaz Bhutto (late) passed away at his Karachi residence at the age of 94. His spokesperson Ibrahim Abro, while confirming his death, said he had been ill for some time. He added that Bhutto’s body will be taken to Larkana for the funeral.

He was the cousin and close aide of PPP founder and former prime minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Mumtaz Bhutto had parted ways with the PPP to form his own party — the Sindh National Front (SNF) — in 1989. He has served as both chief minister and governor of Sindh.

Prior to the 2013 general elections, Bhutto had merged the SNF with the PML-N and contested the elections under the latter’s banner. Soon after, however, he developed differences with the PML-N and in 2017, joined the PTI. He was most recently affiliated with the ruling party.

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