PPP leaders criticise 'political orphan's' meeting with Nawaz Sharif

The leaders allege that Sharif is seeking political entry into Sindh through “nonentities” like Bhutto.

Ppi February 13, 2012

KARACHI: A Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader and senior minister for education and literacy, Pir Mazharul Haq on Monday criticised the meeting between Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Nawaz Sharif and chairman of Sindh National Front (SNF) Mumtaz Ali Bhutto.

Haq, along with Agha Siraj Durrani, Muhammad Ayaz Soomro, Syed Murad Ali Shah and Shazia Marri held a joint press conference in the committee room of Sindh Assembly.

Terming Bhutto a “political orphan,” the PPP leaders claimed that he could not even win a union council election. They further said that Bhutto was hatching conspiracies against Sindh but the people of Sindh would reject him.

They also alleged that Sharif was seeking political entry into Sindh through “non-entities” like Bhutto.

Expressing hope for votes in the next elections, they said that the ruling PPP government has served the people of Sindh and provided them with jobs and other facilities.

The leaders said that the government would continue with its policy of political reconciliation and take all coalition partners on board for every important decision.


Ali | 9 years ago | Reply

Mumtaz Bhutto has been irrelevant in politics for a long time, and is definitely insignificant in the current political situation of Sindh. He might have been a Chief Minister during Bhutto's tenure for hardly 8 months but it was Zulfiqar Bhutto himself who removed Mumtaz Bhutto from the post of Chief Minister Sindh in 1973, and after removing Mumtaz Bhutto he made Ghulam Mustafa Jatoi the Chief Minister of Sindh who stayed the CM till 1977. The fact is there were certain differences because Zulfiqar Bhutto didn't trust Mumtaz Bhutto enough to let him remain CM more than 8 months as he viewed him as incompetent and eventually Benazir didn't trust him either. The last time Mumtaz Bhutto met Benazir was in 1995 in Islamabad where they didn’t agree on anything at all which resulted in Mumtaz resorting to create his own political party called Sindh National Front which won very little support as since its creation SNF didn’t even manage to win a union council seat in Sindh. After realising he had little political support Mumtaz Bhutto continued concentrating on his duties as a feudal lord. It is also a fact that Mumtaz Bhutto routinely used to speak against Benazir Bhutto during her tenures and he didn’t visit the funeral of Begum Nusrat Bhutto, so we all know he wasn't exactly a well-wisher of Bhutto’s family or PPP in the first place. Senior minister is right to a certain extent that Mumtaz had been rejected by the people repeatedly and Nawaz Sharif with his changa manga style of politics is meeting these rejected people to try and gain foothold in Sindh, where PML-N has the least presence these days.

Mirza | 9 years ago | Reply

The fact is Mumtaz Bhutto did not win any election after PPP. The fact is when ZAB was in jail and was going to be hanged, M. Bhutto met him there and came out with the statemnt that "Quaid e Awam has said nobody should come out on the streets for him". When the PPP workers and leaders were subjected to lashes and prison terms, what was M. Bhutto doing? No wonder PPP leaders and Jiyalas do not like him, however, PPP's enemies love him and want to call him the real PPP.

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