KARACHI: Prominent lawyer and former Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Abdul Mujeeb Pirzada and his son Najeeb Peerzada joined the Pakistan Muslim League-Functional (PML-F) on Wednesday at an event attended by Pir Pagara and PML-F leader Imtiaz Ahmed Sheikh. Brother of noted constitutionalist and former PPP central leader Abdul Hafeez Pirzada, Mujeeb Pirzada was earlier associated with the PPP. He won the NA-199 Sukkur-II seat in 2002 on a PPP ticket. He then went on to co-found a group called the Sindh Awami Alliance. Pirzada told the PML-F that he had left the party because it had derailed from its path and so he had disassociated himself. He said that his father, Abdul Sattar Pirzada, was also aligned with the late Pir Pagara and hence he had now “come back to the original roots.” Abdul Sattar Pirzada served as the Sindh chief minister from 1953 to 1954 and was also a member of the first cabinet of Pakistan.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 9th, 2012.