Talpurs of Tando Mohammad Khan join PML-F

Published: August 16, 2012
PML-F chief, Pir Pagara, enlisted the support of one of the long-time PPP opponent in Tando Mohammad Khan, the Talpur family. PHOTO: EXPRESS

PML-F chief, Pir Pagara, enlisted the support of one of the long-time PPP opponent in Tando Mohammad Khan, the Talpur family. PHOTO: EXPRESS

HYDERABAD: As signs of discord between the Pakistan Muslim League-Functional (PML-F) and the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) become more evident, the PML-F chief, Pir Pagara, enlisted the support of one of the long-time PPP opponent in Tando Mohammad Khan, the Talpur family, on Wednesday.

The Talpurs, who have been contesting elections against the PPP since 1988, decided to join the PML-F as the Pir Pagara has embarked on his first political tour after the demise of his father.

However, the PML-F chief stressed on the occasion that his engagements should not be interpreted as if he were forging an opposition to the PPP. “I have not come out in opposition to anyone, but for the welfare of the country, and to unite old friends.”

Former provincial minister Mir Aijaz Talpur, former district nazim and ex-MNA Mir Inayat Ali Talpur, former MPA Mir Mushtaq Talpur and Mir Ghulam Ali Talpur welcomed the PML-F chief at their residence.

The Talpurs enjoy great influence in the politics of Tando Mohammad Khan. During recent by-elections for a Sindh Assembly seat, which were marred by Wahida Shah’s “slapping” incident, Mir Mushtaq Ali Talpur had come second after securing 13,000 votes, according to unofficial statistics.

Even though he acknowledged that the country was experiencing problems and that the people were suffering, the PML-F chief claimed that fresh elections were “not in sight”. When asked military intervention, he said, “When I walk, I only hear the sound of my boots”.

A large number of people had earlier welcomed the spiritual leader of Hur comminity as Pir Pagara’s entourage entered Tando Muhammad Khan from Badin district. The PML-F chief is scheduled to visit areas of Sindh and Punjab that are dominated by his spiritual followers, and also aims to meet different political leaders.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 16th, 2012.

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  • Aug 16, 2012 - 2:37AM

    “Congratulations” on joining PML-F. Mir Ejaz Talpur, Ex-Provincial Minister was known as MR 95 per cent during his tenure. He was most corrupt person at that time. Nonetheless, his father, ex-speaker of Sindh Assembly Ghulam Ali Talpur was great man, we salute him. During his time, he had refused to support notorious ONE UNIT but Sindh Chief Minster Ayub Khuhro detained him in Mithi Rest House – a far flung town in Thar compelling him to ride on the naked back of a camel.

    Earlier, he was arrested under fake allegations to stage conspiracy for preparing a plot to kill his guest, King of Jordan (Late Shah Hussain)Recommend

  • Saladin Chamchawalla
    Aug 16, 2012 - 9:49AM

    @Mohammad Khan Sial:
    Thanks for reminding this.
    Now a days every Tom, Dick and Harry is self proclaimed Quaid e Azam’s “close companion” but Mir Ghulam Ali Khan Talpur and Mir Bandeh Ali Khan Talpur were in fact close companians of the Quaid; founding fathers of Pakistan and Quaid e Azam afforded them great respect.
    The bureaucracy of the very country they founded treated them as common criminals and inflicted humiliation and suffering upon them.

  • Pak Fan
    Aug 16, 2012 - 3:08PM

    It seems like sand is shifting from PPP and they may not be the majority in Sind province.


  • Ammar
    Aug 16, 2012 - 3:43PM

    welcome Talpur Family in PML-F , The great Talpur Family of Tando Mohammad KhanRecommend

  • Saladin Chamchawalla
    Aug 16, 2012 - 11:32PM

    Late Mir Ghual Ali Kha Talpur would be proud of his descendants……..Not!


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