Generation after generation: Nida to carry forward Khuhro’s political legacy

Education minister’s daughter files nomination papers for chairperson slot in UC-3 of Larkana.

Our Correspondent November 13, 2013
Education minister’s daughter files nomination papers for chairperson slot in UC-3 of Larkana.

SUKKUR: Sindh minister for education Nisar Khuhro’s daughter, Nida Khuhro, has set foot in politics after filing nomination papers for the slot of the chairperson of union council-3 in Larkana.

Nida, one of Nisar’s five daughters, represents the third generation of the Khuhro family and is following the footsteps of her father and forefathers by joining the political arena. According to Nida, she wants to serve the people like her father and forefathers and, therefore, has started her political career from the local government. She was hopeful that the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) will give her a party ticket just like they gave one to her father and claimed that she was well aware of the problems of the people of Larkana.

Political lineage  

Ayub Khuhro, a pre-partition politician of the Khuhro family, had the honour of serving as the first chief minister of Sindh. He held the office thrice - first in the years between 1947 and 1948, then in 1951 and lastly between 1954 and 1955.

Ayub’s son, Pasha Khuhro, continued the legacy of his father by serving as the state minister during the tenure of Mohammad Khan Junejo. Ayub’s other sons - Masood Khuhro and Barrister Khalid Mehmood Khuhro - were also active in politics but at the level of basic democracy system. His daughter, Hameeda Khuhro, an intellectual and professor, besides teaching at Sindh University, Karachi Univeristy and Oxford University, took active part in politics and remained a minister in 1990 and 2004.

Ayub’s brother, Ali Gohar Khuhro, also took active part in the basic democracy system but not at provincial or national level. Ayub’s grandson, Asad Khuhro, who is also the chief of Khuhro tribe, contested national assembly elections of 2013 from Khairpur NA-217 but lost. Ayub’s cousin, Mohammad Nawaz Khuhro, had nothing to do with politics but his son, Nisar Khuhro, started his political career from Air Marshal (retd) Asghar Khan’s Tehrik-e-Istaqlal in early 1980s and later joined the PPP in late 1980s.

Nisar served as the minister for planning and development in the Sindh cabinet during the second term of Benazir Bhutto. He also served as the speaker of the Sindh assembly during last tenure of the PPP and now he is a senior minister.

Published in The Express Tribune, November 14th,2013.


Muslim Leaguer | 8 years ago | Reply

Coming to politics and ruling the masses is the "birth right" of these feudals.

AluChat | 8 years ago | Reply

Did Marvi Memon do her makeup?

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