Mumtaz Ali Bhutto, the former chief minister of Sindh, died on Sunday at his Karachi home. He was 94 years old.
While reporting his death, his publicist Ibrahim Abro stated that he had been unwell for some time. Bhutto’s remains would be transferred to Larkana for the burial, he said. Mumtaz Bhutto, a cousin and close friend of PPP founder and former Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, left the PPP in 1989 to create his own party, the Sindh National Front (SNF). He has held the positions of Sindh’s chief minister and governor. Prior to the 2013 general elections, Bhutto united the SNF with the PML-N and ran for office under that party’s flag.
After growing apart from the PML-N, he joined the PTI in 2017. He had been a member of the ruling party up until recently. Leaders from all political parties expressed their condolences after learning of his death. The news of the death has left Prime Minister Imran Khan “saddened.” The premier expressed his sympathies and prayers to his family. President Dr. Arif Alvi also conveyed his sorrow over the death and wished the family patience while expressing his condolences. The president added, “May God grant him a place in paradise.”