Mumtaz BhuttoChairman Sindh National Front Party
Born: N/A
Profession: Politician
Affiliation(s): Sindh National Front

Sardar Mumtaz Ali Khan Bhutto (Urdu: سردار ممتاز علی خان بھٹو ) (born 29.11.1933) is the first cousin of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, chief of the Bhutto clan and chairman of the Sindh National Front and Sindh Qaumi Itehad. Sardar Mumtaz Ali Bhutto was the founding member of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), former federal minister, Governor of Sindh and Chief Minister of Sindh.

Early life

Sardar Mumtaz Ali Bhutto born on 29 November 1933 in the village of Pir Bux Bhutto district Larkana Sindh, Pakistan. He belongs to a land owning family of Larkana. Before the independence his father honorable Nawab Nabi Bux Khan Bhutto was the member of legislative assembly, and had strong political background.

Sardar Mumtaz Ali Bhutto attended St George’s College in Masoori, India and then Lawrence College, Murree after partition. He got his ‘barrister’ degree from Lincoln’s Inn & undergraduate and ‘master’ degrees in 1959 from Oxford University United Kingdom.

Political career

He became a member of National assembly in the age of 32 years on 5 March 1965. When he & his cousin Mr. Zulfikar Ali Bhutto announced for a new political party ‘Pakistan Peoples Party’ PPP on 30 March 1967, & he also became the founding member & principal executive committee member of the Party. He & his cousin Mr. Zulfikar Ali Bhutto fought the election of 17 March 1970 against Mr. Ayoub Khuhro & Mr. Qazi Fazalullah. He got a huge victory against Mr. Qazi Fazalullah. His cousin became the 1st democractically elected Prime Minister of Pakistan & he became Governor on 24 December 1971 & then Chief Minister of Sindh Province on 1 May 1972. His P.M. cousin always used to call him, a talented cousin.

Chief Minister

As a Chief Minister he announced Sindhi language as the official language of the Province. On 7 March 1977 he won a National Assembly seat & became a Central Minister. In the year of 1977 his cousin nominated him as a president of “PPP.Sindh”. He was arrested during the struggle against the arrest of his cousin, & then exiled by the dictator General Zia’s government. On 31 March 1985 he announced for a new political Alliance named “Sindhi Baloch Pashtoon Front” at London to propagate ethnic nationalism in Pakistan. He also announced support for a new constitutional framework for Pakistan as a weak confederation. He became the convenor of the alliance for Pakistan, returned to Pakistan and once again arrested by the military government of Zia. On 31 March 1989 he called the workers convention at Hyderabad Sindh and announced a new political party named ‘Sindh National Front’ S.N.F. He was elected to a seat in the provincial assembly from Larkana on 6 October 1993. On 6 November 1996 he became the Chief Minister of Sindh. Now he is the Chairman of S.N.F, which is the largest ethnic nationalist party of Sindh, & also the Chief of the ‘Bhutto’ community of Pakistan.

He has two sons Ameer Bux Bhutto and Ali Haider Bhutto.