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Senior politician Mumtaz Bhutto passes away in Karachi

Senior politician, former governor and Sindh chief minister Mumtaz Bhutto has died at the age of 88.

According to Mumtaz Bhutto’s spokesman Ibrahim Abro, Mumtaz Bhutto had been ill for some time and died at his residence in Karachi.

He said that Mumtaz Bhutto’s body would be flown to his hometown Larkana at 6 o’clock.

Mumtaz Bhutto was a cousin and close associate of former Prime Minister Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto.

Mumtaz Bhutto served as the eighth Governor of Sindh from December 22, 1971 to April 20, 1972. He was also the 13th Chief Minister of Sindh from May 1, 1972 to December 20, 1972.

Mumtaz Bhutto was associated with the PPP from 1967 to 1988, later forming a political party called his Sindh National Front.

Prime Minister Imran Khan also extended his condolences to the bereaved family.

“Saddened to hear of the passing of Sardar Mumtaz Ali Bhutto. My condolences and prayers go to his family,” he wrote.

Mumtaz Bhutto merged his political party, the Sindh National Front, with the PTI in 2017.

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