Imtiaz Mir, Journalist/Analyst

A self proclaimed chieftain of the Bhutto tribe Sardar Mumtaz Bhutto was among one of the five uncles who betrayed late Ms. Nusret Bhutto and Martyr Benazir Bhutto after the judicial murder of  Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto. One of the main historical event that took place after ZAB’s death was Mumtaz Bhutto’s wedding with in few days.

Mumtaz Bhutto also  became caretaker CM of Sindh after the dismissal of Mohtarama Benazir Bhuttos’s second government in 1996, after the cold blooded Murder of  Murtaza Bhutto. “who did that guess?” Murdered a Bhutto, dismissed Benazir Bhutto’s government.

How come the establishment tolerate Mumtaz Bhutto as a CM during in caretaker regime of Farooq Laghari, after sacking his niece Benazir Bhutto’s government. It seemed the  establishment made an under table deal with Mumtaz Bhutto over the murder of Murtaza Bhutto.

The establishment’s plan was to manipulate the general election in a manner that the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) remained out of power. The plan was executed successfully and  PPP lost the elections. Nawaz Sharif came to power at the center and Mumtaz Bhutto grudgingly gave way to Liaquat Ali Jatoi to form the government in Sindh.

Benazir Bhutto wrote in her book “The Daughter of the East”, Mumtaz advised her to call for Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto autopsy since there were no marks of hanging on his neck and it will be good political move for the party .Benazir Bhutto replied to Mumtaz Bhutto  that  she wanted to leave her father in a peace. History is repeating itself; someone is playing  a dirty game on a dead body of Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto.

Mumtaz Bhutto in 2007 wrote an article which titled “Bahadur baap ki buzdil beti ” on the eve of Benazir Bhutto’s homecoming . And now he is announcing to be a political successor of Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto and Shaheed Benazir Bhutto.


Mumtaz Bhutto’s venom against the democratic process, Bilawal Bhutto and Asif Zardari. This takes me a few years back when Mr. Bhutto was using exactly the same language about Benazir Bhutto.
One can clearly feel the love for power which makes Mumtaz Bhutto dream for an unconstitutional change, thus creating an opportunity of becoming a (caretaker) once again. There is a democratic set-up in place and parliament has a legitimate right to complete its constitutional term.

After the death of Zulifqar Ali Bhutto he tried to take over PPP but was denied by Mohtaram Benazir Bhutto.




  1. First of all, Mumtaz Bhutto was the elected chief of the Bhutto tribe which he gave up himself later. He has never claimed to be the successor of ZAB or BB; Fatima or Zulfiqar Jr. are the successors of ZAB & Bilawal, Bakhtawar and Asifa of BB, if they are so ashamed to exclusively call themselves Zardari. Murtaza Bhutto was closer to Mumtaz Bhutto than his own sister whom along with Zardari he saw as a foe. Mumtaz Bhutto never quit the PPP but BB expelled him along with Hafiz Pirzada because they spoke of a confederal system for Pakistan as promised in the Pakistan Resolution. So blinded you are with the love for the PPP that you fail to see who the real Bhutto are!

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