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Ghulam Mustafa Jatoi

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Ghulam Mustafa Jatoi Sindhi:غلام مصطفا جتوئيUrdu: غلام مصطفى جتوئی‬‎ was a Pakistani politician, and was Prime Minister of Pakistan in an acting capacity for three months, from 6 August 1990 to 6 November 1990 Ghulam Mustafa Jatoi's ancestors were Murids of the Pir's of Sarhandi


  • 1 Early life
  • 2 Politics
  • 3 Interim Prime Minister
  • 4 Family
  • 5 Death
  • 6 External links
  • 7 References

Early life

Ghulam Mustafa Jatoi was born in New Jatoi, Naushehro Feroze District, Sindh He was the eldest of four brothers, and his grandfather, Khan Bahadur Imam Bux Khan Jatoi, was a member of the Bombay Legislative Assembly in 1923, 1927 and 1931 At the time there were only four members representing the entire present Province of Sindh

His father Ghulam Rasool Jatoi was a member of the Sindh Legislative Assembly twice in 1946 and again 1952, after which one unit was imposed in West Pakistan

Jatoi was educated at Karachi Grammar School and passed his senior Cambridge In 1952, he went to England for his bar at law, but had to return home within one year due to his father's serious illness

Mr Jatoi was an active leader in politics He was one of the founding members of Pakistan Peoples Party along with Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto He was one of Bhutto's closest confidants till Bhutto's execution in 1979 He remained associated with the PPP till 1986 when he formed his own party with its emblem of a tractor, becoming one of Pakistan's political leaders with his own political party


Jatoi was elected to the first Provincial Assembly of West Pakistan in 1956 He has also serves as chairman District Board of Nawabshah District in 1952, holding the distinction of being the youngest District Board chairman on the South Asia

Jatoi along with ZA Bhutto and other politicians formed Pakistan People's Party in 1967 He has been elected to the National Assembly of Pakistan in 1962, 1965, 1970, 1989, 1990, 1993 and 1997 He has also been elected to the Sindh Provincial Assembly in 1973 and 1977

He held the Portfolios of Political Affairs, Ports and Shipping, Communications, Petroleum and Natural Resources, Information Technology, Railways & Telecommunications in the Federal Government headed by Prime Minister Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto In 1973, he was elected Chief Minister of Sindh, and held this office till 1977 He has the distinction of being the longest serving Chief Minister of Sindh since the birth of Pakistan After the imposition of Martial Law, Jatoi remained associated with the Movement for Restoration of Democracy MRD Twice he was arrested in 1983 and 1985

Later, he founded the National Peoples Party A number of political heavyweights from all over the country were brought into the National People's Party, launched under the chairmanship of Ghulam Mustafa Jatoi Among them were Ghulam Mustafa Khar, Haneef Ramay, Hamid Raza Gilani and Kamal Azfar An attractive manifesto was prepared and the party was expected to gain prominence due to the declining popularity of the Peoples Party at the time

The NPP and the PML, then headed by Muhammad Khan Junejo, along with seven other political parties, contested the 1988 elections from the platform of the Islami Jamhoori Ittehad The PPP won the bout, though with a thin majority

Interim Prime Minister

He was the Founder President of Islami Jamhoori Ittehad IJI formed in 1988 In 1989, he was elected to the National Assembly in by-elections from Kot Addu Jatoi was subsequently elected leader of the combined opposition parties in the National Assembly in 1989

Mr Jatoi was appointed Prime Minister after the dismissal of the Benazir Bhutto government on corruption and incompetence charges by President Ghulam Ishaq Khan In protest at the autocratic tendencies of the Nawaz Sharif, the then Prime Minister, Mr Jatoi joined hands with the opposition led by Bhutto in launching a movement against the Sharif government, resulting in its dismissal in 1993

The NPP contested the 1993 elections and later joined the Benazir Bhutto government as a coalition partner till the Governments dismissal in 1996 by the PPP President Farooq Leghari In the 2002 general election, it was the dominant partner in a new group called the National Alliance which was chaired by him The National Alliance won 16 seats in the national Assembly, 16 seats in the Sindh Assembly and three Senate seats


In the 2008 election his son Ghulam Murtaza Khan Jatoi won election in NA-211 Naushahro Feroze-I under the banner of the National Peoples Party, defeating the runner-up PPP candidate and holding the seat won in 2002 by Dr Abdul Ghaffar Khan Jatoi under the National Alliance banner His other son, Arif Mustafa Jatoi Former Food and Agriculture Minister won PS-19 and another son, Masroor Jatoi won PS-23, both Provincial Assembly Seats The Youngest son is Senator Asif Mustafa Jatoi This has set a record wherein four sons are simultaneously present in all three Legislative forums, ie Provincial Assembly, National Assembly and Senate


Ghulam Mustafa Jatoi died in London on Friday November 2009 after a protracted illness at the age of 78

External links

  • Chronicles Of Pakistan
Political offices
Preceded by
Mumtaz Bhutto
Chief Minister of Sindh
Succeeded by
Ghous Ali Shah
Preceded by
Benazir Bhutto
Prime Minister of Pakistan

Succeeded by
Nawaz Sharif


  1. ^ http://wwwthesindhtimescom/pak/former-caretaker-prime-minister-ghulam-mustafa-jatoi-passes-away/

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