Islamabad (October 13, 2017): Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbassi has launched commemorative postage stamp in honor of one of the founding members of Jamiat-e-Ulema Islam, Maulana Mufti Mahmood.
The postage stamp has been launched in recognition of invaluable religious as well as political services of Maulana Mufti Mahmood.Among others, JUI-F Chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman and Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri attended the ceremony.
Maulana Mufti Mahmud was one of the founding members of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI) in Pakistan.
Born in January 1919, he received his religious education from Jamia Qasimiya in Moradabad, India. In 1941, he worked as a teacher in Isakhel, Mianwali.
In the 1970 General Elections, Mufti Mahmud had a landslide victory against Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto in the Dera Ismail Khan constituency.After the 1970 General Elections in Pakistan, he became the president of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam founded by Shabir Ahmed Usmani. His party went into a coalition with the National Awami Party & Pakistan Peoples Party for the 1970 General Elections.
On 1 March 1972, he was elected as the Chief Minister of the province of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa during the Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto regime in Pakistan. He, along with his cabinet, resigned in protest at the dismissal of the NAP – JUI (F) coalition government in Balochistan on 14 February 1973.