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PM Launches Commemorative Stamp of Mufti Mahmud

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.

A special ceremony to this effect was held in Islamabad on Friday.

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.

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