National Peoples Party

National Peoples Party

National Peoples Party

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The National Peoples Party (NPP) () is a political party in Pakistan most active in the province of Sindh and southern parts of Punjab. It was founded in 1986 by Ghulam Mustafa Jatoi after falling out with Benazir Bhutto and leaving her Pakistan Peoples Party.Crossette, Barbara,, The New York Times, November 13, 1988

In the 2008 Pakistani general elections the party managed to win only one seat in the National Assembly. Ghulam Mustafa's son Ghulam Murtaza Khan Jatoi won election in NA-211 Naushahro Feroze-I, holding the seat won in 2002 elections by Dr. Abdul Ghaffar Khan Jatoi under the National Alliance banner. The party also won 3 provincial seats, all in the Sindh province.

Formation

When the party was founded in 1986, Ghulam Mustafa Jatoi brought a number of political heavyweights from all over the country under the National Peoples Party banner. Among them were former PPP stalwarts and Punjab Chief Ministers Ghulam Mustafa Khar and Hanif Ramay, former federal ministers S.M. Zafar and Hamid Raza Gilani, Malik Hamid Sarfraz, Nawab Ghaus Bux Raisani, Kamal Azfar, Mian Sajid Pervaiz, Nafees Siddiqui, Rana Muhammad Hanif Khan, Akhtar Hussain Shah, Rabbani Khar and Aftab Shah Gilani. An attractive manifesto was prepared and the party was expected to shoot into prominence in no time due to the declining popularity of the Peoples Party at the time.

IJI Coalition

In September 1988, the newly-formed NPP, the center-right Pakistan Muslim League headed...
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