BADIN - Estranged leader of the PML-N, Mumtaz Ali Bhutto said on Wednesday that he has been ‘unofficially expelled’ from the party for raising his voice in favour of Sindh. The former Sindh caretaker chief minister was speaking to reporters after offering his condolences on the demise of his old companion, Dr Ali Akber Bhurgri, in here on Wednesday.

Bhutto, who is a cousin of the late Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) founder Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and the chief of the Sindh National Front (SNF), had merged his nationalist party with the PML-N in May 2012 – a year before the PML-N came into power after sweeping the general elections.

But the nationalist leader had since developed serious differences with the Sharif brothers.

Bhutto said that he had joined the PML-N for the sake of Sindh and its people.

“I had raised my voice in favour of Sindh and for that reason, me and my son Amir Bakhsh Bhutto were unofficially expelled from the party,” he said.

Speaking on reports of an invitation to join the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, Bhutto said that he had always had friendly relations with party chairman Imran Khan, and that he had held a meeting with PTI Vice Chairman Shah Mehmood Qureshi a few days ago in Larkana in a very cordial atmosphere.