LAHORE - Mumtaz Bhutto, senior political leader from Sindh, called on Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif yesterday and shared views on the present political situation along with other matters of mutual interests.

The meeting of these two leaders is very important given the situation in Sindh where the PPP-led government is confronting the Centre on the powers of Rangers in Karachi operation.

Mumtaz Bhutto, who merged his Sindh National Front in the PML-N before the election but announced to take it out some four months ago when reportedly, he was not comfortable with the PML-N leadership on the promises made to him before the polls. His son Amir Buksh Bhutto had also quit as Adviser to the PM.

Last year the media named Mumtaz Bhutto, cousin of former prime minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, as replacing MQM-related Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ibad. But the replacement did not come about.

The current meeting is being looked by the observers in the background whispers of Governor Rule in Sindh.

Mumtaz Bhutto congratulated Shahbaz Sharif on splendid success of PML-N in local bodies’ elections.

The chief minister told Bhutto that PML-N government wanted equal progress and prosperity of all the provinces including Sindh. “We are taking along all political parties. We all have to jointly steer the country out of problems.”