Ameer Baksh Bhutto has vowed to try and resolve the disputes among the Bhutto community “so that [they] get united to face [their] opponents”.
Ameer Baksh is the elder son of veteran politician Sardar Mumtaz Ali Bhutto. He was speaking at his dastarbandi ceremony, which was held at Abad Bhutto village near Larkana on Sunday. The ceremony was attended by sardars (chieftains) of various communities apart from a large number of Bhutto community members. Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Junior, son of Mir Murtaza Bhutto, also participated in the event and was given a standing ovation when he entered the area. Dua was made at the very outset for Mumtaz, who died on July 18. First turn at the turban was given to Sardar Amir Khan Bhutto, second to Rasul Bux Bhutto, third to his younger brother Ali Hyder Bhutto, fourth to Zulfiqar Junior and so on.
While addressing the gathering, Ameer Baksh said, “I will stand by the Bhutto community in difficult times. The sardari system has always been criticized with the claim that sardars are illiterate and uneducated but I say that had there been no sardari system, this country would have been destroyed.” He said 70 percent of the country is dependent on agriculture but no facility has been given to growers and tillers. “Just 30 percent of the agriculturists are enjoying all the facilities,” said Ameer Baksh.
“We need to be united. There is no platform for the landlords despite the fact that every institution has its unions,” he observed and added that he’ll try to form a union after consulting sardars, nawabs and landlords. He also vowed to try and resolve the disputes among the Bhutto community “so that [they] get united to face [their] opponents”.