Syed Jalal Mahmood Shah, 7717/Iqbal

Syed Jalal Mahmood Shah 2009

By Kazi Zulkader Siddiqui, 671/Latif

Syed Jalal Mahmood Shah, kit no. 7717/Iqbal House joined Cadet College Petaro in 1976 in 7th class and left the college in 1982 after completing his Intermediate.

He was born on 25 February 1964 at Sann, District Dadu, and was married to Mrs. Kulsoom. They have five children.

Jalal Mahmood Shah is the son of Syed Imdad Muhammad Shah, a leader of PONM (Pakistan Oppressed Nations Movement) and ex-MPA Sindh Assembly. He is grandson of the late politician G.M. Syed who was the founder of the Jeay Sindh Movement.

After leaving Petaro, Jalal Mahmood Shah studied to be an engineer and graduated from Mehran University in 1987.

In the 1990s, he entered into politics as a part of his family tradition. His first bout in elections was in 1997 when he was elected to the Sindh Provincial Assembly. He was also elected as the Deputy Speaker of the Assembly in 1997. He became the acting Speaker of the Sindh Provincial Assembly from 1998-1999 until it was dissolved by Gen. Musharraf.

Jalal Mahmood Shah announced the formation of the Sindh United Party (SUP) in December 2006. The party seeks autonomy for Sindh within the federation of Pakistan, and seeking real rights for the people of Sindh. Jalal has remained the President of this party ever since its formation. He is considered to be a very important leader amongst the Sindhi population.

Syed Jalal Mahmood Shah 2010

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