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
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.