Bashir Ahmed Sarki
Bashir Sarki, full name Haji Bashir Ahmed Sarki, was born in the small town of Thul on 13 March 1951, and belongs to the udi village in Jacobabad (Sindhi: جیکب آباد) Sindh, Pakistan. Its geographical coordinates are 28° 12' 0" North, 68° 47' 0" East and its original name (with diacritics) is Udi. He is considered to be one of the most powerful Feudal Lords of the district and belongs from the historic Sarki dynasty of Sindh, which was formerly known as the Sharqi empire of Jaunpur. He holds a title of Vadera, meaning Lord, which he inherited from his forefathers, who were once the rulers of Jaunpur, which is now a part of India. He is reported to be the key person behind the major political decisions taken in the locality.
Early life and political career
He began his political career from the age of 24 behind the leadership of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, former President and Prime minister of Pakistan. He was the covering candidate of the Pakistan Peoples Party candidate Mir Hassan Khosa in the 1988 election and was later appointed as the Chairman of Treasury for Thul taluka in 1990. He was elected as the central President of Pakistan Peoples Haree Committee, Sindh (PHCS) in 1998 and served on this post till 27 November 2007, when he was controversially suspended from the office by the then President of People’s Party Sindh, Syed Qaim Ali Shah who is the acting Chief Minister of Sindh, with allegations of helping his nephew and former Inter-Provincial Co-ordination minister of the centrist Pakistan Muslim League (Q), Dr. Sohrab Sarki, win the election against the candidate of PPP. He was the National Assembly of Pakistan covering candidate of the nominee Mir Hazar Khan Bijarani in the constituency NA-209 Jacobabad-II and also the provincial assembly covering candidate of the nominee Mir Hassan Khosa, constituency PS-15 Jacobabad-III who was contesting his nephew and is seen as the person responsible for the tension between him and Syed Qaim Ali Shah.
Bashir Ahmed Sarki has two sons and one daughter.
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