Ghulam Murtaza Jatoi

Ghulam Murtaza Khan Jatoi son of Ghulam Mustafa Jatoi was born on 4 September 1958 at Village New Jatoi, District Naushahro Feroze. His father was also renowned politicians and remained care taker Prime Minister in 1989. He got his primary education from Grand Folks School and St. Patrick's College whereas; he passed graduation and Masters from Sindh University Jamshoro. Reportedly, he joined Petaro Cadet College in 1972 but he left it after one month or so. He also spent two years at San Jacinto College in Texas but he could not acquire bachelor degree from the college.  
Ghulam Murtaza joined his political career in 1979 after elected as Chairman District Council of Nawabshah. Later, he contested on provincial assembly seat for the first time in 1988 and was elected as member Sindh Assembly. Subsequently, he was appointed as minister for Sindh Government and he remained on this seat from 1988 - 1990. Ghulam Murtaza jatoi was elected as member of national assembly for first time during general elections 1990. After winning as MNA, he was appointed as Minister of Communications from 1990 to 1992. He was reelected as MNA for second time during general elections 1993 and was appointed as Minister for Overseas Pakistanis for a sometime.
Ghulam Murtaza contested on the seat of provincial assembly in general elections 1997 and became MPA again subsequently; he was appointed as provincial minister for Irrigation. As per reports, he had to contest general elections in 2000 but he was ineligible due to not having Bachelor degree, therefore he had sit in exams at Sindh University Jamshoro; later he acquired degree of Bachelor as well as Masters. Afterwards, he became provincial member of Sindh Assembly during bye elections held during 2004. He had also took the charge as Advisor to Chief Minister Sindh on Agriculture and remained on this seat from 2004 - 2007. After death of his father Ghulam Mustafa Jatoi in Nov 2009, he took over his father’s party command and became party president of NPP.
Ghulam Murtaza was reelected as member of National Assembly for third time during general elections 2008. Later, he merged his party (National Peoples Party) with PML-N of Nawaz Sharif.
Ghulam Murtaza was reelected as member of National Assembly during general elections of 2013 and was appointed as Minister of Industries and Production in Sharif's third government.  However, he had left ministerial office during July 2017 when federal cabinet was disbanded due to resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Panama Papers case. However, he took over charge of Industry and Production again after becoming Shahid Khaqan Abbasi as Prime Minister during August 2017, which he left on 31 May 2018, after dissolution of National Assembly due to expiration of its term.
Before commencement of General election 2018, he merged National Peoples Party with Grand Democratic Alliance (GDA) which was recently emerged before general elections, subsequently; he contested as member of national assembly from NA-212 constituency on GDA seat but he lost after winning the constituency by Zulifqar Ali Behan belonging to Pakistan Peoples Party.
Ghulam Murtaza Jatoi has four children. He has ancestral lands and other property at his hometown New Jatoi, however he mostly lives Karachi where his other family members are also settled.

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