Thursday, September 24, 2009

Meraj Muhammad Khan, Founding Member PPP

Meraj Muhammad Khan is a political leader in Pakistan. A founding member of the Pakistan Peoples Party of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto he served as Federal Minister for Manpower in the first PPP government (1972-1977), falling out with Bhutto in 1975 he was arrested and imprisoned in solitary confinement till his release in 1977. He later joined the Movement for Restoration of Democracy and was a prominent democratic activist and leftist leader in the 1980s.

Meraj Muhammad Khan joined Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf headed by Imran Khan in 1998 but resigned from the party in 2003 citing differences with Khan. He then joined Mazdoor Kissan Party which later merged with Communist Party of Pakistan to form Communist Mazdoor Kissan Party.