Jeay Sindh Muttahida Mahaz (JSMM) Central Secretary General Muzaffar Bhutto was among the missing persons of Sindh, as he was kidnapped from National Highway near Saeedabad Town on February 25 last year.
The family members had been staging demonstrations and a petition had also been filed in the Sindh High Court for recovery of Muzaffar. The slain leader has left a widow, two sons and a daughter.
The body was brought to Civil Hospital Hyderabad by some people who disappeared after leaving the body. Later, the relatives identified the body.
The body was later sent to Sehwan, his hometown, where he would be laid to rest.
It may be mentioned that mystery still shrouds the death of Bashir Khan who passed away early on April 6 near Sakrand Town of Nawabshah district on the way from hometown Ratodero to Karachi. The Jeay Sindh Muttahida Mahaz leadership suspected poisoning Khan to death.
The nationalist organisations had been agitating for conducting the analysis of viscera by international experts, which the former Home Minister Manzoor Wasan had agreed but he was sent abroad reportedly on forced leave.
The Jeay Sindh Muttahida Mahaz leadership contended that Khan was targeted after he organised a successful public rally in Karachi on March 23.
The reports of death of Muzaffar sparked reaction in different cities and towns of Sindh.
In Qasimabad, Hyderabad and Kotri, the JSMM activists resorted to aerial firing after which the shops and other businesses were closed.
In Dokri Town, three persons sustained injuries when the enraged people started firing. One of the injured Muhammad Zada succumbed to injuries at the hospital. The Larkana was also completely shut after the news spread in the area. The aerial firing was also reported from different areas. Similarly, all the commercial activities came to standstill in Nawabshah, Sakrand and Qazi Ahmed towns where the aerial firing created panic. Demonstrations were also held at different places. All the shops at Sakrand Road, Hospital Road, Moni Bazaar, Chakra Bazaar, Masjid Road, Liaquat Market and other areas were shut.
The Jeay Sindh Muttahida Mahaz workers alleged that secret agencies were involved in killing of their leader.
Meanwhile, Jeay Sindh Muttahida Mahaz Vice Chairman Zain Bhutto condemned the murder of Muzaffar Bhutto.
Jeay Sindh Qaumi Mahaz Acting Chairman Dr Niaz Kalani has announced strike in Sindh on Wednesday (today) to condemn the murder of nationalist leader, demanding government arrest the killers of the leader.