INTRODUCTION AND HISTORY                        

     Maulana Mufti Mahmud  مولانا مفتى محمود), an ethnic Marwat Pashtun hailing from Abdul Khel, was born in January 1919 in Paniala, Dera Ismail Khan District, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, province of Pakistan. He was an Islamic scholar and political activist. He got his early education from Duband .He taught for some year at Khirul Madares in  Multan..He did his marriage in 1946.Maulana Fazal-ur-Rehman is his son and was the leader of opposition in Pakistan.He selected MNA in 1962.

He was a tall, dignified a broad fore head, dark brown eyes, fair complexion, sharp features, neat and clean in habits; great orator ,kind, wise and cheerful disposition. He had a versatile nature and composition,so;he was the name of a perfect man.

He fought in the Indian Independence Movement during the 1940s. He was a close ally of the Indian National Congress at the time and opposed the demand for Pakistan. Even after the Partition of India, when he moved to Pakistan, he remained a bitter enemy of the Muslim League.

After the 1970 General Elections, he became the president of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam founded by Moulana Shabir Ahmed Usmani. And into a coalition with the National Awami Party & Pakistan Peoples Party. On March 1, 1972, he was elected as the Chief Minister of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. He along with his cabinet resigned in protest at the dismissal of the NAP - JUI (F) coalition government in Balochistan on 14 February 1973.He was the CM of KPK for 9 months only , but during his government he changed the basic unislamic  rules and reguations.

He supported Afghan-Jihad against USSR (see also Soviet-Afghan War).

He died on 14 October 1980. He was buried in Abdul Khel, Paniala, his home town.

Traditionally Dera politics has been dominated by Jamiat Ullema Islam because of the charismatic and dynamic personality of Maulana Mufti Mahmood His struggle for Party.

At that time Mullana Mufti Mehmood became very cautious and was thinking how to bring the Ulama on one plat form.He played positive role for the Muslims of Pakistan : and to save Pakistan from secular state. Therefore, he called the meeting of Ulama in 1956 in Multan, it was given the name of Ulama Convention. He stressed the Ulama for positive Politics in Pakistan .At that time those Ulama were present : who were not in favor of the division on Indo Pakistan they were not given positive attitude in the society (1947 -1956), but Mullana Mufti Mehmood was the man who abolished all this differences.In this convention they gave asseret to restore and to expedite the role of Ulama in the Politics of Pakistan.

            In 1956 Mullana Ahmad Ali Lahori was selected the first Amir of JUI, Mullana Ghoos Hazarwi was selected general secrtary (Nazimi Amomi) , and Mullana Mufti Mehmood selected central Naib Amir . From that very time the JUI became very strong  and markable party in Pakistan.Under the ages of JUI ON June 28, 29. and 30 in 1957 a Jehad confrence was held. In this confrence they announced th election manifesto At the time of election Mullana Ahmad Ali Lahori , MullanaGhoos Hazarvi and Mullana Muhammad Ali Jalan Dri addressed the public meetings and they got the sympothy of the common peple.On Februry 23 1962 Mullana Ahmad Ali Lahori was died.

             After the death of Mullana Muhammad Ali Lahori , Mullana Abdullah Darkhwasti became the Amir of JUI. He was very expert in Hadith He had learnt by heart almost 3000 Hadith.He also addressed many public meetings in 1974.He also took part against Qadyani in 1974. Mullana Mufti Mehmood  and Mullana Ghoos Hazarvi worked hard at that time and they prepared the Ulama for general election in 1970, they successeded from NWFP and Balochistan. In this election JUI became third biggest party in Pakistan .From Taxilla , Rawalpindi Mullana Dawood from Jehlam Mullana Abdullah Teef , Sargodaha, Qari Abdu Samigh , Kalar Koot Hafiz Sira Judden, Gujran Walla Mufti AAbdul Wahid, from Lahore Mullana Ubidullah , Allama Khali succssedded .From that dramatc changing , the situation came under the control of Ulama: till 1976 the public were not in favor of Bhtoo. At that time the public were not ready to impose Bhtoosim on theme. So, they stood side by side with Ulama