Islamabad: The federal government has sought resignation from Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad Khan, local media quoting sources reported today.

According to reports, the government holds the stance that after the allegations by executed convict Saulat Mirza, it is unsuitable for Dr Ebad to remain the Sindh governor. Sources said, Dr Ebad has asked for one month to resign from his position. Dr Ebad has said that he is currently occupied with some private engagements and after the completion of some left over responsibilities, he will resign.

Sources said that the Federal government has also taken the Sindh government into confidence, over the decision. According to sources, high level consultations have begun for the appointment of a new Sindh governor.

Earlier, MQM had announced to disown Ebad and demanded him to step down.

On other hand, federal government is considering names of Mushahidullah, Ghos Ali Shah and Sardar Mumtaz Bhutto for its new representative in the province, while the Prime Minster would nominate final name in few days, sources added.