Karachi  -  Newly-elected Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah would take oath of his new responsibility today at Governor House in Karachi. The oath would be administered by the acting governor Sindh and Speaker Sindh Assembly Agha Siraj Durrani.

The ceremony scheduled for Saturday afternoon at the Governor House would be attended by top PPP leadership including PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, PPP Sindh Chapter President Nisar Ahmed Khuhro and other leaders. 

Members of the provincial assembly including those from opposition and treasury benches would participate in the oath-taking ceremony.

The chief secretary Sindh Azam Suleman Khan would lead the proceedings of the oath taking ceremony.

It is pertinent to mention here that Shah won the election of the chief minister slot on Thursday when he defeated the Grand Democratic Alliance leader Shaheryar Maher- a joint candidate of opposition alliance of MQM-P, GDA and PTI. Shah secured 97 votes as compared to 61 votes from his competitor through a division of house voting process.

Meanwhile, the members of the provincial cabinet are yet to be finalised and would not be taking oath on Saturday. The chief minister-elect has completed his work on the cabinet members and would be taking final nod from the top party leadership including Asif Zardari and Bilawal Bhutto before official announcement.

Those likely to be included in the cabinet are Azra Fazal Pechuhu, Mukesh Kumar Chawla, PPP Karachi Division President Saeed Ghani, former information minister Nasir Hussain Shah, Jam Khan Shoro, Sohail Anwar Sial, Malik Asad Sikander, Sardar Shah, Mumtaz Jakhrani, Muhammad Ali Malkani, Munawar Wasan, Pir Mujeeb ul Haq [son of former education minister Pir Mazhar ul Haq], Siraj Qasim Soomro, Awais Qadir Shah and Aziz Junejo.   

Meanwhile, former Information Minister Nasir Husasain Shah criticised caretaker government for carrying out transfer and postings in the province even after the elections and election of the chief executive of the province.

“After elections, they do not have the mandate for such acts as it is now the responsibility of the elected provincial government,” he said adding that it seems that all such posting were made on favouritism.



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