Privatisation Commission Chairman and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Muhammad Zubair has confirmed his appointment as the new governor of Sindh.

Talking to a private news channel, the governor-designate said a summary in that regard was being prepared and a notification would be issued shortly.

He expressed his willingness to work for the speedy development and welfare of the province in collaboration with the provincial government of Pakistan People’s Party.

About his new assignment, he said it would be a huge responsibility and resolved that he would work to promote good governance in the province.

Muhammad Zubair observed that Karachi was an economic hub of Pakistan and further efforts would be made to turn it into a trajectory for economic activities in the whole region.

The announcement comes days after the death of Justice (r) Saeeduzzaman Siddiqui, the ailing Sindh governor who died at the age of 79 in Karachi.

Siddiqui had been appointed the governor on November 11 after the resignation of Dr Ishratul Ebad. He was admitted to a private hospital just days after taking the oath. He was the 31st governor of Sindh and his tenure lasted for just two months.