PPP decides to let go: Sindh CM Qaim Ali Shah to be replaced

PPP spokesperson Senator Farhatullah Babar says decision taken during a party meeting in Dubai


Hafeez Tunio July 24, 2016
CM Sindh Qaim Ali Shah. PHOTO: NNI

KARACHI: The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) has decided to make changes in Sindh cabinet and bring in a new chief minister for the province, replacing Syed Qaim Ali Shah.

According to a statement by party spokesperson Senator Farhatullah Babar, the decision was taken during a party meeting in Dubai on Sunday.

PPP’s top leadership flew to the UAE on Saturday evening to hold discussions with Zardari on extension in Rangers’ special powers, among other issues.

Former President Asif Ali Zardari and PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari were present in the meeting along with CM Shah.

Rangers not to act without CM’s consent

Bilawal is scheduled to return to Karachi in the next few days to meet party MPAs before finalising changes in the Sindh cabinet, added the statement.

According to reports on social media, Syed Murad Ali Shah will take charge as the next provincial chief minister.



Shah became the Sindh chief minister for the first time during Benazir Bhutto’s first tenure in 1988. He held the same position later from 2008-2013, and became Sindh CM for the third time again in 2013.

COMMENTS (22)

NDA | 5 years ago | Reply @Whatacountry: It is Asif Ali Zardari who is playing the game. Sindh and country better be prepared for a bumpy road in relations with the Federation and the Military. Confrontation is in the air.
Whatacountry | 5 years ago | Reply Is this democracy? This is an insult to the Provincial Assembly. Why is he being removed? Only PA can remove him if he was incompetent. No individual has the authority to do so. Punjab has similar anamoly where one man and only his family can be CM!
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