PPP’s Murad Ali Shah elected as new Sindh CM

Published: July 29, 2016
Murad Ali Shah (C). PHOTO: PPI

Murad Ali Shah (C). PHOTO: PPI

The Sindh Assembly elected on Friday Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Murad Ali Shah as the province’s new chief minister.

“The total votes cast today in the assembly were 91, out of which MPA Khurram Sher Zaman received three votes and MPA Murad Ali Shah secured 88 votes,” Sindh Assembly Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani said while addressing lawmakers.

PPP names Murad Ali Shah as new Sindh chief minister

According to Express News, Zaman, a Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) MPA in Sindh, was the only member who contested the election for the post of provincial chief minister against PPP’s Shah.

Other opposition parties, including Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and Pakistan Muslim League-Functional (PML-F) did not nominate any candidate for the chief ministership.

“I declare Murad Ali Shah, who has secured the highest number of votes, as leader of the house and invite him to take his seat,” the speaker said.

The newly-elected CM will take oath of the office of the provincial chief minister at the Governor House later in the evening.

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Shah had taken oath of a minister in November 2014 after he was declared an unopposed winner from PS-73 (Jamshoro) in the elections held in the same month.

Previously an adviser to the CM, Shah had surrendered his Canadian citizenship and submitted relevant documents in the court to contest the elections.

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Reader Comments (5)

  • Whatacountry
    Jul 29, 2016 - 5:59PM

    Nothing could be silliar than the method adopted by Sindh Assembly Speaker to elect new CM. Each candidate was allotted separate rooms where his ballot box was placed. This is supposed to be a secret ballot but Agha Siraj ensured that it is open. This is how these people insult their type of democracy. But Siraj did get the pleasure of pleasing his employer in Dubai.Recommend

  • Muhammad Shafiq
    Jul 29, 2016 - 8:54PM

    By changing face it does not mean that system has changed.

    Shah’s are born to rule, not to serve the masses, though they say so, but one can’t deny the fact.

    Murad Ali Shah’s actual task is how to win 2018 general election in Sindh and form PPP’s government for next five years.

    This is the only agenda dictated to Murad Ali Shah by Asif Ali Zardar and Bilawal Bhutto Zadari.

    PPP wants to remain in power for an indefinite period by hook or crook.Recommend

  • Aamir - Toronto
    Jul 29, 2016 - 10:01PM

    It was expected but kudos to PTI for not turning their back like MQM !!!

    @Whatacountry……you nailed it bro / sis !!!! Recommend

  • zahid
    Jul 30, 2016 - 12:39AM

    Murad Ali Shah has graduated from Ned and Stanford we should give him the benefit of doubt. You don’t graduate from Ned unless you are top class so he’s not a dummy. Party’s are not as powerful as they used to be so it may serve him best to do good for the country and keep his independence. I’m going to keep an open mind. Recommend

  • Jul 30, 2016 - 1:53AM

    Congratulations, Sir. Sindhu Desh is now possible in near future.Recommend

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