Shah inducts 19 more members in Sindh cabinet

Published: August 7, 2016
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Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah, along with newly inducted members of Sindh cabinet, talks to media outside Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah's mausoleum in Karachi on Sunday, August 7, 2016. PHOTO: NNI

Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah, along with newly inducted members of Sindh cabinet, talks to media outside Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah's mausoleum in Karachi on Sunday, August 7, 2016. PHOTO: NNI

KARACHI: Just a week after the Sindh government, led by its newly-elected Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, appointed a 17-member cabinet, it added 19 more members to its fleet.

The new members, including nine ministers and 10 special advisers, took oath during a ceremony at Sindh Governor’s House on Sunday.

New members of Sindh cabinet before taking oath at Sindh Governor’s House on Sunday, August 7, 2016. PHOTO: EXPRESS

With the induction of 19 more members to the Sindh cabinet in the second phase, the total number of members will stand at 36.

Winds of change: Sindh cabinet gets seven new faces among 17 members

New members of Sindh cabinet before taking oath at Sindh Governor’s House on Sunday, August 7, 2016. PHOTO: EXPRESS

According to an official handout released by the Sindh government, the new ministers who took oath of their offices include: Manzoor Wassan, Mir Hazar Khan, Imdad Pitafi, Fayaz But, Mohammad Ali Malani, Mumtaz Jakhrani, Nasir Shah, Mohammad Bux Maher and Jam Ikram.

Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ibad Khan administers oath to nine new ministers of Sindh cabinet at the Governor’s House on Sunday, August 7, 2016. PHOTO: NNI

Rehana Leghari, Nadir Khwaja, Burhan Chandio, Abid Bhai, Taimoor Talpur, Syed Qasim Naveed, Umer Rehman Malik, Baber Effendi, Zulfikar Bihan, Shahid Thahim and Naveed Anthony took oath as Special Assistants.

After the first phase of the induction of cabinet members, the provincial government was expected to make a decision regarding important portfolios, including home, finance, irrigation, works and services and planning and development.

There were also reports that Shah was interested in retaining the home, finance and planning departments while the rest would be allotted to members.

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Reader Comments (9)

  • nazeer maznani
    Aug 7, 2016 - 6:18PM

    Uff….again the size of cabinet expansion just to make happy all…What this elephant size cabinet has contributed in overall development of the province in which the sitting CM was also part of.
    It is our wish that these politicians really contribute in the provincial development instead of pocketing themselves or those who have made them part of this enthusiastic team..Recommend

  • Aftab Islam
    Aug 7, 2016 - 6:44PM

    If America with a population of 315 million can be governed by a cabinet of 15 why does Sindh with a population of 55 million require 36 ministers?
    That tells you why Pakistan remains a poor third world countryRecommend

  • Motiwala
    Aug 7, 2016 - 6:45PM

    There are no Muhajjirs in the cabinet. The largest ethnic group
    in Karachi and Hyderabad. Good luck to to the “alleged” Chief
    Minister. Just another bag holder for the thugs who are looting
    the province of Sindh. Specially the ATM machine known as the
    City of Karachi.Recommend

  • Brainy Bhaijan
    Aug 7, 2016 - 9:29PM

    Should have made it an even 20 or perhaps they would when they oath in an additional 50 or so members next month.Recommend

  • imran ali
    Aug 7, 2016 - 9:46PM

    Pure rural sindhi cabinet no representation of 45%population…from urban areaRecommend

  • Napier Mole
    Aug 8, 2016 - 12:30AM

    One remembers 1937 elections. Congress eon but instead of playing fair with Muslims, it went on a one sided ride. Muslim League surged back, asked for Pakistan and got it eventually. The rural sunshine elite obviously never studied history.Recommend

  • Careful reader
    Aug 8, 2016 - 1:33AM

    This policy of segregating and discriminating against the Urdu speaking population will eventually lead to a civil war.Recommend

  • Wali
    Aug 8, 2016 - 3:50AM

    36 strong cabinet is just far too excessive and a burden on exchequer. The cabinet sure doesn’t need to be that size to function properly. In fact it only creates more problems for efficiency and organisation besides the addded cost.Recommend

  • SindhSapoot
    Aug 8, 2016 - 7:29AM

    @Motiwala:
    Haters will hate and deny the facts but there are five ministers/advisors from Karachi – Saeed Ghani, Murtaza Wahab, Anthony Naveed, Shamim Mumtaz and Irum Khalid. Despite PPP’s low seats in Karachi, they have gone above the board to adjust 5 able persons in Cabinet. Kudos! Now ethnic hate-filled propaganda must stop. BTW May I ask how many MQM ministers were from other communities – ZERO!

    Please let’s talk about unity, harmony and integration, together we build a better Sindh and prosperous Pakistan.

    P.S. Thanks Mr. Editor for accepting message. Don’t silence our voice.Recommend

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