Mohammad Zubair named new Sindh governor

The post fell vacant after the death of Justice (retd) Saeeduzzaman Siddiqui on January 11

News Desk January 30, 2017
Chairman of Pakistan's Privatisation Commission Mohammad Zubair. PHOTO: REUTERS

Chairman Privatisation Commission (PC) Mohammad Zubair has been chosen for the post of Sindh governor.

According to Express News, Zubair, elder brother of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Asad Umar, was named for the position by the ruling PML-N for his soft spoken image and ability to deal with the emerging political situation in Karachi.

A notification in this regard is expected soon.

Sindh governor Justice (retd) Saeeduzzaman Siddiqui passes away

The post of the provincial head fell vacant after the death of the serving Sindh governor Justice (retd) Saeeduzzaman Siddiqui on January 11.

The former Supreme Court judge, who replaced Ishratul Ibad Khan as the 31st governor of Sindh, fell ill soon after taking oath of the Governor’s office.

A graduate of the Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi, Zubair is a former chairman of the Board of Investment, and has also served in IBM from 1981-2007.

“Pakistan can only accelerate in growth if Karachi is able to play its role towards development,” he told Geo News.

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