Third term's the charm: Qaim Ali Shah takes oath as Sindh CM

Published: May 30, 2013
Qaim Ali Shah takes oath as Sindh Chief Minister. PHOTO: EXPRESS

Qaim Ali Shah takes oath as Sindh Chief Minister. PHOTO: EXPRESS

KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party’s (PPP) Qaim Ali Shah was officially sworn in as the Chief Minister of Sindh on Thursday, Express News reported.

Shah was elected by the Sindh Assembly with 87 votes for an unprecedented third consecutive term as the provincial chief minister.

Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Syed Sardar Ahmed and Pakistan Muslim League-Functional leader (PML-F) Imtiaz Sheikh, also contesting the seat, received 48 and 18 votes, respectively.

Earlier on Thursday, PPP leaders Agha Siraj Durrani took oath as the Speaker and Shehla Raza as the Deputy Speaker of the Sindh Assembly.

Raza garnered a total of 86 votes to secure her position.

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  • Sindhi
    May 30, 2013 - 8:20PM

    isn’t there any young or capable person alive in whole sindh?


  • J
    May 30, 2013 - 8:25PM



  • Adnan Khan
    May 30, 2013 - 8:46PM

    Being loyal is good but being ignorant is fatal. I do not know when people will realise that the party they are loyal to is not the same PPP that was founded by Z. A. Bhutto. Even Bhutto wouldn’t have voted for this PPP leadership.


  • Ch. Allah Daad
    May 30, 2013 - 8:49PM

    Just like Qaim Ali Shah will be Sindh CM for life, so too will Mian Shahbaz Sharif as CM for Punjab. Both are very deserving of the post. Don’t know much about Sindh, but there is no one better, nor will there ever be, anyone better than his highness Mr. Shahbaz Sharif in Punjab.


  • PTI Karachi
    May 30, 2013 - 8:53PM

    PPP in govt. and MQM is opposite… they have effectively killed govt and real opposition.

    Sad days for Sindh ahead. We should vote for PTI to get rid of these people.


  • SRahman
    May 30, 2013 - 9:04PM

    It is unfortunate that Zardari did not learn anything from the disgraceful defeat. Nothing against Qaim Ali Shah but he did not deliver when the federal government and all parties were on his back. I had feeling that Zardari will show some signs of improvement after the wakeup call but I was wrong – they are doomed for self-destruction. Being as a diehard sympathizer of PPP, it is heart breaking to see the humiliation and deterioration of a national party.


  • Peer Sain
    May 30, 2013 - 9:23PM

    It is a pity a person who has not been able to give law and order to Sindh and just doesn’t care is made Chief Minister yet again. The kind of situation that prevails in Sindh and Karachi and he has been the CM throughout he should have shied away from becoming the Chief Minister. Shame is not a virtue he is known for. I am afraid he will do nothing for law and order and things will only get worse with time. Yet another sad day for the people of Sindh.


  • ashar
    May 30, 2013 - 9:24PM

    @Ch. Allah Daad:
    What about we exchange our capable CMs.


  • ashar
    May 30, 2013 - 9:29PM

    Please dont feel so bad its not your PPP its now PPZP, Pakistan Peoples Zardari Party


  • Aamir Ghaznavi
    May 30, 2013 - 9:32PM

    To me, its a black-day in the history of Pakistan especially Sindh.


  • Shaami
    May 30, 2013 - 9:35PM

    @Ch. Allah Daad: Your most comments on ET are mostly full of Ignorance. There are tons of Capable people in Punjab and Shahbaz sharif is nothing in front of them but unfortunately all of them belong from middle class and people of Punjab always reject middle class and that is why Mr Industrialist Shahbaz Sharif is going to be the chief minister of Punjab again. Also keep in mind that his all speeches, his facebook page and most of the projects on his name are actually maintained by a cadre of Highly educated professionals but Mr Shahbaz is known to took the credit for all the people on his name;.


  • Abid
    May 30, 2013 - 10:05PM

    PPP will disappear from Sindh as well if it continues to carry on like this.


  • yp misissauga
    May 30, 2013 - 10:40PM

    Will they ever learn? PPP lost mejestically in national assembly, if they carry on next five years same as last five, they will be booted out from provencial assembly too. Some never learns and it seems PPP is one of them.


  • just_someone
    May 30, 2013 - 10:45PM

    @Ch. Allah Daad:

    Dude, exactly how much do the Sharifs’ pay you since no reasonable person would make the kinds of comments you make about the PML-N or the Sharifs.


  • younus
    May 30, 2013 - 10:51PM

    Entire Sindh became Paris in his last term as CM. That is why he is elected again due to his best performance.


  • Sohrab
    May 30, 2013 - 10:57PM

    I feel very sorry for Sindh and KPK. Both provinces will suffer because they have got very young and energetic CMs.


  • Pakistani
    May 31, 2013 - 12:56AM

    @PTI-karachi: I feel bad for you as your one of those angels who have been brainwashed and yours minds infused with myths of friendly opposition. This may be true for PPP-PML-N muk muka but applying the same perception in every assembly is nothing but a clear example of insanity. If MQM is so greedy for power then they should have accepted PPP’s offer of coalition government in Sindh and get control of 4 to 5 ministries. Whether it be muk muka or whatever, it is much better than what your party did- form a coalition government with JI in KPK. Recommend

  • Asad
    May 31, 2013 - 1:27AM

    He is as loyal to Zardari as my left toe to my left foot.


  • Waseem
    May 31, 2013 - 3:44AM

    what a selection of people of Sindh! this is what they wanted so they deserve it. Stay in dark ages for next five years.


  • Awais
    May 31, 2013 - 5:22AM

    @Ch. Allah Daad:
    ” nor will there ever be, anyone better than his highness Mr. Shahbaz Sharif in Punjab”

    Raise your standards!


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