PPP decides to bring in new CM in Sindh

PPP decides to bring in new CM in Sindh

ISLAMABAD/KARACHI: The outgoing Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah reached Karachi from Dubai on Monday, a day after he was informed that he will be removed from office.

Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) on Sunday decided to make significant changes in the Sindh cabinet including bringing in a new Chief Minister.

According to a PPP handout, the decision was taken when senior leaders of the party met with former President and PPP co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari and chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari in Dubai on Sunday. 

Speaking to Geo News, Qaim Ali Shah said that a new name for the position of chief minister had not been finalized yet. "I served my people with sincerity. The people should decide how my tenure was," he said.

He added that the party would decide his future responsibilities.

Unconfirmed reports suggest that the PPP leadership has decided to nominate Murad Ali Shah as its new chief minister. Sources said that the decision came from the young chairman Bilawal who wants to induct new blood in the PPP leadership.

Major reshuffles are expected in the Sindh cabinet after Qaim Ali Shah hands in his resignation at a party meeting on Tuesday. According to sources, Sharmila Farooqi and Interior Minister Suhail Anwar Siyal will not make it to the new cabinet.

Names of Nisar Khuhro and Agha Siraj Durrani are being considered for the slot of Sindh interior minister.

Dr Sikandar Mandhro is expected to take the up responsibilities of Speaker Sindh Assembly. Currently Agha Siraj Durrani is speaker for the Sindh Assembly.

Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari is scheduled to return to Karachi early in the week starting from Monday to meet party’s provincial leaders and Member’s of Sindh Assembly before finalising changes in the Sindh cabinet, said the handout.

It further said that PPP has decided to make organisational changes in Azad Jammu and Kashmir.

Zardari especially flew from London to Dubai on Thursday to have consultations with the Sindh CM and with his top aides.

The top leadership of the PPP flew to Dubai yesterday to meet former President and discuss critical matters.