KARACHI: Oath taking ceremony of the new Sindh governor Justice (R) Saeed-uz-Zaman took place on Friday at the Governor House.
Chief Justice Sindh High Court (SHC) Sajjad Ali Shah administered the oath to the newly-appointed Sindh governor, after which he would formally take charge of his responsibilities.
Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah, Sindh Assembly speaker Agha Siraj Durrani, DG NAB Colonel Siraj Naeem and several other ministers attended the ceremony.
The decision to replace the governor for Sindh was made at a recent meeting between President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Geo News learnt. After which, the Presidency issued a notification of Zaman's instatement as Governor on Wednesday.
Zaman has remained the Chief Justice of Pakistan from July 1999 till December 2005. During the former dictator General (Retd) Pervez Musharraf's rule Zaman refused to take oath under the Provisional Constitutional Order (PCO).
In 2008 he ran as a presidential candidate from Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz.
Governor House is now pure: Nehal Hashmi
Speaking to journalists after the oath taking ceremony Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz senator Nehal Hashmi said that the Governor House had now become pure after a new governor had been appointed.
"The last sign of terrorism has been removed from the governor house," he said adding that 14 years ago a representative of Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan founder was made governor.
He added that the new governor will help maintain peace in the city.
"Anti-Pakistan people with the help of Musharraf managed to occupy the Governor House. Now people who love PML-N are in the governor house," he said.
Ebad leaves Karachi for Dubai
Dr Ishratul Ebad vacated the Sindh Governor's official residence and flew to Dubai from Karachi airport early Friday, after being replaced by Justice (R) Saeed uz Zaman.
Ebad left the Governor House in wee hours of Friday with complete protocol to reach the airport.
Praying for Karachi`s peace in his last-minute-talk with media persons at Karachi airport, the former governor appealed people to pray for his well-being. He, however, declined to comment on his future plans and return to country.
Dr Ishratul Ebad was replaced by Justice (R) Saeed-uz-Zaman, after serving as Sindh governor for 14 years.