ISLAMABAD/KARACHI: Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) leader Muhammad Zubair Umar has confirmed his appointment as 32nd governor of Sindh province, ARY News reported.
Speaking exclusively to ARY News, Umar confirmed that he is being appointed as next governor of the province, adding that his top priority as a governor will be to make Karachi a regional economic center.
ARY News correspondent Azhar Farooq reported that the summary regarding Zubair’s appointment as Governor Sindh has been sent to President Mamnoon Hussain for approval.
The office of governor Sindh fell vacant after the former governor Saeed-uz-Zaman Siddiqui’s death on January 11. He only served for two months as the province’s governor.
Muhammad Zubair, who is currently serving as Minister of State for Privatization, is considered a close confidant of prime minister Nawaz Sharif. He is the elder brother of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) central executive committee member, Asad Umar.