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PPP says not consulted over Governor Sindh’s removal

KARACHI: As the incumbent Governor Sindh Dr. Ishrat-ul-Ibad prepares to vacate the post, the Pakistan People’s Party on Wednesday said that it was not consulted over removal of the provincial governor.

Information Advisor Maulabux Chandio said that the federal government should have consulted them over the decision, and the appointment of the new governor. He decried the attitude of the government towards smaller provinces.

Earlier, Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah contacted the leadership of the party to discuss the political developments arising from the governor’s removal.

The PPP leadership has expressed displeasure that it was not taken into confidence over the governor’s removal, neither was it consulted about the appointment of his successor.

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The government has decided to remove Governor Sindh Dr. Ishratul Ibad from his position after almost fourteen years. Ibad is the longest serving governor in the history of Sindh.

The decision was taken during a meeting between Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and President Mamnoon Hussain at the Aiwan-e-Sadr in Islamabad.

Sources have confirmed former Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice (retired) Saeed-uz-Zaman Siddiqui would be elevated to the position. The incumbent governor is preparing to vacate the post within the next three days.



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