Murad Ali Shah nominated for Sindh chief minister’s slot


LAHORE: With the Pakistan People s Party (PPP) is all set to form the next government in Sindh for record fourth consecutive time, Murad Ali Shah has been picked to be the party s nominee for provincial chief minister, ARY News reported on Friday.

Addressing a press conference following PPP s Sindh parliamentary committee meeting, party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari said that Murad Ali Shah would be the party s candidate for Sindh chief minister.

“We will request him to take the responsibility of this post again. But this time round we have to beat our own record,” the former foreign minister noted.

Murad Ali Shah was first elected Sindh chief minister in 2016. After the 2018 general elections, he was nominated for the coveted office by his party.

Bilawal Bhutto also announced that Naveed Anthony would be the candidate for Sindh Assembly deputy speaker. He further said that Awais Shah would be the candidate for Sindh Assembly speaker.

In the Feb 8 general elections held on 130 general seats of the Sindh Assembly, the PPP had secured 87 seats, followed by the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan that bagged 28 seats, Grand Democratic Alliance and Jamaat-i-Islami two each and 11 independents backed by the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf.

The PPP enjoys a comfortable majority in the house and it doesn t need support from any other party to get its speaker, deputy speaker and chief minister elected.

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