Karachi: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah and Opposition Leader Rana Ansar on Monday agreed to appoint Justice (retd) Maqbool Baqar as the interim CM.
“After three-day consultations between Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah and Leader of Opposition in the dissolved provincial assembly Rana Ansar, the two have agreed on the appointment of retired justice Maqbool Baqar as caretaker chief minister,” read a statement issued by the CM House.
“The summary for the formal appointment of Justice Baqar has immediately been forwarded to the Sindh governor Kamran Khan Tessori,” the statement added.
Karachi Mayor Murtaza Wahab, who was also the Sindh government spokesperson, confirmed that there was agreement on Baqar's name.
The MQM-P’s spokesperson said that the party has approved the name of Justice (retd) Baqar as the interim CM.