Murad Ali Shah takes oath as Sindh CM

Murad Ali Shah takes oath as Sindh CM

Karachi (Staff Report): Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Syed Murad Ali Shah on Saturday took oath as Chief Minister of Sindh.

Acting Sindh governor Agha Siraj Durrani administered the oath to the 33rd Chief Minister of Sindh.

Murad Ali Shah was elected as CM on August 16 and defeated Grand Democratic Alliance (GDA) candidate Shaharyar Khan Mahar. Shah secured 97 votes while his opponent received got 61 votes.

The ceremony was attended by PPP chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Bakhtawar Bhutto Zaradri, Faryal Talpur, Corp Commander Karachi, Sindh Rangers Director General, MPAs, diplomats, representatives of business community and others.

The previous tenure of Murad Ali Shah as Sindh CM started when he replaced veteran PPP leader Syed Qaim Ali Shah in July 2016. He also served as provincial minister for irrigation and finance before being appointed as chief minister.

Shah won from PS-80 Jamshoro I in the general election on July 25.

The 55-year-old completed his matriculation from St Patrick's High School, intermediate from DJ Sindh Government Science College and graduated as an engineer from NED University of Engineering and Technology. He also attended Stanford University in California on a scholarship.

Earlier on Saturday, Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) candidate Jam Kamal khan was elected as Balochistan chief minister. Kamal got 39 votes and his opponent Younas Aziz Zehri secured 20 votes.