Murad Ali Shah presented guard of honour upon arrival at Chief Minister House

Latest Update: July 30, 2016 | 351 Views

KARACHI: Freshly appointed Chief Minister of Sindh, Murad Ali Shah was given guard of honour by police upon his arrival at the Chief Minister House, reported Saturday.

The 27th Chief Minister of the province took oath as the fresh appointment on Friday after he secured 88 votes in Sindh Assembly.

After he arrived at the Chief Minister House today, in first set of official meetings, he sat with Sindh Secretary, Siddique Memon and Inspector General of Police AD Khawaja.

The meetings discussed different matters of provincial importance including law and order situation.

Different other secretaries also held meeting with the new Chief Minister. According to his schedule today, he will pay a visit to mausoleum of the founder of the country, Muhammad Ali Jinnah before selecting his cabinet.

He will also be visiting his native town and constituency in the coming few days.

Earlier on Friday, the oath-taking ceremony took place at the Governor House.

Governor Dr Ishratul Ibad Khan administered the oath whereas a number of party leaders, including PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, former Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gillani, former Sindh CM Syed Qaim Ali Shah, Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Syed Khurshid Shah and others were present on the occasion.

Murad Ali Shah was up against Khurram Sher Zaman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf for Chief Minister vacancy.

During the voting process, two lobbies of the assembly were dedicated for the purpose with each one of the lobby representing the candidates nominated by PPP and PTI.

Former Sindh CM Syed Qaim Ali Shah was the first member to cast his vote.

While addressing with the assembly after the process of voting completed, Sindh Assembly Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani announced that Murad Ali Shah was able to secure 88 votes whereas Khuram Sher Zaman secured only three votes. Members of the Provincial Assembly (MPAs) congratulated Shah upon his victory by desk-thumping.


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