DUBAI: Former President Asif Ali Zardari felicitated Murad Ali Shah on his election as Chief Minister Sindh by the Sindh Assembly today (Friday) and paid tribute to Qaim Ali Shah for his services to the people.
In a message issued by the PPP media cell today, the former president said that the election of Murad Ali Shah by an overwhelming majority of the members of provincial assembly was a manifestation of trust in his leadership to lead the province during a difficult time and in meeting the myriad challenges it faces.
“I am confident that the newly elected chief minister Murad Ali Shah will rise to the occasion and meet the expectations of the people of all shades of opinion and persuasion,” he remarked posing confidence in the new CM.
A challenging task lies ahead of the new chief minister, Zardari said adding that Murad Ali Shah possessed ability, temperament and confidence to successfully encounter the challenges that lay ahead.
It is both a challenge and an opportunity, he said in his message to Murad Ali Shah advising also the new chief minister to trust in Allah, seize the great opportunity, face the odds with conviction, courage and without fear and serve the people of Sindh selflessly and with humility.
Zardari also paid glowing tributes to the outgoing chief minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah for his wise stewardship of the province for the past eight years and for his unswerving loyalty to the party and the people of Sindh.
The PPP is proud of Qaim Ali Shah and his services to the party and the people of the province will be long remembered, Zardari said.
The former president also felicitated the members of Sindh Assembly for bringing about smooth transition in a manner that reflected true democratic traditions.