Mohammad Zubair to take oath as Sindh governor tomorrow


The Sindh governor designate and Privatisation Commission (PC) Chairman Mohammad Zubair will take the oath of his office tomorrow at Governor House in Karachi.

Sindh High Court Chief Justice, Justice Sajjad Ali Shah will administer the oath.

Zubair said that he is a proud citizen of Karachi who belongs to Urdu-speaking community.

Dispelling the propaganda on social media regarding his ethnicity, the designated governor said on micro-blogging website that he is not from Punjab; instead, he is from Karachi.

Zubair, who has been named as the next governor of Sindh, lauded Punjab as a dynamic place to live in, adding he has been living in Karachi since December 1971 after his father retired from Pakistan Army.

Additionally, the federal government led by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) named Zubair, elder brother of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Asad Umar, for the position.

The position fell vacant after the former Sindh governor Justice (retd) Saeeduzzaman Siddiqui passed away on January 11.

The former judge of Supreme Court, who replaced Ishratul Ibad Khan as the 31st governor of Sindh, could not perform as the governor as he fell ill soon after taking the oath of his office.

Earlier, Zubair tweeted that he has reached in Karachi to take charge of his new responsibilities as Sindh governor.