Minister of State for Privatisation, Muhammad Zubair took oath as 32nd Governor of Sindh at the Governor’s House in Karachi on Thursday (Today).
Chief Justice Sindh High Court Justice Sajjad Ali Shah administered the oath to the newly appointed provincial head.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif decided to appoint the ‘underdog’ instead of a ‘heavyweight’ as the province’s governor earlier this week.
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders have protested over not inviting them in the ceremony whereas a member of provincial assembly Humayun Khan has boycotted the event.
Earlier on January 21, Muhammad Zubair was appointed as Sindh Governor.
The slot of Sindh Governor was vacant after the death of Justice (retd) Saeed-uz-Zaman Siddiqui.
The appointment came in nearly 20 days after Siddiqui, former governor of Sindh passed away while under treatment in a private hospital in the metropolis.
The newly elected governor of Sindh is the brother of PTI leader Asad Umar.
Muhammad Zubair holds an MBA from the Institute of Business Administration, Karachi and had taught financial management at the institute from 1981-1986.
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He had been a prominent part of PML-N’s Economic, Tax Reforms and Media Committees. During his professional career, he had also been part of the leading American IT company IBM.
According to reports, President Mamnoon Hussain signed the summary for the appointment of new governor of Sindh.