KARACHI: The Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) assemblies will complete their respective constitutional five-year tenures at midnight on Monday.
The last session of the Sindh Assembly is scheduled to be chaired by Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani, after which the 27-member cabinet will get together for an iftar cum dinner hosted by the Sindh Chief Minister (CM) Murad Ali Shah.
The last session will be preceded by a photo session and will include farewell speeches by the outgoing cabinet members.
Furthermore, CM Murad and Leader of the Opposition in Sindh Assembly Khawaja Izharul Hassan are expected to lock down on a name for the position of interim chief minister in a meeting to be held before the assembly’s tenure comes to a halt.
Local news sources report that the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) is contemplating between former chief secretary Ghulam Ali Shah Pasha and senior party leader Dr Qayyum Soomro as their top choices, while Ghous Ali Shah from Pakistan Muslim League-Functional (PML-F), Aftab Sheikh from the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and Justice (r) Amir Hani Muslim from Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) are the other names under consideration.
Moreover, the Balochistan Assembly will clock out on May 31.