Friday, April 19, 2024

Murad Ali Shah Elected as Sindh’s 25th Chief Minister

Murad Ali Shah, the candidate of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), has secured the position of Sindh’s 25th Chief Minister. The announcement, initially reported by Headline PK, came following a session presided over by Sindh Assembly Speaker Syed Awais Shah.

During the session, newly elected MPA Nadir Ali Magsi took the oath as a lawmaker of the house, adding to the procedural milestones of the day.

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PPP’s Murad Ali Shah attained a commanding two-thirds majority, garnering 112 votes, while the candidate from the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan, Ali Khurshidi, received 36 votes amidst a boycott by the PTI and the JI.

The nomination papers on behalf of Murad Ali Shah were earlier submitted by Ghulam Qadir Chandio, Saleh Shah, and Naeem Kharal, setting the stage for the subsequent victory.

In related proceedings, the assembly had previously elected PPP’s Syed Awais Qadir Shah and Anthony Naveed as the new speaker and deputy speaker, respectively, with the majority of lawmakers voting in favor of their appointments.

The Pakistan People’s Party’s dominance in the Sindh Assembly, with 112 members, underscores its stronghold in the region’s political landscape.

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Meanwhile, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s nominee, Maryam Nawaz, made history by becoming Punjab province’s first female chief minister. Despite a boycott by the Sunni Ittehad Council (SIC), Maryam Nawaz clinched the victory with 220 votes, marking a significant milestone in the political history of the province.

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Zubair Yaqoob
Zubair Yaqoob
Zubair Yaqoob is a senior anchor, and an investigative journalist with an impressive 37 years of experience. Zubair's journalistic journey has been marked by a relentless pursuit of truth and a commitment to delivering impactful stories.Zubair's expertise extends beyond borders, reaching as far as Malaysia, where he has left an indelible mark on the international journalism landscape. His global perspective and keen analytical skills have allowed him to navigate diverse cultural landscapes, bringing a unique and enriching perspective to his reporting.Whether he's in the studio or on the field, Zubair continues to be a driving force in the world of journalism, bridging gaps, fostering understanding, and unraveling the stories that matter most. As the Headline PK Author, Zubair remains at the forefront of news, guiding audiences through the complexities of our ever-evolving world.

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