MQM-P’s Nasreen Jalil will be new Sindh governor

PM Shehbaz sends summary to President Alvi for appointment: Nasreel Jalil would be first woman to hold governor’s office since Ra’ana Liaquat Ali

By: News Desk
Published: 01:21 PM, 8 May, 2022
MQM-P’s Nasreen Jalil will be new Sindh governor
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Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) senior leader Nasreen Jalil will be the new governor of Sindh province, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Sunday approved the name of Nasreen Jalil nominated by the MQM-P.

Subsequently, the prime minister forwarded a summary to President Arif Alvi for appointment of the new governor in Sindh.

MQM-P reportedly had sent five options to PM Shehbaz Sharif as part of the power-sharing agreement between PML-N and MQM-P and if appointed Nasreen Jalil would be the first woman to hold top provincial office since Ra’ana Liaquat Ali Khan.

Names of Ms Nasreen Jalil, who is a deputy convener of the MQM-P’s coordination committee; senior deputy convener Amir Khan; deputy convener and former Karachi mayor Wasim Akhtar; MNA Kishwar Zehra and businessman Amir Chishti had been forwarded to Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif for consideration for Sindh governor slot.

When appointed, Nasreen Jalil would be the first woman in nearly five decades to occupy the top office after Ra’ana Liaquat Ali Khan who had become the governor of Sindh in 1973 to 1975.

As per the power-sharing agreement between the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz and MQM-P, the latter was given two federal ministries as well as the slot of Sindh governor.

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Ms Nasreen Jalil possesses both the administrative and legislative experience being a two-time senator and deputy mayor of Karachi who headed the City Council between 2005 and 2010.

The Sindh governor’s seat fell vacant after President Arif Alvi accepted the resignation of Sindh Governor Imran Ismail, who resigned from the post immediately after Shehbaz Sharif took oath as prime minister on April 11 last.

Reporter Awais Kiyani