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
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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.
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