Justice (retd) Zahid Alvi takes oath as caretaker CM, Sindh

KARACHI: Sindh Governor Ishratul Ibad Khad administered oath to Justice (retd) Zahid Qurban Alvi as Sindh’s caretaker Chief Minister on Thursday.

The Sindh Assembly was dissolved late on Tuesday after Governor Ibad signed a summary sent by former chief minister Qaim Ali Shah.

Justice (retd) Zahid Qurban Alvi was nominated as interim chief minister following an agreement reached between the Pakistan Peopls Party and the Muttahida Qaumi Movement.

According to reports, interim Sindh cabinet would comprise 10 to 12 ministers.

Justice (retd) Alvi visited Quaid’s mausoleum to pay his respects.

As he spoke to media outside the mausoleum, he was asked about Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz and PML-Functional having reservations over his appointment. “I can’t stop them. Every citizen has the right to go to court if they think my appointment was unlawful,” he said.

He added, “I think my appointment, according to the law, was correct.”