KARACH: Syed Murad Ali Shah of Pakistan People’s Party took oath of his office as Sindh Chief Minister in Karachi on Saturday evening.
Among others, members of Sindh Assembly and party leaders attended the ceremony.
Earlier, addressing the Sindh Assembly in Karachi, Shah said that education, health and law and order will be the first priority of his government.
He also said that, he will serve the people of Sindh and solve their problems with dedicated efforts.
Referring to the law and order situation in the province especially Karachi, Shah added that, there has been considerable improvement in the situation and he will ensure lasting peace throughout the province.
Members from the both sides of the House spoke on the occasion and congratulated to Syed Murad Ali Shah on his election as leader of the House.
Shah was elected as leader of the house in Sindh Assembly with overwhelming majority.
The Speaker Sindh Assembly Agha Siraj Ahmed Durrani declared Syed Murad Ali Shah as winner, who secured 88 votes while his rival PTI’s Khurram Sher Zaman got only three votes.
Our Karachi correspondent Altaf Pirzado reports main opposition party in the house MQM did not take part in the voting.
It may be recalled that Syed Murad Ali Shah was nominated as new leader of the house by PPP leadership after the resignation of former Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah. -RadioPakistan