Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari is all set to nominate the new Sindh chief minister in a high-level meeting of the party leadership, which is set to take place on Tuesday (today).
Bilawal will preside over an important meeting of PPP’s Sindh parliamentary committee scheduled to take place at Bilawal House, Karachi, in which the name of the new CM will be finalised. The incumbent Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah is expected to announce his resignation officially and forward it to Governor Dr Isharatul Ebad.
A few names are already making the rounds in political circles for the coveted post. Finance Minister Murad Ali Shah is said to be a strong candidate for the slot.
Shah has started approaching different members of the opposition to get their votes of confidence for election as the chief minister.
Murad Ali Shah could be needing opposition member’s votes for his election as 85 members of the assembly need to vote for him for his appointment as the Chief Minister.
The PPP has 91 seats in the Sindh Assembly while opposition parties hold 74 seats. Four members of the PPP, Sharjeel Memon, Awais Muzaffar, Husnain Mirza and Tariq Arain are out of the country and are likely to not participate in the session.
Other contenders include senior minister for education and literacy, and parliamentary affairs Nisar Khuhro, Minister for Mines and Mineral Development Manzoor Wassan, Home Minister Sohail Anwar Siyal and Sindh Assembly Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani.