Government of Sindh

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Government of Sindh (Sindhi: سنڌ سرڪار Urdu: حکومتِ سندھ ‎) is a unicameral system of government based in the metropolis of Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan, which stands as its provincial capital. Sindh parliament consists of 168 members who are elected through direct vote and represent their own constituencies. 30 seats are reserved for women and 8 for non-Muslim minority. Government of Sindh consists of several departments each headed by a minister chosen from the elected representative of the assembly on democratic level and a secretary on the bureaucratic level.

The official head of the province of Sindh is the Governor, appointed by the president of Pakistan under article 101 of the national constitution and holds so during the pleasure of the president. Nevertheless, as to the certain provisions of the constitution, the Governor, in performance of the vested functions, does act in accordance with the advice of the cabinet or the Chief Minister.

The Chief Minister is appointed by the Governor from amongst the chosen representatives of the Sindh assembly, who, in his opinion, must possess the confidence of the 1/3 majority out of aggregate number of members.

The Government of Sindh holds a cabinet of minister, each entrusted with a specific portfolio, with the chief minister as its head. The cabinet aids and advises the Governor in the exercise of his functions.

The Chief minister, as the head to the cabinet, notifies to Governor of all the decisions of the cabinet relative to the affairs of the administration as well as the proposals for legislation.


Provincial government flag of Sindh
Logo of Government of Sindh
  • Governor Sindh: Ishrat-ul-Ibad Khan
  • Chief Minister: Syed Qaim Ali Shah
  • Chief Secretary: Sajjad Saleem Hotiana

Former Chief ministers of Sindh[edit]

Names Respective term of each
Sir Ghulam Hussain Hidayatullah From 29 April 1937 to 23 March 1938
Khan Bahadur Allah Bux Soomro From 23 March 1938 to 18 March 1940
Mir Bande Ali Talpur 18th March 1940 to 7 March 1941
Khan Bahadur Allah Bux Soomro 7 March 1941 to 14 February 1942
Sir Ghulam Hussain Hidayatullah 14 October 1941 to 14 August 1947
Khan Bahadur Muhammed Ayub Khoro 16 August 1947 to 28 April 1948
Pir Elahi Bux 3 May 1948 to 4 February 1949
Muhammed Youusuf Abdullah Haroon 18 February to 1949 7 May 1950
Qazi Fazalullah Ubedullah 8 May 1950 to 24 March 1951
Khan Bahadur Muhammed Ayub Khoro 25 March 1951 to 29 December 1951
Pirzada Abdul Sattar 22 May 1953 8 to November 1954
Khan Bahadur Muhammed Ayub Khoro 9 November 1954 to 13 October 1955
Mumtaz Ali Bhutto 1 May 1972 to 20 December 1973
Ghulam Mustufa Jatoi 25 December 1973 to 5 July 1977
Justice. (Rtd.) Syed Ghous Ali Shah 6 April 1985 to 6 April 1988
Akhtar Ali G. Qazi 11 April 1988 to 24 June 1988
Akhtar Ali G. Qazi (Caretaker) 31 August 1988 to 2 December 1988
Syed Qaim Ali Shah 2 December 1988 to 25 February 1990
Aftab Shauban Mirani 26 February 1990 to 6 August 1990
Jam Sadiq Ali (Caretaker) 6 August 1990 to 5 November 1990
Jam Sadiq Ali 5 November 1990 to 5 March 1992
Syed Muzaffar Hussain Shah 6 March 1992 to 18 July 1993
Syed Ali Madad Shah (Caretaker) 19 July 1993 to 21 October 1993
Syed Abdullah Shah 21 October 1993 to 6 November 1996
Mumtaz Ali Bhutto (Caretaker) 6 November 1996 to 22 February 1997
Liaquat Ali Jatoi 22 February 1997 to 30 October 1998
Sardar Ali Muhammed Maher 17 December 2002 to 7 June 2004
Dr. Arbab Ghulam Rahim 9 June 2004 to 18 November 2007
Syed Qaim Ali Shah 7 April 2008 to 21 March 2013

Chief Minister of Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah (June 1, 2013)

Law Minister of Sindh Dr Sikandar Ali Mandhro (June 1, 2013)

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