Governor of Sindh

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For the British appointments before 1947, see Commissioners of Sind.

The Governor of Sindh is the appointed Head of State of the provincial government in Sindh, Pakistan. The governor is designated by the Prime Minister and is normally regarded a ceremonial post. However, throughout the history of Pakistan, the powers of the provincial governors were vastly increased, when the provincial assemblies were dissolved and the administrative role came under direct control of the governors, as in the cases of martial laws of 1958-1972 and 1977-1985, and governor rules of 1999-2002. In the case of Sindh, there were three direct instances of governor's rule under Mian Aminuddin, Rahimuddin Khan and Moinuddin Haider respectively, in 1951-1953, 1988, and 1998 when the provincial chief ministers of those times were removed and assemblies dissolved.

The current Governor Ishrat-ul-Ibad Khan who resigned on June 27, 2011, due to political differences with the ruling party PPP, is affiliated with Muttahida Qaumi Movement has resumed his services on July 19, 2011. His resignation was not accepted by the President of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari and regarded his absence as his private leave.

The Governor House, Karachi is the official residence of the Governor of Sindh.

List of Governors of Sindh[edit]

Following is the list of Sindh governors after the independence of Pakistan in 1947. Those who served via governor's rule are in italics.

Number Name of Governor Entered Office Left Office Political Affiliation
1. Shaikh G.H. Hidayatullah August 15, 1947 October 4, 1948 Muslim League
2. Shaikh Din Muhammad October 7, 1948 November 19, 1949 Muslim League
3. Mian Aminuddin November 19, 1949 May 1, 1953 Muslim League
4. George Baxandall Constantine May 2, 1953 August 12, 1953 Civil Administration
5. Habib Ibrahim Rahimtoola August 12, 1953 June 23, 1954 Muslim League
6. Nawab Iftikhar Hussain June 24, 1954 October 14, 1955 Muslim League
7. Sindh province abolished and became part of West Pakistan unit October 14, 1955 July 1, 1970
8. Lieutenant-General Rakhman Gul, PA July 1, 1970 December 20, 1971 Military Administration
9. Mumtaz Bhutto December 24, 1971 April 20, 1972 Pakistan Peoples Party
10. Mir Rasool Bux Talpur April 29, 1972 February 14, 1973 Pakistan Peoples Party
11. Begum Ra'ana Liaquat Ali Khan February 15, 1973 February 28, 1976 Independent
12. Muhammad Dilawar Khanji March 1, 1976 July 5, 1977 Pakistan Peoples Party
13. Abdul Kadir Shaikh July 6, 1977 September 17, 1978 Civil Administration
14. Lieutenant-General S.M. Abbasi, PA September 18, 1978 April 6, 1984 Military Administration
15. Lieutenant-General (retired) Jahan Dad Khan, PA April 7, 1984 January 4, 1987 Military Administration
16. Ashraf W. Tabani January 5, 1987 June 23, 1988 Pakistan Muslim League
18. General (retired) Rahimuddin Khan, PA June 24, 1988 September 12, 1988 Military Administration
19. Justice Qadeeruddin Ahmed September 12, 1988 April 18, 1989 Supreme Court of Pakistan
20. Justice Fakhruddin G. Ebrahim April 19, 1989 August 6, 1990 Supreme Court of Pakistan
21. Mahmoud Haroon (1st term) August 6, 1990 July 18, 1993 Independent
22. Hakim Said July 19, 1993 January 23, 1994 Independent
23. Mahmoud Haroon (2nd term) January 23, 1994 May 21, 1995 Independent
24. Kamaluddin Azfar May 22, 1995 March 16, 1997 Pakistan Peoples Party
25. Lieutenant General (retired) Moinuddin Haider, PA March 17, 1997 June 17, 1999 Military Administration
26. Mamnoon Hussain June 19, 1999 October 12, 1999 Independent
27. Air Marshal Azim Daudpota, PAF October 25, 1999 May 24, 2000 Military Administration
28. Muhammad Mian Soomro May 25, 2000 December 26, 2002 Civil Administration
29. Dr. Ishrat-ul-Ibad Khan December 27, 2002 In Office Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM)

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List of Governors of Sindh