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عشرت العباد خان
|30th Governor of Sindh|
December 27, 2002 – Present
Muhammad Mian Soomro (Acting)
Asif Ali Zardari
|Prime Minister||Zafarullah Khan Jamali
Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain
Muhammad Mian Soomro (Acting)
Yousaf Raza Gillani
Raja Pervaiz Ashraf
|Preceded by||Muhammad Mian Soomro|
|Born||March 2, 1963|
|Political party||Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM)|
|Website||http://www.governorsindh.gov.pk/ Official webcite|
Ishrat-ul-Ebad Khan (Urdu: عشرت العباد خان, born 2 March 1963, also Ishrat-ul-Ibad Khan) is the 30th Governor of Sindh, Pakistan. He took up the post on December 27, 2002, becoming the youngest governor to hold the office. Since July 16, 2008, he has the distinction of becoming the province's longest-serving governor. He resigned on June 27, 2011, but his resignation was not accepted by the President of Pakistan. He resumed his official Governor duties from Tuesday, July 19, 2011.
Political career 
Ishrat-ul-Ebad studied in Dow Medical College, Karachi. During his studies, he emerged as a leader of a student organization, APMSO, a student wing of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM). After graduation, he remained the head of the Medical Aid Committee of MQM. Earlier in 1990, he was Minister of Housing and Town Planning in the Government of Sindh. Subsequently, he was assigned the additional portfolio of Environment and Public Health Engineering Departments. In 1993, he left for the United Kingdom on political asylum, where he acquired British nationality during his stay in northwest London  and became entitled to UK state benefits.
Achievements and Developments 
Ishrat-ul-Ebad played a pivotal role in defusing tension and violence in the province by holding political talks with members of other political parties. He has played an instrumental role in getting the 22 hostages released from the Somalian pirates captivity with the partnership of Ansar Burney who leads a human rights organisation.
A number of development projects were started during Ebad's time in the office, including Nagan Chowrangi flyover. He is working on a long term project to make Karachi a greener city. The Beach View Park was constructed under the his supervision. It was a part of the Grand Recreation Project. This park is spread over an area of 47 acres (190,000 m2) and constructed along 3.7 km of the coastal driveway.
Also, under his supervision, a park Bagh Ibne Qasim (old name Jehangir Kothari Park near Jehangir Kothari Parade) was constructed, located in Clifton, Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. The park was established on February 27, 2007. The park is the country's largest park, constructed under Clifton Beach Development Project on 130 acres (0.53 km2) of land. This park replaced old Toyland Theme Park. The park cost PKR 600 million and has been completed in just about 310 working days. It is estimated that more than 10 million people visit this park per year. Prior to the initiation of construction on Bagh Ibne Qasim, 73 acres (300,000 m2) of land was freed from the grip of land grabbers.
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Muhammad Mian Soomro
|Governor of Sindh
2002 – Present