Chief Minister of Sindh

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A Chief Minister (Urdu: وزیر اعلى‎—Wazīr-e Aʿlá), is the elected head of government of Sindh province in Pakistan.[1] Syed Murad Ali Shah is the current Chief Minister of Sindh.[2]

The Chief Minister is the head of the provincial government, whereas in contrast, the Governor of Sindh is the nominal head, or the "de jure executive" and does everything under the guidance of the Chief Minister. The Chief Minister of Sindh is elected by the Provincial Assembly of Sindh and is the leader of the provincial Legislature. The offices of Chief Minister are located in Karachi, the capital of the Sindh province.


The Constitution of Pakistan sets the principle qualifications one must meet to be eligible to the office of the Chief Minister. A Chief Minister must be:

  • a citizen of Pakistan
  • should be a member of the provincial legislature.[3]

The Chief Minister is elected through a majority in the provincial legislative assembly. This is procedurally established by the vote of confidence in the legislative assembly, as suggested by the majority party who is the appointing authority.[3]

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