Governor of Sindh

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The Governor of Sindh is the appointed Head of State of the provincial government in Sindh, Pakistan. The governor is designated by the President on the advice of 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 Governor House, Karachi is the official residence of the Governor of Sindh. Muhammad Zubair is current Governer Sindh. He was appointed on 30 January 2017.

List of Governors of Sindh[edit]

Following is the list of Sindh governors after the independence of Pakistan in 1947.

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
Sindh province abolished and became part of West Pakistan unit October 14, 1955 July 1, 1970
7. Lieutenant-General Rakhman Gul, PA July 1, 1970 December 20, 1971 Military Administration
8. Mumtaz Bhutto December 24, 1971 April 20, 1972 Pakistan Peoples Party
9. Mir Rasool Bux Talpur April 29, 1972 February 14, 1973 Pakistan Peoples Party
10. Begum Ra'ana Liaquat Ali Khan February 15, 1973 February 28, 1976 Independent
11. Muhammad Dilawar Khanji March 1, 1976 July 5, 1977 Pakistan Peoples Party
12. Abdul Kadir Shaikh July 6, 1977 September 17, 1978 Civil Administration
13. Lieutenant-General S.M. Abbasi, PA September 18, 1978 April 6, 1984 Military Administration
14. Lieutenant-General (retired) Jahan Dad Khan, PA April 7, 1984 January 4, 1987 Military Administration
15. Ashraf W. Tabani January 5, 1987 June 23, 1988 Pakistan Muslim League
16. General (retired) Rahimuddin Khan, PA June 24, 1988 September 12, 1988 Military Administration
17. Justice Qadeeruddin Ahmed September 12, 1988 April 18, 1989 Supreme Court of Pakistan
18. Justice Fakhruddin G. Ebrahim April 19, 1989 August 6, 1990 Supreme Court of Pakistan
19. Mahmoud Haroon (1st term) August 6, 1990 July 18, 1993 Independent
20. Hakeem Saeed July 19, 1993 January 23, 1994 Independent
21. Mahmoud Haroon (2nd term) January 23, 1994 May 21, 1995 Independent
22. Kamaluddin Azfar May 22, 1995 March 16, 1997 Pakistan Peoples Party
23. Lieutenant General (retired) Moinuddin Haider, PA March 17, 1997 June 17, 1999 Military Administration
24. Mamnoon Hussain June 19, 1999 October 12, 1999 Independent
25. Air Marshal Azim Daudpota, PAF October 25, 1999 May 24, 2000 Military Administration
26. Muhammad Mian Soomro May 25, 2000 December 26, 2002 Pakistan Muslim League (Q) (PMLQ)
27. Ishrat-ul-Ibad Khan December 27, 2002 November 9, 2016 Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM)
28. Justice (rtd) Saeeduzzaman Siddiqui November 9, 2016 January 11, 2017 Independent nominee of Pakistan Muslim League (N)
29. Agha Siraj Durrani (Acting) January 11, 2017 January 30, 2017 Pakistan Peoples Party (Speaker of Sindh Assembly)
30. Mohammad Zubair February 3, 2017 Incumbent Pakistan Muslim League (N)

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