Government of Sindh

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Government of Sindh
Coat of arms of Sindh Province.svg
Provincial Government Seal
Flag of Sindh.svg
Provincial Government Flag
Seat of GovernmentKarachi
SpeakerAgha Siraj Khan Durrani
Members in Assembly168
GovernorImran Ismail
Chief MinisterMurad Ali Shah
Chief SecretaryMumtaz Ali Shah[1]
High CourtSindh High Court
Chief JusticeAhmed Ali Sheikh

The Government of Sindh (Urdu: حکومت سندھ‎) (Sindhi: حڪومت سنڌ‎) is the provincial government of the province of Sindh, Pakistan. Its powers and structure are set out in the provisions of the 1973 Constitution, in which 29 districts come under its authority and jurisdiction. The government includes the cabinet, selected from members the Sindh Assembly, and the non-political civil staff within each department.

The province is governed by a unicameral legislature with the head of government known as the Chief Minister. The Chief Minister, invariably the leader of a political party represented in the Assembly, selects members of the provincial Cabinet. The Chief Minister and Cabinet are thus responsible the functioning of government and are entitled to remain in office so long as it maintains the confidence of the elected Assembly.

The head of state of the province is known as the Governor and the province's administrative head is the Chief Secretary. Although the Governor is the head of the province on paper, it is largely a ceremonial position; and the main powers lie with the Chief Minister of Sindh and Chief Secretary of Sindh.

The terms Government of Sindh or Sindh Government are often used in official documents. The seat of government is in Karachi, thus serving as the capital of the province.


The official head of the province of Sindh is the Governor, appointed by the president of Pakistan under article 101 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan 1973 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 Chief Minister. The core department of the Government of Sindh is the Services, General Administration, and Coordination Department.

The Chief Secretary Sindh, as head of the provincial bureaucracy, is the administrative boss of the province. The provincial Chief Secretary is appointed by the Prime Minister of Pakistan. Under him comes the entire Government of Sindh.

The Additional Chief Secretary (ACS) of Grade-21 is entrusted to take charge of an important portfolio, given by the Chief Minister, and head them with the guidance of the Chief Minister and Chief Secretary. Currently, there are only 5 Officers of this rank in the province.

The most prominent Chairmen, are the Chairman Planning and Development Board and Chairman Enquires & Anti-Corruption Establishment. They are the most prominent and powerful Chairmen in the Government of Sindh. Both posts are considered to be extremely coveted, and are held by senior Officers, mostly from the rank of Grade-21 (BS-21).

The Chairman of Enquiries and Anti-Corruption Establishment is the only Chief of Establishment/Department who has a police force under their control. In this case, the force is called the Anti-Corruption Police who wear distinct uniforms and are different than Sindh Police.

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.


  • Chief Minister: Syed Murad Ali Shah, (Pakistan People's Party)
  • Chief Secretary Sindh: Mumtaz Ali Shah, (Pakistan Administrative Service) (Grade-22)
  • Governor Sindh: Imran Ismail, (Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf)
  • Chairman Planning and Development Board: Muhammad Waseem, (Provincial Civil Service) (Grade-22)
  • Senior Member Board of Revenue: Qazi Shahid Pervez, (Pakistan Administrative Service)
  • Additional Chief Secretary (Home): Usman Chachar (Pakistan Administrative Service) (Grade-21)
  • Secretary Finance Department: Hassan Naqvi, (Pakistan Administrative Service) (Grade-20)


The Provincial Assembly of Sindh is a unicameral legislature with 168 Members and 30 seats are reserved for women and 8 seats for non-Muslims.[2]


Government of Sindh has established an online job portal, Rozgar Sindh and website of the portal was developed by the provincial information, science and technology department.[3][4]


Agriculture, Supply & Prices Department

AUQAF, Religious Affairs, Zakat & Ushr Department

Board of Revenue  بورڈ آف ریونیو

Chief Minister's Secretariat وزیر اعلی سیکرٹریٹ

Thar Coal & Energy Board تھرکول اینڈ انرجی بورڈ

Cooperation Department تعاون  ڈیپارٹمنٹ

Culture, Tourism & Antiquities Department

Excise, Taxation & Narcotics Department

Finance Department  خزانہ ڈیپارٹمنٹ

Food Department  

Forest & Wildlife Department

Sindh Governor House

Higher, Technical Education & Research & School Education Department

Home Department

Information & Archieve Department

Information, Science & Technology Department

Industries & Commerce

Irrigation Department

Human Settlement Department

Labour & Human Resources Department

Law, Parliamentary Affairs & Human Rights Department

Livestock & Fisheries Department

Local Government, Rural Development, & HTP Department

Public Health Engineering & Rural Development Department

Mines & Minerals Development Department

Minorities Affairs Department

Planning & Development Department  اقدامات ڈیپارٹمنٹ

Population Welfare Department ڈیپارٹمنٹ بہبود آبادی

Rehabilitation Department بحالی ڈیپارٹمنٹ

Health Department

Sindh higher Education Commission

SGA & CD خدمات، جنرل، انتظامیہ کوآرڈینیشن ڈیپارٹمنٹ

Social Welfare Department/ڈیپارٹمنٹ سماجی بہبود

Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities

Sports & Youth Affairs Department کھیل اور امور نوجوانان ڈیپارٹمنٹ

Transport & Mass Transit Department ٹرانسپورٹ اینڈ ماس ٹرانزٹ ڈیپارٹمنٹ

Women Development Department  خواتین کی ترقی ڈیپارٹمنٹ

Energy Department   توانائی ڈیپارٹمنٹ

Environment Climate Change & Coastal Development Department

College Education Department

Works & Services Department  ورکس اینڈ سروسز ڈیپارٹمنٹ

Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Human Resource Research & Development Board

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Mumtaz Ali Shah takes office as new chief secretary". The News International. 24 September 2018.
  2. ^ "Welcome to the Website of Provincial Assembly of Sindh". Retrieved 2014-07-22.
  3. ^ "'Rozgar Sindh' web portal launched for govt job vacancies". The news. Retrieved 25 May 2016.
  4. ^ "SINDH ROZGAR". SINDH ROZGAR. Government of Sindh. Archived from the original on 8 June 2016. Retrieved 25 May 2016.
  5. ^ "Official Web Portal of Sindh Government". Retrieved 2020-06-01.

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