Chief Minister of Sindh

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Provincial government of Sindh

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, however 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.

Eligibility[edit]

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 by 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]

List of Chief Ministers of Sindh[edit]

List of all those who served as Chief Ministers of Sindh as follows[4]:

Name of Chief Minister Entered Office Left Office Political Party/Notes
Ghulam Hussain Hidayat Ullah (1st time) April 28, 1937 March 23, 1938 Muslim People's Party
Allah Bux Soomro (1st time) March 23, 1938 April 18, 1940 Ittehad Party
Mir Bandeh Ali Khan Talpur April 18, 1940 March 7, 1941 All-India Muslim League
Allah Bux Soomro (2nd time) March 7, 1941 October 14, 1942 Ittehad Party
Ghulam Hussain Hidayat Ullah (2nd time) October 14, 1942 August 14, 1947 Muslim People's Party
Muhammad Ayub Khuhro (1st time) August 16, 1947 April 28, 1948 Pakistan Muslim League
Pir Ilahi Bux May 3, 1948 February 4, 1949 Pakistan Muslim League
Yusuf Haroon February 18, 1949 May 7, 1950 Pakistan Muslim League
Qazi Fazlullah Ubaidullah May 8, 1950 March 24, 1951 Pakistan Muslim League
Muhammad Ayub Khuhro (2nd time) March 25, 1951 December 29, 1951 Pakistan Muslim League
Governor's rule December 29, 1951 May 22, 1953
Pirzada Abdul Sattar May 22, 1953 November 8, 1954 Pakistan Muslim League
Muhammad Ayub Khuhro (3rd time) November 9, 1954 October 13, 1955 Pakistan Muslim League
Post abolished October 13, 1955 June 30, 1970 Part of West Pakistan province
Martial law July 1, 1970 May 1, 1972
Mumtaz Ali Bhutto (1st time) May 1, 1972 December 20, 1973 Pakistan Peoples Party
Ghulam Mustafa Jatoi December 25, 1973 July 5, 1977 Pakistan Peoples Party
Martial law July 5, 1977 April 6, 1985
Ghous Ali Shah April 6, 1985 April 6, 1988 Pakistan Muslim League
Akhtar Ali Ghulam Qazi (1st time) April 11, 1988 June 24, 1988 Islami Jamhoori Ittehad
Governor's rule June 24, 1988 August 31, 1988
Akhtar Ali Ghulam Qazi (2nd time; caretaker) August 31, 1988 December 2, 1988 Islami Jamhoori Ittehad
Qaim Ali Shah December 2, 1988 February 25, 1990 Pakistan Peoples Party
Aftab Shaban Mirani February 25, 1990 August 6, 1990 Pakistan Peoples Party
Jam Sadiq Ali (acting till November 5, 1990) August 6, 1990 March 5, 1992 Independent
Muzaffar Hussain Shah March 6, 1992 July 19, 1993 Islami Jamhoori Ittehad
Syed Ali Madad Shah (caretaker) July 19, 1993 October 21, 1993
Syed Abdullah Ali Shah October 21, 1993 November 6, 1996 Pakistan Peoples Party
Mumtaz Bhutto (2nd time; caretaker) November 7, 1996 February 22, 1997 Sindh National Front
Liaquat Ali Jatoi February 22, 1997 October 30, 1998 Pakistan Muslim League
Governor's rule-No Chief Minister October 30, 1998 December 17, 2002
Ali Mohammad Mahar December 17, 2002 June 9, 2004 Pakistan Muslim League (Q)
Arbab Ghulam Rahim June 9, 2004 November 19, 2007 Pakistan Muslim League (Q)
Abdul Qadir Halepoto (caretaker) November 19, 2007 April 6, 2008
Qaim Ali Shah (2nd time) April 6, 2008 March 21, 2013 Pakistan Peoples Party
Zahid Qurban Alvi (caretaker) March 21, 2013 May 30, 2013
Qaim Ali Shah (3rd time) May 30, 2013 July 25, 2016 Pakistan Peoples Party
Syed Murad Ali Shah (1st time) July 29, 2016 To date Pakistan Peoples Party

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