KARACHI: Sindh Assembly on Friday elected Syed Murad Ali Shah as the new Chief Minister of the province.
The candidate of the PPP's Murad Ali Shah and PTI's Khurram Sher Zaman for the office of the Chief Minister got 88 and 3 votes respectively.
Voting took place via the division method and outgoing Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah was first to cast his vote in favour of Syed Murad Ali Shah.
MQM decided to refrain from taking part in the voting process altogether and had also not fielded its candidate.
The chief minister will be sworn in at Governor House later in the evening. Governor Sindh Dr. Ishratul Ebad Khan will administer the oath.
Four members of the Pakistan People’s Party Parliamentarians could not make it into the Sindh assembly to take part in the voting process.
The post of the chief minister fell vacant after former CM Sindh Qaim Ali Shah tendered his resignation to Governor Sindh Dr Ishratul Ebad Khan on Wednesday. The decision to replace Qaim Ali Shah with Murad Ali Shah as the new chief minister of Sindh was taken at a meeting in Dubai which was organised by the party's senior leadership.
On Tuesday, PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari declared Murad Ali Shah as the party's nominated chief minister for Sindh.