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Pakistan

Web Desk
July 28, 2018
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Zubair Umar resigns as Governor Sindh

Pakistan

Web Desk
Sat, Jul, 18

KARACHI: Muhammad Zubair Umar has stepped down as Governor of Sindh on Saturday, Geo reported.

The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) member confirmed he has already sent his resignation to President Mamnoon Hussain.

"I discharged my responsibilities as the governor of Sindh as per the law and constitution," he told Geo TV. 

Later, he announced his resignation on Twitter. 

"Allah blessed me with just about everything that anyone can hope to achieve. From very humble background I worked my way to achieve success. 

"I was appointed by PML-N govt. PML-N has lost the elections and therefore new govt should have its own governor. I joined politics in 2012 n attained key positions as chairman board of investment, minister for privatisation n finally governor Sindh.

"I am proud that I leave high standards of performance, integrity n commitment towards work, bringing peace back 2 Karachi remains my proudest achievement. We also revived economic activity after more than a decade and brought PSL final.

"Karachi is now up n running with economic, cultural, sporting and social activities - something unthinkable 5 years ago. Wasn't easy but w did."

The former Chairman of Privatization Commission of Pakistan has already initiated the process of moving out of the Governor House.

Zubair, brother of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Asad Umar, had taken up the office as the 32nd Governor of Sindh in February of 2017.

The announcement was made subsequent to soon-to-be-elected government PTI's decision to change the governors of Sindh, Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. 

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