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Sarfaraz Jatoi replaces Ismail Rahu as PML-N Sindh president

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April 2, 2017

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who is also the president of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), has relieved the party’s Sindh provincial chapter president Ismail Rahu forthwith since he requested for relinquishment of the slot due to personal reasons.

A distinguished jurist from Sindh Sarfaraz Khan Jatoi, advocate, has been appointed the new president of the PML-N Sindh who belongs to erstwhile stronghold of the PPP -- Larkana. He is also the current president of Larkana Bar Association as he consecutively defeated the PPP candidate for the coveted office for second year. 

Spokesman for the PML-N and Special Assistant to Prime Minister for Political Affairs Dr Syed Asif Saeed Kirmani, while announcing the decisions on Saturday, expressed the hope that the new leader of the party in Sindh would live up to the expectations of the workers and the province in the wake of upcoming political developments in the province.

Dr Kirmani has also announced the appointment of Shah Muhammad Shah as the central vice president of the PML-N who was holding the office of the vice president in Sindh PML-N. It has enhanced the representation of Sindh in the central hierarchy of the party.

The changes have been made in the light of directives of Nawaz Sharif, said Kirmani.

Political sources told The News that Ismail Rahu, who was made the president of the PML-N after removal of Syed Ghaus Ali Shah way back in 2015, was reprimanded several times by the leadership of the party since then for being lethargic and failing in delivering good results during the recent months.

He was found absent during the recent visit of the prime minister to interior Sindh under the pretext of ailment of his some near one.

He was reportedly having clandestine contacts with the PPP and ultimately lured by it to switch his political loyalties. Now he is supposed to join the PPP next week, the sources said.

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