KARACHI: Bilawal Bhutto Zardari will chair a parliamentary meeting of Sindh People’s Party on Wednesday to discuss the changes in the provincial government, PPP sources said.
Chief Minister of Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah will submit his resignation to the Governor of Sindh on Tuesday, sources further said.
Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) had decided yesterday to replace Syed Qaim Ali Shah as the Chief Minister of Sindh with senior provincial minister Syed Murad Ali Shah.
Sindh’s chief minister-designate Syed Murad Ali Shah will take oath of the office in the next week.
Sindh Assembly session will likely to be summoned on July 29 to elect the new chief minister of the province, party sources said.
The decision to change the party veteran Syed Qaim Ali Shah was taken during a high-level meeting in Dubai which was attended by PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and former President Asif Ali Zardari.
Murad Ali Shah, a son of former chief minister Syed Abdullah Shah, after the party decision held a meeting with Pir Pagara, the leader of Pakistan Muslim League-Functional (PML-F), an opposition party in Sindh. Pir Pagara, who is presently staying in Dubai expressed his well wishes and support to Murad Ali Shah, sources said.
Party leaders Sharjeel Memon, Mukesh Chawla and Imdad Pitafi were also present in the meeting.
The PPP sources said that several changes will likely to be made in the provincial cabinet including changes in the portfolios of some ministers. Incumbent home minister Sohail Anwar Siyal will likely to be replaced by the party veteran Nisar Khoro, according to sources. Large-scale changes are also being expected in the top bureaucracy in the new provincial administration.
Qaim Ali Shah has been serving as the Chief Minister since 2008.