Sindh, KP assemblies tenure ends at midnight

Sindh, KP assemblies tenure ends at midnight

KARACHI: The Sindh Assembly’s constitutional tenure will end at midnight as the chief minister’s 27-member cabinet will cease to exist after Monday, May 28, 2018.

Today’s last session at the Sindh Assembly will be chaired by Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani. The cabinet members will attend an iftar dinner later in the evening, which would be hosted by Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah, who remains in charge until an interim chief minister takes over.

The members will deliver their farewell addresses during the session. Prior to the session, they will take part in a photo session.

Before the assembly’s tenure comes to an end, the chief minister and Leader of the Opposition in Sindh Assembly Khawaja Izharul Hassan are expected to meet to decide on a name for the post of caretaker chief minister.

According to sources privy to the matter, Pakistan Peoples Party is deciding between former chief secretary Ghulam Ali Shah Pasha and senior party leader Dr Qayoom Soomro to be appointed for the position.

Other names to come forward are of Aftab Sheikh from the Muttahida Qaumi Movement, Ghous Ali Shah from Pakistan Muslim League-Functional, and Justice (retd) Amir Hani Muslim from Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, sources disclosed.

The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Assembly will also hold its farewell session today, while the Balochistan Assembly is set to complete its five-year term on May 31.