In his message, he said that the election of Murad Ali Shah by an overwhelming majority of the members of provincial Assembly was a manifestation of trust in his leadership to lead the province during a difficult time and in meeting the myriad challenges , it was facing.
"I am confident that the newly elected Chief Minister Murad
Ali Shah will rise to the occasion and meet the expectations of the people of all shades of opinion and persuasion", said a press release.
A challenging task lied ahead of the new Chief Minister the former President said adding that Murad Ali Shah possessed the ability, the temperament and the confidence to successfully encounter the challenges that laid ahead.
It is both a challenge and an opportunity, he said in his message to Murad Ali Shah advising also the new Chief Minister to trust in Allah, seize the great opportunity face the odds with conviction, courage and without fear and serve the people of Sindh selflessly and with humility.
Zardari also paid tributes to the outgoing Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah for his wise stewardship of the province for the past eight years and for his unswerving loyalty to the party and the people of Sind.
The Party was proud of Qaim Ali Shah and his services to the Party and the people of the province would be long remembered, Zardari added.
The former President also felicitated the members of Sindh Assembly for bringing about smooth transition in a manner that reflected true democratic traditions.