PM Shehbaz finalises MQM’s Nasreen Jalil as Sindh governor

Nasreen Jalil

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has sent the summary to President Arif Alvi to appoint Muttahida Qoumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) leader Nasreen Jalil for the position of Sindh governor.

MQM-P proposed five names for the post of governor and Jalil was among them. The names of Amir Chishti, Waseem Akhtar, Amir Khan, and Kishwar Zehra were also suggested by the party.

Nasreen has already served as a Senator from March 2012 to March 2018. Nasreen Jalil would be the third female governor in Pakistan’s history after Dr. Shama Khalid who gave her services as the governor of Gilgit-Baltistan from March-September 2010, and Begum Raana Liaquat Ali Khan who remained the Sindh governor from 1973 to 1976.

Moreover, the Governor post has been vacant since April 12 when Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) Imran Ismail resigned.

President Arif accepted the resignation of Imran Ismail almost a week later.

“In terms of Article 101 (4) of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, the President has been pleased to accept the resignation tendered by Mr. Imran Ismail from the office of Governor of the Province of Sindh, with effect from 17 April 2022,” the statement released by Cabinet Secretariat had read.

Criticism from PTI leaders against Nasreen Jalil appointment

Regarding the move, PTI leaders Farrukh Habib, Fawad Chaudhry, and Imran Ismail showed criticism against the appointment of Jalil for the post.

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They stated Jalil wrote a letter in 2015 to the Indian high commissioner seeking his support for her party in Karachi.

 “The mess cleaned by the security institutions is being brought back,” Chaudhry tweeted.

Meanwhile, MQM-P leader Faisal Subzwari replied to PTI leaders in a tweet stating that former Prime Minister Imran Khan and his party members recognize these things once they are out of power.

“Does a letter sent to all the embassies present in Pakistan and to the president, prime minister, the army chief, and chief justice prove anyone [to be] an Indian agent?” Subzwari said.

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