KARACHI – The Sindh Governor designate Muhammad Zubair took the oath of his office today (Thursday) at Governor House in Karachi.

Chief Justice of Sindh High Court, Justice Sajjad Ali Shah administered the oath . Reportedly, around 500 guests participated in the prestigious ceremony.

The office of governor Sindh fell vacant after the former governor Saeed-uz-Zaman Siddiqui died of prolonged illness earlier this January. Siddiqui had only served for two months which made him the shortest-serving governor in Sindh’s history.

Muhammad Zubair Umar is considered a close confidant of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. He is the elder brother of Asad Umar, who is a member of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s central executive committee.