ISLAMABAD – The federal government has decided to appoint Muhammad Zubair Umar as the next governor of Sindh. He is currently working as Chairman Privatization Commission.
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Muhammad Zubair is likely to take oath as the 32nd governor of Sindh in next few days.
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 member of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s central executive committee.