Karachi (June 01, 2018): The outgoing Sindh government and opposition have named Fazlur Rehman as the caretaker chief minister of the province late Thursday.
The announcement was made during a joint press conference by outgoing Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shaha and opposition leader Khawaja Izharul Hassan on Thursday night.
Murad Ali Shah and opposition Leader Khawaja Izharul Hassan agreed upon Rehman’s name as the caretaker CM following a meeting that lasted for more than two-and-a-half hour.
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The meeting had former provincial ministers Mukesh Chawla and Nasir Shah, along with Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan’s Faisal Subzwari in presence.
According to the details, some names were suggested during the earlier meeting but the name of former Sindh chief secretary Fazlur Rehman was agreed upon by Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah and Opposition Leader Khawaja Izharul Hassan.Both the leaders believe that Fazlur Rehman will perform his duties with utmost honesty and as per the expectations of the people.
During the press conference, Murad Ali shah said that it was a difficult task to choose a caretaker chief minister among the other nominees. He hoped that he will play his role most objectively to hold free, fair and transparent elections.While opposition leader Khawaja Izharul Hassan said that Fazlur Rehman is a good bureaucrat and will utilise his diverse experience and professional abilities to hold transparent elections so that the political parties could independently take part in the elections and everybody could have same opportunities in the election process.
Rehman is likely to take oath as the caretaker chief minister today. He would be administered the oath by Governor Sindh Mohammad Zubair.