The PPP has named Murad Ali Shah as its nominee for slot of Sindh chief minister.
The party won 76 seats in the July 25 elections and is in a comfortable position to form its government in Sindh for the third consecutive time.
Murad was elected as an MPA from Sehwan’s PS-34. This will be his second time as CM, as he was appointed to the post after his predecessor Syed Qaim Ali Shah resigned in July 2016. Murad’s father Abdullah Shah served as the province’s CM from 1993 to 1996.
Agha Siraj Durrani was nominated for the post of the Sindh Assembly speaker, while Rehana Leghari was named for deputy speaker’s slot, announced the PPP leader Nasir Hussain Shah.
Nasir said Bilawal Bhutto Zardari had made it clear that the decision will be taken on merit in Sindh.
“The people of Sindh have rejected the GDA,” he said, criticising PPP’s rival party led by Pir Pagara. However, he said that his party will hold talks with the MQM for a possible alliance with the Karachi-based party.