KARACHI: Veteran politician and senior leader of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Syed Qaim Ali Shah on Thursday has been elected the chief minister in Sindh province for record third occasion.

Earlier during the ongoing session of the provincial assembly, Agha Siraj Durrani of PPP was sworn in as speaker of 16th Sindh Assembly whereas Shehla Raza took oath as the deputy speaker.

Shah secured 86 votes in the secret ballot.

Durrani congratulated the veteran politician for completing “hat-trick” of becoming Sindh chief minister after announcing the ballot results.

Sardar Ahmed – the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) candidate – bagged 48 votes while Imtiaz Sheikh of Pakistan Muslim League-Functional (PML-F) managed to secure18 votes.

Shah has held the post previously in 1988 and 2008.

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rosh
May 31, 2013 1:34 am

Please stop this drama and let him be CM for life.

What you expect from a 90 years old to do for us.

Shahid
May 31, 2013 2:58 am

This is great, he will do nothing for the province and the people the third time. He is really good at it.

Sharfuddin
May 31, 2013 3:01 am

Putting him as CM is disaster, he is incompetent, corrupt and absolutely individual. What achievement he has done in the past and what is expected from him? The people who choose him, probably would get more benefit while he would be in his office then the General Public whose hard earned money will be paid to him as salary and perks. Shame on them who chosen him.

Naila
May 31, 2013 3:14 am

The guy who couldn't control target killing in his previous 5 years, is 'back in business (as usual)' for 5 more years. God bless Pakistan?

Mansoor Khan
May 31, 2013 10:06 am

A man who has shown twice not be worthy of this important post. What is wrong with Pakistan Peoples Party, have they lost all sense of responsibility to the people of Sind. Many Sindhi voters keep voting these incapable professional politicians just because they are Sindhi instead of voting for people who can make a positive difference in their lives by improving the governance. Mansoor Khan

aslam minhas
May 31, 2013 11:10 am

OLD WINE IN OLD BOTTLE! The same medicine that put Karachi on life-support is again being administred to the city. PPP is in a hole and still keeps digging!

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