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Sindh Governor Justice Saeed-uz-Zaman Siddiqui was admitted to a private hospital on Sunday night after he complained of having difficulty in breathing, DawnNews reported.

According to the Governor House spokesperson, Siddiqui was suffering from chest infection and breathing problems.

The governor’s condition was said to be out of danger but the doctors decided to keep him under observation for a day in the Intensive Care Unit.

Siddiqui was sworn in as the 31st governor of Sindh on Friday.

The new governor was sworn in days after the federal government decided to end the 14-year tenure of former Sindh governor Ishratul Ibad in a meeting held between Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and President Mamnoon Hussain at the Presidency.

However, the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), which governs Sindh, expressed its dissatisfaction over the decision to appoint Justice Siddiqui, complaining it had not been taken into confidence by the centre.

Sindh government spokesperson Maula Bakhsh Chandio said in a statement that the ruling party of Sindh had not been consulted over the change.

Justice Siddiqui, who served as chief justice of Pakistan, was also among aspiring candidates for the post of president in 2003 and 2008.

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zeeshandxb Nov 14, 2016 01:18am

With due respect either keep an active governer or dont keep one

RIZ Nov 14, 2016 01:37am

With all due respect to him as retired chief justice I am sure he knows his health condition therefore he shouldn't accept this job. There are many choices who can do the job and they are in good health.

Dr Riffat Jabeen Nov 14, 2016 01:39am

May he Get well soon. Amen

Razi Nov 14, 2016 01:41am

Is he able to take care of a large and complex province?

Shahid Nov 14, 2016 01:44am

God help this country

Muhammad Nov 14, 2016 02:59am

Siddiqui saheb should retire now and focus on his health. There is time and season for everything.

Asim Nov 14, 2016 03:03am

Already??? Really???

Prayers for his speedy recovery. May he denounce his governorship as soon as he is discharged from Hospital.

Changez Khan Nov 14, 2016 03:10am

Why these people take the job if they cannot handle the stress? If he has bad health then he should not be serving the public office.

Adnan Nov 14, 2016 03:13am

God bless him

Sab Se Pehle Pakistan Nov 14, 2016 03:43am

May God give him health. I fail to understand why he accepted this position in light of his health condition. PML-N is turning into a laughing stock.

Politics-R-us Nov 14, 2016 04:10am

Praying for your speedy recovery .

PANAMA Nov 14, 2016 04:33am

State duties are a stress in itself.

kirther Nov 14, 2016 05:54am

Not only Governor Sind but the whole country is ailing under the present PML-N government requiring Intensive care treatment.

ali Nov 14, 2016 05:59am

I do not know the logic of appointing such an old man for a very difficult job. He should have declined due to his age and frail condition.

J Abid Nov 14, 2016 06:17am

This old man needs rest.

Khan Nov 14, 2016 06:25am

This is what you get when you appoint a person in poor health to a high stress job.

Philosopher (from Japan) Nov 14, 2016 07:11am

Get well soon.

Syed Haider Nov 14, 2016 08:00am

He just want to put his name in a record book

Khan Nov 14, 2016 08:00am

PMlN diversions tricks.

Talha Nov 14, 2016 08:01am

@zeeshandxb What about the President? He is very old too. Shows lack of PMLN interest in Karachi. May Mr. Siddiqui recover fast, Ameen!

Farhan Nov 14, 2016 08:21am

And he is wasting tax payers money ... !

Badar janjua Nov 14, 2016 08:37am

God bless him and God give him wisdom,who appointed him as a governor,put him under tremendous pressure in this age.

MRamzan Nov 14, 2016 08:38am

Very sad news.

ali rehan Nov 14, 2016 08:43am

Why was he hired in the first place?? Was he the only man left in Pakistan suitable for governor?? Who made him??

K. Muhammad Nov 14, 2016 09:07am

Mayor is operating from Jail and considering his age and general health Governor seems to operating from hospital. Why he is been bothered in this old age to take responsibility?

Masood Hussain Nov 14, 2016 09:20am

He should retire and take rest.

Syed Ali Nov 14, 2016 09:21am

Wish him well; there is a time to call it quit.

Sohail Nov 14, 2016 09:31am

I often wonder, do we really need Governors who have no powers and just a showcasing authority wasting plenty of public resources!

INDEPENDENT Nov 14, 2016 09:38am

May he get well soon.

Govt. must consider age factor, health of the candidate before appointing him/her.

Pak Patriot Nov 14, 2016 08:21pm

Newly-appointed Sindh Governor Justice (r) Saeeduz Zaman Siddiqui, wish you speedy recovery. The PPP and Billawal have appointed a frail and elderly man as Govenor of Sindh. While the PPP and Billawal earlier had appointed Syed Qaim Ali Shah as Chief minister of Sindh. These choices, clearly demonstrate that PPP and Billawal are not competent to recognize " High Performers " for positions of Executive Responsibilities. This makes Billawal a very poor Chief Executive of the PPP. ( Thus no development in Sindh for 8 years