Privatisation Commission Chairman Muhammad Zubair on Monday confirmed his appointment as the new governor of Sindh.

The PML-N leader confirmed to a private TV channel that he would take charge of the post left vacant by the demise of Saeed-uz-Zaman Siddiqui earlier this month.

Siddiqui, the 31st governor of Sindh, suffered poor health and had been hospitalised soon after his appointment in Nov 2016 due to a chest infection and breathing problems.

Zubair is the brother of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf leader Asad Umar.

He holds a master's degree in business administration from Karachi's Institute of Business Administration, where he was elected to the Board of Directors in 1980 as a student representative and also taught Financial Management from 1981-1986.

Prior to serving as chairman of the Privatisation Commission, Zubair was chairman of the Board of Investment from July to December 2013.

From 2012-13, he was a part of the PML-N's Economic, Tax Reforms and Media Committees.

Before working in government, Zubair was employed by IBM, where he held various positions for the duration of his 26-year career until 2007, according to information available on the Privatisation Commission website.