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PML-N leader Muhammad Zubair was sworn in as the 32nd Governor of Sindh on Thursday in a ceremony underway at Governor House in Karachi.

Chief Justice of the Sindh High Court Syed Sajjad Ali Shah administered the oath to Muhammad Zubair at the ceremony.

The new governor was sworn in after the the shortest-serving Sindh governor retired justice Saeed-uz-Zaman Siddiqui passed away in January.

SHC Chief Justice Syed Sajjad Ali Shah and PML-N's Muhammad Zubair at the oath-taking ceremony in Karachi. ─ DawnNews
SHC Chief Justice Syed Sajjad Ali Shah and PML-N's Muhammad Zubair at the oath-taking ceremony in Karachi. ─ DawnNews

Zubair, who was chairman of the Privatisation Commission when he was appointed to the governor's post, 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.