Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf on Saturday finalised the name of Imran Ismail as the Governor of Sindh after party chairman Imran Khan formally sanctioned his name, DawnNewsTV reported.
"After God, I am thankful to Imran Khan for being nominated the governor," Ismail said following the sanctioning of his candidacy by his namesake. "I have been given a massive responsibility. I will take all the parties together and move forward."
Ismail said that the PTI and MQM-led opposition in Sindh will field their candidates for all the major positions, including the chief minister, speaker and deputy speaker.
"The name of the opposition leader has been decided," he said. "For the rest, we are consulting with MQM and GDA."
When asked if he would reside in the Governor House, Ismail said: "We will follow the party policy. The expenses of Governor House will be reduced."
Most of PTI's 22 seats provincial seats were won in urban centres, but Ismail said that as the governor of the entire province, "urban and rural areas will be equal for me".