KARACHI, Nov 11, 2016
Justice (Retd) Saeed uz Zaman Siddiqui was sworn in as the 31st Governor of Sindh here on Friday at a simple but impressive ceremony held at Governor House.
Chief Justice Sindh High Court, Justice Syed Sajjad Ali Shah administered the oath.
Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah was also present on the occasion. Chief Secretary Sindh, Muhammad Siddique Memon, conducted the ceremony. Judges of Sindh High Court, provincial ministers, secretaries and notable also attended the ceremony.
Later, Chief Minister Sindh, Syed Murad Ali Shah called on Governor Sindh Justice (Retd) Saeed uz Zaman Siddiqui and congratulated him on his new assignment.
Governor Sindh Justice(Retd) Saeed uz Zaman Siddiqui thanked Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah and said that close coordination between Governor’s Secretariat and Chief Minister House would be ensured so as to resolve all matters with absolute cohesion, harmony and in consultation with each other.
Justice Siddiqui became the CJP in July 1999, less than three months before Gen Musharraf toppled then Nawaz Sharif-led government on Oct 12, 1999. Gen Musharraf put CJP Siddiqui and other judges from Superior judiciary under house arrest until Irshad Hasan Khan took the oath as the new CJP in January 2000.
(Picture with courtesy of DUNYA News Pakistan)