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Wednesday, April 17, 2024  
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Governor approves Justice (retd) Maqbool Baqar as Sindh interim CM

He is set to take oath as eighth caretaker chief minister of Sindh today
A file photo of Justice (retd) Maqbool Baqar.
A file photo of Justice (retd) Maqbool Baqar.

Sindh Governor Kamran Tessori approved on Tuesday the appointment of Justice (retd) Maqbool Baqar as the caretaker chief minister of Sindh.

“It is therefore requested that approval for the notification of Mr Justice (R) Maqbool Baqar, former judge of the Supreme Court, as caretaker chief minister of Sindh,” said the summary sent to the governor by the chief minister for the appointment.

His appointment was made under Article 224(1A) of the Constitution.

The development comes a day after Anwaarul Haq Kakar was sworn in as the eighth caretaker prime minister of Pakistan on Monday.

Baqar’s name was decided after Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah and Leader of the Opposition in Sindh Rana Ansar reached a consensus over the name.

Justice Maqbool Baqar is a retired judge of the Supreme Court of Pakistan. Baqar is expected to take oath as the caretaker CM on Tuesday, sources told Aaj News on Monday.

Earlier, Rana arrived at the Chief Minister’s House in Karachi to hold a discussion with outgoing CM Murad for the caretaker setup. The consensus was reached during the meeting.

Aaj News had reported Baqar’s name would be finalised for the interim CM in the province. He will be the eighth caretaker chief minister of Sindh.

Profile

Justice (retd) Maqbool Baqir was born on April 5, 1957.

He completed his LLB from Karachi University and started his career as a lawyer in Karachi in 1981.

In August 2002, he became an additional judge in the Sindh High Court and became a permanent judge a year later.

He became the chief justice of the Sindh High Court in September 2013 and was elevated to the Supreme Court in February 2015. He retired from the Supreme Court in 2022.

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