PM Shehbaz finalises name of Nasreen Jalil as Sindh governor
ISLAMABAD: PM Shehbaz finalises name of Nasreen Jalil as Sindh governor. According to a private TV Channel Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif-led coalition government has decided to select Nasreen Jalil of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) as the governor of Sindh.
On April 12, PTI leader Imran Ismail tendered his resignation as Governor Sindh, just hours before Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif took oath as Pakistan’s 23rd prime minister.
According to sources familiar with the situation, PM Shehbaz finalises name of Nasreen Jalil as Sindh governor. Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has submitted President Arif Alvi a summary proposing Nasreen Jalil for the coveted position.
It is worth mentioning that the MQM-P has proposed five names for the position of Sindh governor, according to party sources.
According to the sources, the names have been submitted to Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif for final clearance. Nasreen Jaleel, Amir Khan, Amir Chishti, Waseem Akhtar, and Kishwar Zehra are among the five MQM-P candidates for the position.
It is interesting to note that Nasreen Jalil will be the province’s first female governor in nearly 47 years. Ra’ana Liaquat Ali Khan had previously served as the governor of Sindh from 1973 to 1975.
Profile of Nasreen Jalil
Although Nasreen Jalil was born in Lahore, she spent the majority of her life in Karachi. She had spent her childhood years in London. She pursued her study in Paris. She speaks English and French in addition to Urdu.
She became a member of the MQM and began her political career in Karachi. She was elected to the Senate twice. In 1994 and 2012, Nasreen Jalil was elected head of the Senate Standing Committee on Human Rights.
She was captured and sentenced to three years in prison during the Karachi operation. She was placed under home arrest after serving six months in prison.