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Governor of Sindh

Governor of Sindh
Governor of Sindh's Seal
Provincial Flag of Sindh
Kamran Tessori
since 9 October 2022
StyleThe Honorable
ResidenceGovernor House
SeatKarachi, Sindh, Pakistan
NominatorPrime Minister of Pakistan
AppointerPresident of Pakistan
Term length5 years
Constituting instrumentConstitution of Pakistan
Formation15 August 1947; 76 years ago (1947-08-15)
First holderSir Charles Napier

The governor of Sindh is the appointed head of the province of Sindh, Pakistan. The office of the governor as the head of the province is largely a ceremonial position; the executive powers lie with the chief minister and the chief secretary of Sindh.

However, there were instances throughout the history of Pakistan, the powers of the provincial governors were vastly increased, when the provincial assemblies were dissolved and the administrative role came under direct control of the governors, as in the cases of martial laws of 1958–1972 and 1977–1985, and governor rules of 1999–2002. In the case of Sindh, there were three direct instances of governor's rule under Mian Aminuddin, Rahimuddin Khan and Moinuddin Haider respectively, in 1951–1953, 1988, and 1998 when the provincial chief ministers of those times were removed and assemblies dissolved.

The governor is appointed by the president on the advice of the prime minister. The Governor House in Karachi is the official residence of the governor of Sindh. Kamran Tessori is the current governor of Sindh.

Arab Sind

The Muslim province of Sind was under the reign of Umayyad and Abbasid caliphates. The governor of Sind was an official of Umayyad and Abbasid caliphates.[1]

Governor of Sindh

Sir Charles Napier (1843-1847) became the first ever Chief Commissioner and Governor of Sind.[2]

List of governors of Sindh

Following is the list of Sindh governors after the independence of Pakistan in 1947.

Number Name of governor Entered office Left office Political affiliation
1. Shaikh G.H. Hidayatullah August 15, 1947 October 4, 1948 Muslim League
2. Shaikh Din Muhammad October 7, 1948 November 19, 1949
3. Mian Aminuddin November 19, 1949 May 1, 1953
4. George Baxandall Constantine May 2, 1953 August 12, 1953 Civil Administration
5. Habib Ibrahim Rahimtoola August 12, 1953 June 23, 1954 Muslim League
6. Iftikhar Hussain Khan Mamdot June 24, 1954 October 14, 1955
- Sindh province abolished and became part of West Pakistan unit October 14, 1955 July 1, 1970 -
7. Lieutenant-General Rahman Gul, PA July 1, 1970 December 20, 1971 Military Administration
8. Mumtaz Bhutto December 24, 1971 April 20, 1972 Pakistan Peoples Party
9. Mir Rasool Bux Talpur April 29, 1972 February 14, 1973
10. Begum Ra'ana Liaquat Ali Khan February 15, 1973 February 28, 1976 Independent
11. Muhammad Dilawar Khanji March 1, 1976 July 5, 1977 Pakistan Peoples Party
12. Abdul Kadir Shaikh July 6, 1977 September 17, 1978 Civil Administration
13. Lieutenant-General S.M. Abbasi, PA September 18, 1978 April 6, 1984 Military Administration
14. Lieutenant-General (retired) Jahan Dad Khan, PA April 7, 1984 January 4, 1987
15. Ashraf W. Tabani January 5, 1987 June 23, 1988 Independent
16. General (retired) Rahimuddin Khan, PA June 24, 1988 September 12, 1988 Military Administration
17. Justice Qadeeruddin Ahmed September 12, 1988 April 18, 1989 Supreme Court of Pakistan
18. Justice Fakhruddin G. Ebrahim April 19, 1989 August 6, 1990
19. Mahmoud Haroon (1st term) August 6, 1990 July 18, 1993 Independent
20. Hakim Saeed July 19, 1993 January 23, 1994
(19) Mahmoud Haroon (2nd term) January 23, 1994 May 21, 1995
21. Kamaluddin Azfar May 22, 1995 March 16, 1997 Pakistan Peoples Party
22. Lieutenant General (retired) Moinuddin Haider, PA March 17, 1997 June 17, 1999 Military Administration
23. Mamnoon Hussain June 19, 1999 October 12, 1999 Pakistan Muslim League (N)
24. Air Marshal Azim Daudpota, PAF October 25, 1999 May 24, 2000 Military Administration
25. Muhammad Mian Soomro May 25, 2000 December 26, 2002 Pakistan Muslim League (Q) (PMLQ)
26. Ishrat-ul-Ibad Khan December 27, 2002 November 9, 2016 Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM)
27. Chief Justice (R) Saeeduzzaman Siddiqui November 11, 2016 January 11, 2017 Pakistan Muslim League (N)
28. Mohammad Zubair February 8, 2017 July 29, 2018 Pakistan Muslim League (N)
29. Imran Ismail August 27, 2018 April 10, 2022 Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf
- Agha Siraj Durrani (acting) 20 April, 2022 October 9, 2022 Pakistan People's Party
30. Kamran Tessori 10 October 2022 incumbent Muttahida Qaumi Movement – Pakistan

See also


  1. ^ Al-Ya'qubi, pp. 388, 557, 448, 599; al-Tabari, v. 32: p. 106
  2. ^ "General Charles Napier and the Conquest of Sind". Retrieved 27 October 2020.
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