KARACHI: Sindh Governor Dr Ishrat-ul-Ibad on Wednesday accepted the resignation of senior Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Syed Qaim Ali Shah from Sindh chief minister post.
Shah’s resignation came in the wake of PPP chairperson Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari’s decision to inject “young blood” for the betterment of the province, as Maula Bux Chandio, adviser to the Sindh chief minister on information, informed earlier.
PPP picked Syed Murad Ali Shah as the successor of Qaim Ali Shah during a senior leadership’s meeting in Dubai on Sunday.
About the removal of Qaim Ali Shah, party sources said that apart from his soft stance on the issue of Rangers’ actions in the province, the factor that caused his departure was fragmentation in the party.
The party leadership got complaints from a group that he did not entertain their requests about various projects and lucrative transfers and postings.
“He [Mr Shah] is a man who goes by the book, which too went against him ultimately when it came to political considerations,” said a senior party man.
CM Shah’s performance in the development sector was also questioned by his detractors. He contended with this allegation throughout his long stint as the chief minister and finally it was counted as one of the reasons that played in the party’s decision to show him the door.
His soft attitude towards Rangers and an independent stance in implementing the National Action Plan is said to be among the factors of his exit.