According to an official of Prime Minister House, Governor Sindh Dr Ishratul Ebad Khan has been removed from his position after almost 14 years to hold the office.

The decision was taken during a meeting between President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Islamabad today (Wednesday).

The official further claimed that Justice (retd.) Saeeduzzaman Siddiqui is likely to succeed Ebad.

“Name of Saeed-uz-Zaman has been finalized with the recommendation from President Mamnoon Hussain,” he said.

Siddiqui confirmed the development, saying he is going to assume the office. He said he eyes to improve law and order situation in Sindh after he takes charge of his office as Sindh governor.

“I will try my best to address the issues of people,” he said.

“I believe that maintaining peace in Karachi is the joint responsibility of both the provincial government and the governor. If peace is maintained in the city, businesses will flourish and people will take a sigh of relief,” he said while emphasising the need of peace in the province.

He said that after taking oath he will review the issues of funds and powers so as to put the matter of local government in order.

“We also need to look into the political divisions in the city so as to utilise political segments in order to resolve problems of the people.”

To a question about MQM factions, Zaman said he felt a faction led by Mustafa Kamal and Farooq Sattar will join hands in near future.

Ishratul Ebad has been in the office since December 27, 2002.