Chief Minister of Sindh

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The Chief Minister of Sindh (CM) is elected by the Provincial Assembly of Sindh
Provincial Assembly of Sindh
The Provincial Assembly of the Sindh is a unicameral house of elected representatives of people of Sindh established under Article 106 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan...

 to serve as the head of the provincial government
Government of Sindh
Government of Sindh is based in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. سندھ is one of the four provinces of Pakistan and is home to the Sindhis, Muhajirs, Pashtuns and a whole array of other ethnic and linguistic groups. Neighbouring regions are Balochistan to the west and north, Punjab in the north and...

 in Sindh
Sindh
Sindh historically referred to as Ba'ab-ul-Islam , is one of the four provinces of Pakistan and historically is home to the Sindhi people. It is also locally known as the "Mehran". Though Muslims form the largest religious group in Sindh, a good number of Christians, Zoroastrians and Hindus can...

, Pakistan
Pakistan
Pakistan , officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan is a sovereign state in South Asia. It has a coastline along the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Oman in the south and is bordered by Afghanistan and Iran in the west, India in the east and China in the far northeast. In the north, Tajikistan...

. The current Chief Minister is Qaim Ali Shah
Qaim Ali Shah
Syed Qaim Ali Shah is the current Chief Minister of Sindh, Sindh President of the Pakistan Peoples Party and an elected Member of Provincial Assembly from PS-29...

, who belongs to Pakistan Peoples Party
Pakistan Peoples Party
The Pakistan Peoples Party , is a democratic socialist political party in Pakistan affiliated with Socialist International. Pakistan People's Party is the largest political party of Pakistan...

. He was elected as 23rd CM on April 7, 2008.

List of Chief Ministers of Sindh

Name of Chief Minister Entered Office Left Office Political Party/Notes
Ghulam Hussain Hidayat Ullah
Ghulam Hussain Hidayat Ullah
-Career:Hidayatullah served as the Chief Minister of Sindh for two separate terms. The first term was April 28, 1937 to March 23, 1938. The second term was March 7, 1941 to October 14, 1947, and served the longest tenure that any chief minister has till current History. After the Partition of...

  (1st time)
April 28, 1937 March 23, 1938 Muslim People's Party
Allah Bux Soomro
Allah Bux Soomro
Allah Bux Muhammad Umar Soomro , or Allah Baksh Soomro, was a zamindar, government contractor, Indian independence activist and politician from the province of Sindh in British India. He is considered to be amongst the best premiers of the province...

 (1st time)
March 23, 1938 April 18, 1940 Ittehad Party
Mir Bandeh Ali Khan Talpur
Mir Bandeh Ali Khan Talpur
Mir Bandeh Ali Khan Talpur was a politician from Sindh, Pakistan.Mir Bandeh Ali Khan Talpur was Chief Minister of Sindh from April 14, 1940 to March 7, 1941....

April 18, 1940 March 7, 1941 Muslim League
Allah Bux Soomro
Allah Bux Soomro
Allah Bux Muhammad Umar Soomro , or Allah Baksh Soomro, was a zamindar, government contractor, Indian independence activist and politician from the province of Sindh in British India. He is considered to be amongst the best premiers of the province...

 (2nd time)
March 7, 1941 October 14, 1942 Ittehad Party
Ghulam Hussain Hidayat Ullah
Ghulam Hussain Hidayat Ullah
-Career:Hidayatullah served as the Chief Minister of Sindh for two separate terms. The first term was April 28, 1937 to March 23, 1938. The second term was March 7, 1941 to October 14, 1947, and served the longest tenure that any chief minister has till current History. After the Partition of...

  (2nd time)
October 14, 1942 August 14, 1947 Muslim People's Party
Muhammad Ayub Khuhro
Muhammad Ayub Khuhro
Khan Bahadur Muhammad Ayub Khoro was a politician from Sindh, Pakistan, who became its first Chief Minister after independence of Pakistan and subsequently serving two additional terms in the 1950s. He later became the Defence Minister in the government of PM Feroz Khan Noon, before the imposition...

 (1st time)
August 16, 1947 April 28, 1948 Muslim League
Muslim League (Pakistan)
Muslim League was the original successor of All India Muslim League that led the Pakistan Movement achieving an independent nation. After formation of Pakistan, the party was renamed to Muslim League which came to an end soon after Qaid-e-Azam's death on the first marshal law in 1958.-History:On...

Pir Ilahi Bux
Pir Ilahi Bux
Pir Ilahi Bux or Pir Ilahi Buksh was born at Pir Jo Goth near Bhansyedabad in 1890 in a spiritual family of Dadu District, Sindh, Pakistan. He was only 9 years of age when his father Pir Nawaz Ali Shah died. He was brought up by his maternal uncle Pir Lal Muhammad...

May 3, 1948 February 4, 1949 Muslim League
Muslim League (Pakistan)
Muslim League was the original successor of All India Muslim League that led the Pakistan Movement achieving an independent nation. After formation of Pakistan, the party was renamed to Muslim League which came to an end soon after Qaid-e-Azam's death on the first marshal law in 1958.-History:On...

Yusuf Haroon
Yusuf Haroon
Muhammad Yusuf Abdullah Haroon was a politician from Sindh, Pakistan.The eldest of Sir Haji Abdullah Haroon’s sons, he worked closely with Quaid-e-Azam as his ADC and was active in the Pakistan Movement...

February 18, 1949 May 7, 1950 Muslim League
Muslim League (Pakistan)
Muslim League was the original successor of All India Muslim League that led the Pakistan Movement achieving an independent nation. After formation of Pakistan, the party was renamed to Muslim League which came to an end soon after Qaid-e-Azam's death on the first marshal law in 1958.-History:On...

Qazi Fazlullah Ubaidullah
Qazi Fazlullah Ubaidullah
Qazi Fazlullah Ubaidullah was a politician from Sindh, Pakistan.Qazi Fazlullah Ubaidullah was Chief Minister of Sindh from May 8, 1950 to March 24, 1951....

May 8, 1950 March 24, 1951 Muslim League
Muslim League (Pakistan)
Muslim League was the original successor of All India Muslim League that led the Pakistan Movement achieving an independent nation. After formation of Pakistan, the party was renamed to Muslim League which came to an end soon after Qaid-e-Azam's death on the first marshal law in 1958.-History:On...

Muhammad Ayub Khuhro
Muhammad Ayub Khuhro
Khan Bahadur Muhammad Ayub Khoro was a politician from Sindh, Pakistan, who became its first Chief Minister after independence of Pakistan and subsequently serving two additional terms in the 1950s. He later became the Defence Minister in the government of PM Feroz Khan Noon, before the imposition...

 (2nd time)
March 25, 1951 December 29, 1951 Muslim League
Muslim League (Pakistan)
Muslim League was the original successor of All India Muslim League that led the Pakistan Movement achieving an independent nation. After formation of Pakistan, the party was renamed to Muslim League which came to an end soon after Qaid-e-Azam's death on the first marshal law in 1958.-History:On...

Governor's rule December 29, 1951 May 22, 1953
Pirzada Abdul Sattar May 22, 1953 November 8, 1954 Muslim League
Muslim League (Pakistan)
Muslim League was the original successor of All India Muslim League that led the Pakistan Movement achieving an independent nation. After formation of Pakistan, the party was renamed to Muslim League which came to an end soon after Qaid-e-Azam's death on the first marshal law in 1958.-History:On...

Muhammad Ayub Khuhro
Muhammad Ayub Khuhro
Khan Bahadur Muhammad Ayub Khoro was a politician from Sindh, Pakistan, who became its first Chief Minister after independence of Pakistan and subsequently serving two additional terms in the 1950s. He later became the Defence Minister in the government of PM Feroz Khan Noon, before the imposition...

 (3rd time)
November 9, 1954 October 13, 1955 Muslim League
Muslim League (Pakistan)
Muslim League was the original successor of All India Muslim League that led the Pakistan Movement achieving an independent nation. After formation of Pakistan, the party was renamed to Muslim League which came to an end soon after Qaid-e-Azam's death on the first marshal law in 1958.-History:On...

Post abolished October 13, 1955 June 30, 1970 Part of West Pakistan
West Pakistan
West Pakistan , common name West-Pakistan , in the period between its establishment on 22 November 1955 to disintegration on December 16, 1971. This period, during which, Pakistan was divided, ended when East-Pakistan was disintegrated and succeeded to become which is now what is known as Bangladesh...

 province
Martial law
Yahya Khan
General Agha Mohammad Yahya Khan Qizilbash, H.Pk, HJ, S.Pk, psc was the third President of Pakistan from 1969 to 1971, following the resignation of Ayub Khan...

July 1, 1970 May 1, 1972
Mumtaz Bhutto
Mumtaz Bhutto
Sardar Mumtaz Ali Khan Bhutto is the first cousin of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, chief of the Bhutto clan and chairman of the Sindh National Front and Sindh Qaumi Itehad...

 (1st time)
May 1, 1972 December 20, 1973 Pakistan Peoples Party
Pakistan Peoples Party
The Pakistan Peoples Party , is a democratic socialist political party in Pakistan affiliated with Socialist International. Pakistan People's Party is the largest political party of Pakistan...

Ghulam Mustafa Jatoi
Ghulam Mustafa Jatoi
Ghulam Mustafa Jatoi was a Pakistani politician, and was the Acting Prime Minister of Pakistan for 3 months, from August 6, 1990 to November 6, 1990. Ghulam Mustafa Jatoi's ancestors were mureeds of the Pir's of Sarhandi....

December 25, 1973 July 5, 1977 Pakistan Peoples Party
Pakistan Peoples Party
The Pakistan Peoples Party , is a democratic socialist political party in Pakistan affiliated with Socialist International. Pakistan People's Party is the largest political party of Pakistan...

Martial law
Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq
General Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq , was the 4th Chief Martial Law Administrator and the sixth President of Pakistan from July 1977 to his death in August 1988...

July 5, 1977 April 6, 1985
Ghous Ali Shah April 6, 1985 April 6, 1988 Pakistan Muslim League
Pakistan Muslim League
The Pakistan Muslim League was founded in 1962, as a successor to the previously disbanded Muslim League in Pakistan. Unlike the original PML which ended in 1958 when General Ayub Khan banned all political parties, each subsequent Muslim League was in some way propped by the military dictators of...

Akhtar Ali Ghulam Qazi  (1st time) April 11, 1988 June 24, 1988 Islami Jamhoori Ittehad
Islami Jamhoori Ittehad
Islami Jamhoori Ittehad or Islamic Democratic Alliance was formed in September 1988 to oppose the Pakistan Peoples Party in elections that year...

Governor's rule
Rahimuddin Khan
Rahimuddin Khan Afridi is a retired four-star general of the Pakistan Army who was the fourth Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee from 1984 to 1987. He was also the longest-serving Governor and martial law administrator of Balochistan, from 1978 to when he resigned in 1984...

June 24, 1988 August 31, 1988
Akhtar Ali Ghulam Qazi (2nd time; caretaker) August 31, 1988 December 2, 1988 Islami Jamhoori Ittehad
Islami Jamhoori Ittehad
Islami Jamhoori Ittehad or Islamic Democratic Alliance was formed in September 1988 to oppose the Pakistan Peoples Party in elections that year...

Qaim Ali Shah
Qaim Ali Shah
Syed Qaim Ali Shah is the current Chief Minister of Sindh, Sindh President of the Pakistan Peoples Party and an elected Member of Provincial Assembly from PS-29...

December 2, 1988 February 25, 1990 Pakistan Peoples Party
Pakistan Peoples Party
The Pakistan Peoples Party , is a democratic socialist political party in Pakistan affiliated with Socialist International. Pakistan People's Party is the largest political party of Pakistan...

Aftab Shaban Mirani
Aftab Shaban Mirani
Aftab Shaban Mirani is a politician from Shikarpur, Sindh, Pakistan. The former defence minister is now a representative for the NA-202 constituency.- Family :Aftab Shahban Mirani's wife Ms Safia Aftab Mirani died on October 5, 2007...

February 25, 1990 August 6, 1990 Pakistan Peoples Party
Pakistan Peoples Party
The Pakistan Peoples Party , is a democratic socialist political party in Pakistan affiliated with Socialist International. Pakistan People's Party is the largest political party of Pakistan...

Jam Sadiq Ali
Jam Sadiq Ali
Jam Sadiq Ali was a politician from Sindh, Pakistan.Jam Sadiq Ali belonged to the ruling dynasty of Samaa Ja'ams who ruled Sindh over two quarter centuries up to middle of 1700.Jam Sadiq Ali had ten children, one of whom died in September 2003...

 (acting till November 5, 1990)
August 6, 1990 March 5, 1992 Independent
Independent (politician)
In politics, an independent or non-party politician is an individual not affiliated to any political party. Independents may hold a centrist viewpoint between those of major political parties, a viewpoint more extreme than any major party, or they may have a viewpoint based on issues that they do...

Muzaffar Hussain Shah
Muzaffar Hussain Shah
- Biography :Syed Muzaffar Hussain Shah was born in 1945 in Karachi during Colonial rule. He belongs to a Syed family of Mirpur Khas, Sindh. Muzaffar Hussain Shah had two sisters and the only son. Syed Muzaffar Hussain Shah did Senior Cambridge from Quetta Grammar School in 1959, B.Sc. in...

March 6, 1992 July 19, 1993 Islami Jamhoori Ittehad
Islami Jamhoori Ittehad
Islami Jamhoori Ittehad or Islamic Democratic Alliance was formed in September 1988 to oppose the Pakistan Peoples Party in elections that year...

Syed Ali Madad Shah (caretaker) July 19, 1993 October 21, 1993
Syed Abdullah Shah October 21, 1993 November 6, 1996 Pakistan Peoples Party
Pakistan Peoples Party
The Pakistan Peoples Party , is a democratic socialist political party in Pakistan affiliated with Socialist International. Pakistan People's Party is the largest political party of Pakistan...

Mumtaz Bhutto
Mumtaz Bhutto
Sardar Mumtaz Ali Khan Bhutto is the first cousin of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, chief of the Bhutto clan and chairman of the Sindh National Front and Sindh Qaumi Itehad...

 (2nd time; caretaker)
November 7, 1996 February 22, 1997 Sindh National Front
Sindh National Front
Sindh National Front is a political party in the province of Sindh, Pakistan. It is currently led by Mumtaz Bhutto, the cousin of Mr. Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, ex-Prime Minister of Pakistan, who was hanged by the regime of Zia-ul-Haq....

Liaquat Ali Jatoi
Liaquat Ali Jatoi
Liaquat Ali Jatoi is a Pakistani politician who was Chief Minister of Sindh during 1997-1998.Jatoi belongs to Dadu District in the province of Sindh, Pakistan...

February 22, 1997 October 30, 1998 Pakistan Muslim League (N)
Pakistan Muslim League (N)
The Pakistan Muslim League is a conservative political party in Pakistan, affiliated with Western conservatism...

Governor's rule-No Chief Minister
Pervez Musharraf
Pervez Musharraf , is a retired four-star general who served as the 13th Chief of Army Staff and tenth President of Pakistan as well as tenth Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee. Musharraf headed and led an administrative military government from October 1999 till August 2007. He ruled...

October 30, 1998 December 17, 2002
Ali Mohammad Mahar December 17, 2002 June 9, 2004 Pakistan Muslim League (Q)
Pakistan Muslim League (Q)
The Pakistan Muslim League or officially Pakistan Muslim League is a centrist, modern political party in Pakistan. The present form of PML-Q was formed prior to 2002 general elections....

Arbab Ghulam Rahim
Arbab Ghulam Rahim
Dr. Arbab Ghulam Rahim remained the Chief Minister of the Government of Sindh during 2004-2007.He was born on 15 September 1957.He belongs to District Tharparkar in the province of Sindh, Pakistan...

June 9, 2004 November 19, 2007 Pakistan Muslim League (Q)
Pakistan Muslim League (Q)
The Pakistan Muslim League or officially Pakistan Muslim League is a centrist, modern political party in Pakistan. The present form of PML-Q was formed prior to 2002 general elections....

Abdul Qadir Halepoto (caretaker) November 19, 2007 April 6, 2008
Qaim Ali Shah
Qaim Ali Shah
Syed Qaim Ali Shah is the current Chief Minister of Sindh, Sindh President of the Pakistan Peoples Party and an elected Member of Provincial Assembly from PS-29...

 (2nd time)
April 6, 2008 Incumbent Pakistan Peoples Party
Pakistan Peoples Party
The Pakistan Peoples Party , is a democratic socialist political party in Pakistan affiliated with Socialist International. Pakistan People's Party is the largest political party of Pakistan...


See also

  • Governor of Sindh
    Governor of Sindh
    The Governor of Sindh is the appointed Head of State of the provincial government in Sindh, Pakistan. The governor is designated by the Prime Minister and is normally regarded a ceremonial post...

  • Government of Sindh
    Government of Sindh
    Government of Sindh is based in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. سندھ is one of the four provinces of Pakistan and is home to the Sindhis, Muhajirs, Pashtuns and a whole array of other ethnic and linguistic groups. Neighbouring regions are Balochistan to the west and north, Punjab in the north and...

  • Provincial Assembly of Sindh
    Provincial Assembly of Sindh
    The Provincial Assembly of the Sindh is a unicameral house of elected representatives of people of Sindh established under Article 106 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan...

  • List of Chief Ministers in Pakistan
  • List of Governors of Pakistan