According to the power-sharing formula, the Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif-led coalition government has chosen to name Nasreen Jalil of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) as the governor of Sindh, Geo News reported on Sunday.
The seat of Sindh governor became vacant on April 12 after PTI leader Imran Ismail resigned, only hours before Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif took oath as Pakistan’s 23rd Prime Minister.
According to sources close to the situation, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has written a summary to President Arif Alvi, recommending Nasreen Jalil for the coveted position.
According to party sources, the MQM-P has proposed five candidates for the position of Sindh governor.
According to reports, the names have been given to Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif for final clearance. Nasreen Jaleel, Amir Khan, Amir Chishti, Waseem Akhtar, and Kishwar Zehra are the five MQM-P candidates for the position.
It is worth noting that Nasreen Jalil will be the province’s first female governor in over 47 years. Ra’ana Liaquat Ali Khan previously served as the governor of Sindh from 1973 to 1975.
Profile of Nasreen Jalil
Nasreen Jalil was born in Lahore, although she grew up in Karachi. She had spent her childhood years in London. She pursued her study in Paris. She is also fluent in English and French, in addition to Urdu.
She joined 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 during the Karachi operation and sentenced to three years in prison. She was placed under home arrest after serving six months in prison.