Maqbool Baqar takes oath as caretaker Sindh CM

KARACHI: Retired Justice Maqbool Baqar took oath as 8th caretaker chief minister of Sindh in Karachi today.

Sindh Governor Karman Khan Tessori administered the oath at a ceremony at Governor House attended by outgoing chief minister Murad Ali Shah, ministers, political figures and government officials.

Baqar’s selection as the interim provincial chief executive stemmed from a unanimous decision between former Sindh chief minister Syed Murad Ali Shah and the Leader of the Opposition in the provincial assembly, Rana Ansar.

A law graduate from the University of Karachi, Justice Baqar retired from the Supreme Court last year and has served as the chief justice of the Sindh High Court as well.

According to the SHC’s website, he was enrolled there as an advocate in May 1981, after which he was elevated to the role of an additional judge on Aug 26, 2002.

Exactly a year later, Justice Baqar was confirmed as an SHC judge. On Sept 26, 2013, he was appointed as the chief justice before being elevated to the role of a Supreme Court justice on Feb 17, 2015.

Justice Baqar was also the target of a deadly bomb attack in June 2013, which killed nine people and injured 15 others, including Baqar, who was serving as a senior SHC judge at the time.

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