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President accepts governor Sindh’s resignation

President Arif Alvi accepted the resignation of Governor Sindh Imran Ismail on Monday amid the uncertain political conditions of the country.

“In terms of Article 101(4) of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, the President has been pleased to accept the resignation tendered by Mr Imran Ismail from the office of Governor of the Province of Sindh, with effect from 17 April 2022,” the notification issued by the Cabinet Secretariat read.

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According to the notification, the speaker of the Sindh Assembly, Agha Siraj Durrani, has been directed to take over the duties of the governor till a new one takes charge.

Ismail gave his resignation on April 12 when Shehbaz Sharif took the oath as the newly elected prime minister of the country. He posted the picture of his resignation on his Twitter handle and said that he refused to work under a corrupt government.

“In view of the abject failure of all state institutions to take due notice of the facts and documentary evidence of the lettergate scandal and the foreign-sponsored conspiracy to remove Mr Imran Khan, my leader and the duly elected prime minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan from his office, and installing instead, a person facing serious charges of corruption in a manner that history shall reveal in full measure in due course, I write to inform you that my conscience does not permit me to accord state protocol to such a person in my capacity as governor of Sindh, which was the first province to adopt the Pakistan Resolution,” he said in his resignation.

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Taking up the charge in August 2018, Ismail was the 33rd governor of Sindh.

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