MQM-P’s Kamran Tessori to take oath as 34th Sindh governor today
MQM-P’s Kamran Tessori will take oath as the 34th governor of Sindh today (Monday) after President Arif Alvi approved his appointment under Article 101 (1) of the Constitution.
The post of Sindh Governor was vacant after the resignation of PTI’s Imran Ismail, on which the President approved the appointment of Kamran Tessori on the advice of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif.
Last month the MQM-P had re-inducted its former coordination committee member Kamran Tessori into the party, who was earlier considered responsible for the split within the party that resulted in Dr. Farooq Sattar’s expulsion.
On August 22 2016, the party split into two factions (MQM-Pakistan and MQM-London) following the controversial speech of MQM founder Altaf Hussain.
Later, the party was further divided into MQM-Bahadurabad and MQM-PIB over the issue of ticket to businessman Kamran Tessori, who was then the deputy convener and a favorite of Dr. Farooq Sattar.
The two factions united and contested the July 2018 general elections on a single platform.
However, in these elections MQM won only 4 out of 21 National Assembly seats in Karachi, later differences over the Kamran Tessori issue again led to the expulsion of Dr. Farooq Sattar from MQM-Bahadurabad. Former Sindh Governor Imran Ismail resigned on April 11 after the ouster of PTI government and the swearing-in of Shahbaz Sharif as the Prime Minister of the country.