Justice Alvi takes oath as interim CM Sindh
22 March, 2013
Karachi: Justice (Retd) Zahid Qurban Ali Alvi on Thursday was sworn in as caretaker chief minister of Sind. In a simple but a graceful ceremony held here at Governor House, Dr. Ishratul Ebad administrated the oath.
Former CM Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah and other leaders of PPP and MQM were also participated in the ceremony.
The caretaker cabinet of the province likely to comprise of 10 to 12 ministers.
Justice Qurban Alvi belongs to Karachi and remained judge of Sindh High Court.
The nominated caretaker chief minister of Sindh Justice Zahid Kurban Alvi was born on August 21, 1941 in Karachi. He passed Matriculation from St Patrick's School and Intermediate Examination from St Patrick's College, while he did his graduation from the University of Sindh, Jamshoro and obtained degrees of Bachelors of Law and Masters in International Relations.
He started law practice after graduating in Law in June, 1966. Alvi posted as judge of Sindh High Court on May 5, 1998 and was retired as judge on August 8, 2003. Alvi took oath under former Army Chief Pervez Musharrf's first PCO (Provisional Constitutional Order) in 2000 as Sindh High Judge.
Besides, Zahid Qurban Alvi was appointed tribunal chief to probe the breach occurred in Indus River at Guddu Barrage in 2010 floods is natural or manmade. But in his findings, Alvi tribunal declared the breach in the Indus River as natural, which caused relief of sigh for the PPP government.
Besides, in his findings on Baldia Factory in Karachi, in which over 250 people were burnt alive, Alvi Tribunal declared that the fire in factory was due to short-circuit of electricity. After retirement, Alvi remained close with the PPP leadership, so he was appointed as tribunal head to probe issues of breach occurred in the floodwater and Baldia factory.
Meanwhile, Pakistan Muslim League Fictional (PML-F) has decided to challenge in the Supreme Court the appointment of Justice (retd) Qurban Ali Alvi as caretaker Chief Minister Sindh.
On Wednesday, outgoing Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah and Leader of the Opposition in now-dissolved provincial assembly Syed Sardar Ahmed announced appointment of the retired judge and signed a memorandum of caretaker government in Sindh.
They, however, did not reveal details of caretaker cabinet in the province.
On the other hand, the PML-F leadership has expressed their concerns and decided to move the apex court against the appointment of Justice (retd) Qurban Ali Alvi.