Imran Ismail

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Imran Ismail
Sindh governor Imran Ismail.jpg
30th Governor of Sindh
In office
27 August 2018 – 18 April 2022
PresidentArif Alvi
Prime MinisterImran Khan
Preceded byMuhammad Zubair Umar
Agha Siraj Durrani (Acting)
Member of the Provincial Assembly of Sindh
In office
13 August 2018 – 27 August 2018
ConstituencyPS-111 (Karachi South-V)
Personal details
Born (1966-01-01) 1 January 1966 (age 56)
Karachi, Pakistan
Political partyPakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf
Children2[1]

Imran Ismail (Urdu: عمران اسماعیل; born 1 January 1966) is a Pakistani businessman and politician from Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf. He served as the 33rd Governor of Sindh from 27 August 2018 to 18 April 2022. Before being appointed Governor of Sindh, he was a member of the Provincial Assembly of Sindh for a brief period in August 2018.

Early life and education[edit]

He was born on 1 January 1966[1] in Karachi, Pakistan,[2][3] into the Delhi Punjabi Saudagaran community.

Political career[edit]

He is one of the founding members of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).[1]

He ran for the seat of the National Assembly of Pakistan as a candidate of PTI from Constituency NA-246 (Karachi-VIII) in by-election held in April 2015 but was unsuccessful.[4] He received 24,821 votes and lost the seat to Kunwar Naveed Jamil.[5]

He was elected to the Provincial Assembly of Sindh as candidate of PTI from Constitutuency PS-111 (Karachi-XXIII) in 2018 Pakistani general election.[6][7]

On 6 August 2018, he was named by Imran Khan as Governor of Sindh.[7][8] On 11 August 2018, he was formally nominated by PTI for the same office.[9] On 13 August 2018, he took oath as member of the Sindh Assembly.[10] The same day, he reaffirmed the PTI's commitment to demolish the security walls around Karachi's Bilawal House.[11] On 23 August 2018, he was appointed as Governor of Sindh.[12] His appointment as Governor drew criticism from academic experts who claimed Ismail, for being intermediate pass only, does not have the necessary academic qualifications for the office by arguing that Governor office makes him the chancellor of all state-run educational institution.[13][14] On 27 August 2018, he resigned from his Sindh Assembly seat[15] and took oath as Governor of Sindh.[16] On 18 April 2022, Ismail resigned as Governor of Sindh.[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "PTI's Imran Ismail to run for NA-246". The News. 31 March 2015. Archived from the original on 11 August 2018. Retrieved 11 August 2018.
  2. ^ "NA 246: Five facts about Imran Ismail and Kunwar Jamil! - ARYNEWS". ARYNEWS. 8 April 2015. Archived from the original on 27 July 2018. Retrieved 28 July 2018.
  3. ^ Ghori, Habib Khan (25 August 2018). "Imran Ismail likely to take oath as Sindh governor on Monday". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 25 August 2018.
  4. ^ Reporter, The Newspaper's Staff (25 April 2015). "50,000 votes transferred from NA-246: Imran Ismail". DAWN.COM. Archived from the original on 6 August 2018. Retrieved 6 August 2018.
  5. ^ "Official results announced, landslide victory for MQM in NA-246". Archived from the original on 6 August 2018. Retrieved 6 August 2018.
  6. ^ "PS-111 winner Imran Ismail says he will focus on Karachi's water issues". Samaa TV. Archived from the original on 28 July 2018. Retrieved 28 July 2018.
  7. ^ a b "PTI finalises Imran Ismail for Sindh governor". The Nation. 6 August 2018. Archived from the original on 6 August 2018. Retrieved 6 August 2018.
  8. ^ "Imran Khan decides to appoint Imran Ismail as Sindh Governor". Archived from the original on 6 August 2018. Retrieved 6 August 2018.
  9. ^ "PTI nominates Imran Ismail for Sindh Governor". The News. Archived from the original on 11 August 2018. Retrieved 11 August 2018.
  10. ^ Mansoor, Hasan (14 August 2018). "160 new MPAs of Sindh take oath amid much fanfare". DAWN.COM. Archived from the original on 14 August 2018. Retrieved 14 August 2018.
  11. ^ "Demolish Bilawal House walls or face legal action: Imran Ismail tells PPP". The News. 13 August 2018. Archived from the original on 13 August 2018. Retrieved 14 August 2018.
  12. ^ Sherani, Tahir (24 August 2018). "PTI's Imran Ismail appointed Governor of Sindh". DAWN.COM. Archived from the original on 24 August 2018. Retrieved 25 August 2018.
  13. ^ "Sindh governor-nominee Imran Ismail is only intermediate pass - Daily Times". Daily Times. 26 August 2018. Retrieved 26 August 2018.
  14. ^ "PTI leader Imran Ismail holds intermediate degree". Pakistan Today. 25 August 2018. Retrieved 25 August 2018.
  15. ^ "PTI's Imran Ismail takes oath as Sindh Governor". Samaa TV. 27 August 2018. Retrieved 27 August 2018.
  16. ^ "Imran Ismail sworn in as Sindh Governor". The News. 27 August 2018. Retrieved 27 August 2018.
  17. ^ "President Alvi accepts Imran Ismail's resignation as governor Sindh". The Express Tribune. 18 April 2022.