Murad Ali Shah

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Syed Murad Ali Shah
سید مراد على شاه
29th Chief Minister of Sindh
In office
18 August 2018 – 17 August 2023
GovernorMuhammad Zubair
Imran Ismail
Kamran Tessori
Preceded byFazal-ur-Rehman (caretaker)
Succeeded byMaqbool Baqar (caretaker)
In office
29 July 2016 – 28 May 2018
GovernorMuhammad Zubair
Preceded byQaim Ali Shah
Succeeded byFazal-ur-Rehman (caretaker)
Personal details
Born (1962-11-08) 8 November 1962 (age 61)
Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Political partyPPP (2007-present)
Residence(s)Karachi, Sindh
Alma materStanford University

Syed Murad Ali Shah (Urdu: سید مراد على شاه, Sindhi: مراد علي شاھ; born 8 November 1962) is a Pakistani politician and structural engineer who served as the 28th and 29th Chief Minister of Sindh province of Pakistan and as a member of the Sindh Assembly.[2]

Early life and education[edit]

Shah was born in Karachi, West Pakistan, to a Sindhi Muslim family. His father, Syed Abdullah Ali Shah also served as the chief minister of Sindh.[citation needed] Shah matriculated from Saint Patrick's High School, did intermediate study at D. J. Sindh Government Science College[3] in Karachi, and was admitted to the engineering programme at the NED University of Engineering and Technology. He graduated with a B.E. in civil engineering and was a silver medalist on his graduation from the NED. After earning the Quaid-e-Azam scholarship, he went to the United States and attended Stanford University in California where he completed his M.Sc. in structural engineering. He completed a second master's from Stanford University two years later in economic systems where again he was on an international scholarship.[4]

From 1986 to 1990, Shah pursued his engineering career with the Government of Sindh as a water engineer at the Water and Power Development Authority in Lahore. He later went to join the Port Qasim Authority in Karachi. He was also a city engineer for Hyderabad's Development Authority. He was an engineer at Wapda, Port Qasim Authority and the Hyderabad Development Authority, before joining Citibank.[5] Shah worked for Citibank in Sindh and in London. He also worked at the Gulf Investment Corporation in Kuwait.[citation needed]

Political career[edit]

He became a member of the Provincial Assembly of Sindh in 2002 for the first time representing PS-77 Jamshoro-cum-Dadu (Old Dadu III).[6] He was elected to the Sindh Assembly in 2008 as a member of the Pakistan Peoples Party and was the provincial Minister for Irrigation in Syed Qaim Ali Shah's cabinet. In 2013, he was made the provincial finance minister.[7] In July 2016, Shah was elected to the chief minister's office.[8]

He was minister for irrigation (Sindh) and finance minister of Sindh before his elevation to chief minister of Sindh in 2016.[citation needed] Shah was barred from contesting in 2013 despite giving up his Canadian citizenship. After proving to the courts that he did not hold Canadian nationality, Shah was able to run in the election. He was elected to the Sindh Assembly for a third consecutive time. He was subsequently assigned the finance ministry in the provincial cabinet.[5]


  1. ^ "Profile: Murad Ali Shah sets precedent in Sindh by inheriting father's mantle". Dawn. 27 July 2016. Retrieved 31 January 2017.
  2. ^ Hafeez Tunio. "Murad Ali Shah will be new Sindh CM". The Express Tribune. Retrieved 27 July 2016.
    - Hafeez Tunio. "Murad Ali Shah touted as next Sindh CM". The Express Tribune. Retrieved 27 July 2016.
    - "PPP names Murad Ali Shah as new Sindh chief minister". The Express Tribune. 27 July 2016. Retrieved 27 July 2016.
  3. ^ "CM Murad recounts college days during pedestrian bridge inauguration ceremony at DJ Science College". Pakistan Today (newspaper). 9 December 2017. Retrieved 25 April 2022.
  4. ^ Hussain, Zahid (27 July 2016). "Change of guard in Sindh". Retrieved 27 July 2016.
  5. ^ a b "Who is Murad Ali Shah?". The Express Tribune. Retrieved 27 July 2016.
  6. ^ Profile. "Profile; Murad Ali Shah".
  7. ^ Provincial Assembly of Sindh. "Member Profile". Retrieved 27 July 2016.
  8. ^ "Murad Ali Shah elected new Chief Minister of Sindh". Retrieved 31 January 2017.
Political offices

Chief Minister of Sindh

Preceded by 1st term
Succeeded by
Fazlur Rehman (caretaker)
Preceded by
Fazlur Rehman (caretaker)
2nd term
Succeeded by