Syed Murad Ali Shah

Syed Murad Ali Shah s/o Syed Abdullah Ali Shah born in Karachi on 11 Aug 1962. His native village is Wahur, Taluka Sehwan District Jamshoro. His father also remained CM Sindh. Syed Murad Ali Shah matriculated from Saint Patrick's High School. He did intermediate study at D. J. Sindh Government Science College in Karachi and got admitted in Civil Engineering programme in NED University of Engineering and Technology. He graduated B.E (civil engineering)  and secured silver medal on his graduation from the NED. After earning the Quaid-e-Azam scholarship, he went  United States and attended Stanford University in California where he completed M.Sc. in structural engineering. He completed a second masters from Stanford University two years later in economic system where again he was on an international scholarship.
Syed Murad Ali Shah chased his engineering career with Government as water engineer at the Water and Power Development Authority in Lahore from 1986 -1990. Later, he joined Port Qasim Authority in Karachi. He also remained a city engineer for Hyderabad's Development Authority. He was an engineer at Wapda, Port Qasim Authority and Hyderabad Development Authority, before joining Citibank.  Syed Murad Ali Shah worked for Citibank in Sindh and in London. He also worked at the Gulf Investment Corporation in Kuwait.
Syed Murad Ali Shah started his political career after becoming member of Provincial Assembly of Sindh in 2002 for the first time from PS-77 (Jamshoro-cum-Dadu (Old Dadu III). He was elected in the Sindh Assembly in 2008 as a member from PPP platform and became Minister for Irrigation. In 2013, he was made national finance minister. In July 2016, he was appointed as CM Sindh and succeeded Qaim Ali Shah who has remained CM Sindh for three times.
He was banned to contest GE-2018 despite giving up his Canadian citizenship. After proving to the courts that he did not hold Canadian nationality, he was allowed to combat GE-2018. He was elected as the Sindh Assembly for a third consecutive time and subsequently he was appointed as CM Sindh wef 18 Aug 2018.  
There is a perception that Shah looks more a bureaucrat than a politician and is not social. However, people in his constituency think otherwise. “Like his father he knows most of the voters in his constituency, Natives of his area say that Shah has established schools, dispensaries, constructed roads and provided jobs to poor people on merit.
Being a relative of Pir Pagara, Murad Ali Shah has always gained moral support from PML-F circles. This can be judged from the fact that during the GE-2002, when PPP started lobbying to form government in Sindh and tried to convince the late Pir Pagara (Shah Mardan Shah) to support it, he responded to them saying, “I will only support you if you give the chief minister’s slot to my Lakiyari Lal (Murad Ali Shah).”

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