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Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani becomes acting Sindh Governor

With the sad demise of Governor Sindh Justice (R) SaeedUz Zaman Siddiqui, Sindh Assembly Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani has assumed the Governor Office as a temporary Governor.

Justice (R) SaeedUz Zaman Siddiqui, 79, passed away on Wednesday following chest pain. As soon as he was taken to the South City Hospital, taking his last breath, the doctors declared him dead.

The Article-104 of the constitution reads: “Speaker provincial Assembly to act as, or perform functions of Governor in his absence. When the Governor, by reason of absence from Pakistan or for any other cause, is unable to perform his functions, the Speaker of the Provincial Assembly and in his absence any other person as the President may nominate shall perform the functions of Governor until the Governor returns to Pakistan or, as the case may be, resumes his functions.”

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