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Ebad vacates Sindh governor's residence, flies to Dubai

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Dr Ishratul Ebad File photo Dr Ishratul Ebad

Dr Ishratul Ebad vacated the Sindh Governor's official residence and flew to Dubai from Karachi airport early Friday, after being replaced by Justice (R) Saeed uz Zaman.

Ebad left the Governor House in wee hours of Friday with complete protocol to reach the airport.

Praying for Karachi`s peace in his last-minute-talk with media persons at Karachi airport, the former governor appealed people to pray for his well-being.

Read more: Saeed-uz-Zaman Siddiqui to replace Ishratul Ibad as Sindh Governor: sources

He, however, declined to comment on his future plans and return to country.

Dr Ishratul Ebad was replaced by Justice (R) Saeed uz Zaman, after serving as Sindh governor for 14 years. Zaman will take oath of his office on Friday (today).

Chief Justice Sindh High Court (SHC) Sajjad Ali Shah would administer the oath to the newly-appointed Sindh governor, after which he would be formally taking charge of his responsibilities.

The decision was made at a recent meeting between President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. After which, the Presidency issued a notification of Zaman's instatement as Governor on Wednesday.

Also read: Saeed uz Zaman to take oath as Governor Sindh today

Zaman has remained the Chief Justice of Pakistan from July 1999 till December 2005. During the former dictator General (Retd) Pervez Musharraf's rule Zaman refused to take oath under the Provisional Constitutional Order (PCO).

In 2008 he ran as a presidential candidate from Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz.