The Government of Sindh ( ur| ) ( sd|حڪومت سنڌ) is the provincial government of the province of Sindh, Pakistan. Its powers and structure are set out in the provisions of the 1973 Constitution, in which 29 districts come under its authority and jurisdiction. The government includes the cabinet, selected from members the Sindh Assembly, and the non-political civil staff within each department. The province is governed by a unicameral legislature with the head of government known as the Chief Minister. The Chief Minister, invariably the leader of a political party represented in the Assembly, selects members of the provincial Cabinet. The Chief Minister and Cabinet are thus responsible the functioning of government and are entitled to remain in office so long as it maintains the confidence of the elected Assembly. The head of state of the province is known as the Governor and the province's administrative head is the Chief Secretary. Although the Governor is the head of the province on paper, it is largely a ceremonial position; and the main powers lie with the Chief Minister of Sindh and Chief Secretary of Sindh. The terms ''Government of Sindh'' or ''Sindh Government'' are often used in official documents. The seat of government is in Karachi, thus serving as the capital of the province.


The official head of the province of Sindh is the Governor, appointed by the president of Pakistan under article 101 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan 1973 and holds so during the pleasure of the president. Nevertheless, as to the certain provisions of the constitution, the Governor, in performance of the vested functions, does act in accordance with the advice of the Chief Minister. The core department of the Government of Sindh is the Services, General Administration, and Coordination Department. The Chief Secretary Sindh, as head of the provincial bureaucracy, is the administrative boss of the province. The provincial Chief Secretary is appointed by the Prime Minister of Pakistan. Under him comes the entire Government of Sindh. The Additional Chief Secretary (ACS) of Grade-21 is entrusted to take charge of an important portfolio, given by the Chief Minister, and head them with the guidance of the Chief Minister and Chief Secretary. Currently, there are only 5 Officers of this rank in the province. The most prominent Chairmen, are the Chairman Planning and Development Board and Chairman Enquires & Anti-Corruption Establishment. They are the most prominent and powerful Chairmen in the Government of Sindh. Both posts are considered to be extremely coveted, and are held by senior Officers, mostly from the rank of Grade-21 (BS-21). The Chairman of Enquiries and Anti-Corruption Establishment is the only Chief of Establishment/Department who has a police force under their control. In this case, the force is called the Anti-Corruption Police who wear distinct uniforms and are different than Sindh Police. The Government of Sindh holds a cabinet of minister, each entrusted with a specific portfolio, with the chief minister as its head. The cabinet aids and advises the Governor in the exercise of his functions. The Chief minister, as the head to the cabinet, notifies to Governor of all the decisions of the cabinet relative to the affairs of the administration as well as the proposals for legislation.


* Governor Sindh: Imran Ismail, (Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf) * Chief Minister: Syed Murad Ali Shah, (Pakistan People's Party) * Chief Secretary Sindh: Mumtaz Ali Shah, (Pakistan Administrative Service) (Grade-22)


The Provincial Assembly of Sindh is a unicameral legislature with 168 Members and 30 seats are reserved for women and 8 seats for non-Muslims.


* Speaker: Agha Siraj Khan Durrani, (Pakistan People's Party) * Deputy Speaker: Ms Rehana Laghari, (Pakistan People's Party) * Leader of Opposition: Haleem Adil Sheikh, (Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf)


The highest court in the province of Sindh is Sindh High Court. According to the constitution of Pakistan, the High Court is conferred with constitutional, supervisory and civil jurisdiction. The principal seat of the High Court of Sindh is in Karachi.
* Chief Justice: Justice Ahmed Ali Sheikh

District Judiciary

Each district of Sindh has a District & Session Court and a Civil Court in addition to a number of special courts.


Ministry Level

Ministry level departments are usually headed by a minister who has to be a member of Sindh Assembly or Advisors of Chief Minister or Special Assistants to Chief Minister. The number of ministers in the cabinet is fixed, so a single minister can have multiple portfolios like heath and population welfare or college education and school education. * Agriculture, Supply & Prices Department * AUQAF, Religious Affairs, Zakat & Ushr Department * Cooperation Department تعاون  ڈیپارٹمنٹ * Culture, Tourism & Antiquities Department * Excise, Taxation & Narcotics Department * Education ** College Education Department ** Higher, Technical Education & Research & School Education Department * Finance Department  خزانہ ڈیپارٹمنٹ * Food Department   * Forest & Wildlife Department * Home Department * Information & Archieve Department * Information, Science & Technology Department * Industries & Commerce * Irrigation Department * Labour & Human Resources Department * Law, Parliamentary Affairs & Human Rights Department * Livestock & Fisheries Department * Local Government, Rural Development, & HTP Department * Mines & Minerals Development Department * Minorities Affairs Department * Population Welfare Department ڈیپارٹمنٹ بہبود آبادی * Public Health Engineering & Rural Development Department * Rehabilitation Department بحالی ڈیپارٹمنٹ * Health Department * Sports & Youth Affairs Department کھیل اور امور نوجوانان ڈیپارٹمنٹ * Transport & Mass Transit Department ٹرانسپورٹ اینڈ ماس ٹرانزٹ ڈیپارٹمنٹ * Women Development Department  خواتین کی ترقی ڈیپارٹمنٹ * Energy Department   توانائی ڈیپارٹمنٹ * Environment Climate Change & Coastal Development Department * Works & Services Department  ورکس اینڈ سروسز ڈیپارٹمنٹ


* Chief Minister's Secretariat وزیر اعلی سیکرٹریٹ * Board of Revenue  بورڈ آف ریونیو * Thar Coal & Energy Board تھرکول اینڈ انرجی بورڈ * Sindh Governor House * Human Settlement Department * Planning & Development Department  اقدامات ڈیپارٹمنٹ * Sindh higher Education Commission * SGA & CD خدمات، جنرل، انتظامیہ کوآرڈینیشن ڈیپارٹمنٹ * Social Welfare Department/ڈیپارٹمنٹ سماجی بہبود * Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities * Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Human Resource Research & Development Board

See also

*Chief Minister of Sindh *Chief Secretary Sindh *Governor of Sindh


External links

Government of Sindh official website
{{Government of Pakistan Category:Provincial Governments of Pakistan