ISLAMABAD: Former top judge Justice (Retd) Saeed uz Zaman Siddiqu has been appointed as new Governor of Sindh replacing Ishratul Ebad who held the office for some 14 years.

Acting on the advice of President Nawaz Sharif, President Mamnoon Hussain issued a notification about the appointment of Justice Siddiqui as Governor of Sindh.

The former Supreme Court judge is the 30th Governor of Sindh. He will be sworn in on Thursday.

Justice Siddiqui said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif talked to him about the matter two days ago; however, no official notification in this regard has been received so far.

Siddiqui said he eyes to improve law and order situation in Sindh after he takes charge of his office as Sindh governor.

It should be mentioned here that the Governor Ebad was locked in heated exchange of accusations with former Karachi Mayor Syed Mustafa Kamal after the former leveled serious allegations against him.

Outgoing governor Ebad was raised to the office in December 2002. As such, he is the longest serving governor in Pakistan.

It is pertinent to note here that Justice Siddiqui served as chief justice of Pakistan at Supreme Court and Chief Justice of Sindh High Court (SHC).

Justice Siddiqui was a candidate in presidential election in 2008 on ticket of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N).