Zubair quits PML-N, jumps on disgruntled leaguers’ bandwagon
KARACHI: (Suno News) Muhammad Zubair, former Sindh governor and has bidden adieu to Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N), saying that he has yet no intention of joining any other political party.

 Nevertheless, the disgruntled PML-N leader hinted at revealing his future political plans soon. He said that politicians could not remain silent for long.

Zubair, who has served as the spokesperson for both PML-N President Nawaz Sharif and Punjab Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz, has been critical of the incumbent government, came into being as a result of the February 8 general elections.

Zubair has jumped on the bandwagon of disgruntled PML-N leaders as former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and ex-finance minister Miftah Ismail have already parted ways with the ruling party.

Recently, Zubair has compared his position to that of former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, expressing dissatisfaction with the party leadership. Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in April applied to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) for the registration of a new political party.

Speaking to Geo News, Zubair said he would take decision about his future politics in consultation with his "friends".

The new defector recently said he was in the party "like Abbasi", hinting at his displeasure with the leadership.

The PML-N should "publicly accept defeat" and allow the country to move on, he had said in response to former Rawalpindi Division Commissioner Liaquat Ali Chatha’s press conference in which he had made allegations that the election results were manipulated.

Standing by Nawaz Sharif’s stance of resistance, he said that Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s job was to back a reconciliatory stance.

He said that he he had no disagreements with Nawaz.

He said after the PML-N’s coming into power following Imran’s removal as the prime minister, those 16 months were "so bad that when the time of elections came in 2024, no party leader even once mentioned what they delivered in their rule of 16 months".

Zubair was sworn in as the Sindh governor on February 2, 2017. He served in the post for more than one year till August 2018.

He is an IBA graduate and proved his mettle in the professional sector, where he spent 26 years with IBM from 1981 to 2007, working in various capacities in Rome, Milan, Paris and Dubai.

In 1998, he was appointed Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for IBM Pakistan and was later elevated to CFO of IBM Middle East/Africa region in 2004.

After joining PML-N, he was part of the party’s Tax Reforms Media Committee between 2012-2013, and in July 2013, he was appointed Chairman of the Board of Investment, where he served until December of that year.