In a recent development, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has witnessed a significant restructuring of its leadership. Bashir Memon, the former Director-General of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), has been appointed as the President of PML-N in Sindh.
This organizational change comes as a crucial move within the party’s structure. Concurrently, Shah Muhammad Shah, the incumbent provincial chief, has been elevated to the position of Vice President of the party.
The PML-N released an official statement regarding these appointments. The statement cited the exercise of powers under Article 13(b) of the party’s constitution, with the PML-N President nominating Bashir Memon as the Provincial President of PML-N Sindh with immediate effect. This change marks a significant step in PML-N’s strategy for Sindh’s political landscape.
Memon’s Journey within the PML-N
Bashir Memon’s journey within the PML-N began when he joined the party on September 29 this year. After joining the party, he was designated as the convenor of the Sindh reception committee. This committee was specially constituted to welcome PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif on October 21, marking a significant moment in the party’s activities.
Moreover, Bashir Memon was also appointed as the head of the PML-N Sindh’s 12-member committee, formed by the party’s Senior Vice President, Maryam Nawaz. This committee’s primary task was to prepare for the warm reception of Nawaz Sharif as he returns home next month.
Bashir Memon’s appointment comes amid a past that includes allegations of assisting a suspect wanted for financial crimes abroad and neglecting to investigate money laundering claims against the individual. However, these allegations seem to have been addressed, as the Sessions Court acquitted the former FIA chief in April of last year.
Bashir Memon recently confirmed claims made by a hacker during an interview with a private news channel in October 2022. He revealed that he was locked in a washroom on the directive of the then-Prime Minister, Imran Khan, and pressured to follow the prime minister’s orders.
Memon alleged that the former premier had used abusive language for PML-N leader Maryam Nawaz, which led to an intense confrontation. This incident resulted in Memon being locked in a washroom by Azam Khan, the then-Principal Secretary of the Prime Minister, marking a controversial chapter in his career.