Profile of Chief Minister Sindh
Murad Ali Shah was born on 11 August, 1962, in Karachi. He was schooled in Karachi where he bagged his engineering degree from the NED University of Engineering and Technology. He got a job of junior engineer in the Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda), engineer at the Hyderabad Development Authority and later worked as executive engineer at the Port Qasim Authority. He was also a project director of the fish harbour authority.
Then he left for the US where he assumed masters degrees of engineering-economic system and civil and structural engineering from Stanford University in the 1990s.
He contested and won the constituency of his father from a small town of Jhanghara in 2002 general elections, now in Jamshoro district, and became an integral part of PPP's think tank to analyse and oppose the provincial government backed by the then military ruler Gen Pervez Musharraf. His increasing interest in financial matters and rules of business of the assembly won him key position in the party, which paid dividends in the latter years when the PPP formed its government in Sindh.