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Azam Khan appointed as caretaker chief minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

The KP Governor’s House officially notified Azam Khan’s appointment on Saturday.

Azam Khan has been appointed as the caretaker chief minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa!

The appointment of caretaker chief minister comes a day after outgoing Chief Minister Mahmood Khan and Leader of the Opposition Akram Khan Durrani agreed on nominating Retired Bureaucrat Azam Khan after consultations in a meeting in Peshawar.

On Saturday, KP Governor Haji Ghulam Ali formally appointed former bureaucrat Mohammad Azam Khan as the caretaker chief minister of the province in the interim set-up.

As per the notification, the governor designated Azam Khan for the role under Clause 1a of Section 124 of the Constitution, which states that if the provincial legislature is dissolved under Article 58 or Article 112, “a care-taker chief minister shall be appointed by the governor in consultation with the chief minister and the leader of the opposition in the outgoing provincial assembly”.

“Further necessary action may be taken for notification and administering oath to the caretaker chief minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa by the governor,” it added.

A Barrister-at-Law from Lincoln’s Inn, London, Azam Khan served as chief secretary from September 1990 till July 1993.

Earlier in 2018, he served as minister for interior, capital administration, and development in the caretaker cabinet of prime minister Nasir-ul-Mulk.

He also remained the provincial minister for finance, planning, and development in the KP caretaker cabinet of CM Shamsul Mulk from October 2007 to April 2008 and served in key positions in the federal and provincial governments.

Saman Siddiqui

Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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