Former bureaucrat Azam Khan on Saturday took oath as caretaker chief minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Governor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Haji Ghulam Ali, Azam oath Khan in as interim chief executive.
Days after the provincial assembly was dissolved, Khan was appointed caretaker chief minister by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Governor Haji Ghulam Ali today.
The opposition and the government agreed on Azam Khan as the caretaker candidate for the job of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) chief minister (CM), and the governor then issued the notification.
Mahmood Khan, the chief minister of KP, and Akram Khan Durrani, the leader of the opposition, met at the Speaker’s House yesterday and came to an agreement.
“I, HAM GHULAM ALI, the Governor, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, hereby appoint Mr. M. Azam Khan, as the Caretaker Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, in terms of Clause (IA) of Article 224 of the Constitution of Islamic Republic of Pakistan 1973,” the governor’s order reads.
On January 18, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Assembly had been dissolved on the advice of Chief Minister Mahmood Khan. The development also comes days after the dissolution of the Punjab Assembly.
Azam Khan’s Profile
Azam Khan is a retired bureaucrat and former chief secretary besides having a good reputation in the province
He had served as the KP finance minister, federal secretary in the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Resources, and federal secretary Ministry of Religious Affairs.
Earlier, he held important positions in the KP government where he served as the Chief Secretary and Secretary of different ministries.
Azam Khan graduated from the University of Peshawar, following which he went to Lincoln’s Inn, London to complete his Barrister-at-Law degree