Azad Jammu and Kashmir President have appointed Khawaja Farooq Ahmad as acting Prime Minister of the region in wake of the disqualification of Sardar Tanveer Ilyas.
The President’s House issued a notification confirming Khawaja Farooq Ahmad’s appointment as interim prime minister of Azad Kashmir until a new premier is appointed.
The acting Prime Minister is a seasoned politician who is noted for outperforming his opponent in the election, former AJK Prime Minister Sardar Abdul Qayyum.
The Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) High Court ousted Sardar Tanveer Ilyas as Azad Kashmir’s prime minister for contempt of court, inflicting a major blow to the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).
Ilyas has become the first ever prime minister of Azad Jammu and Kashmir to be disqualified for contempt of court.
The high court’s decision came after Ilyas was summoned before the Supreme Court and the AJK high court for using a “threatening tone” in one of his remarks.