PESHAWAR/ISLAMABAD: Azam Khan, known as a technocrat, took oath as caretaker chief minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.
Governor KP Haji Ghulam Ali administered the oath to Azam Khan.
Who is Azam Khan?
Azam Khan had served as interior minister in the caretaker cabinet of prime minister Nasir-ul-Mulk in 2018.
Azam Khan had also been the provincial minister for finance, planning and development in the KP caretaker cabinet of CM Shamsul Mulk from Oct 2007 to April 2008. He had also served on key posts in the federal and provincial governments.
From 1990 to July 1993, Azam Khan served as chief secretary of KP. He had also worked as Chairman of the Pakistan Tobacco Board. Azam Khan is a Barrister-at-Law from Lincoln’s Inn, London.
Chief Minister KP Mahmood Khan and Opposition leader Akram Khan Durrani finalized the name of Azam Khan as caretaker chief minister of the province.
On Saturday, Governor KP notified the appointment of Azam Khan as caretaker chief minister.
According to notification, the Governor designated Azam Khan for the role under Clause 1a of Section 124 of the Constitution. The clause states that if the provincial legislature is dissolved under Article 58 or Article 112, “a caretaker 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”.