Justice (r) Arshad Hussain to be the new caretaker CM

KP new caretaker CM

PESHAWAR: Consensus has reached on appointment of Justice (R) Arshad Hussain as the new caretaker Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP).

Arshad Hussain Shah was serving as Minister for Law and Auqaf and Human Rights in the cabinet of late Azam Khan. He has also served as Chief Judge of the Supreme Appellate Court Gilgit-Baltistan from 2019 to 2022. Justice Arshad has served as justice of the Peshawar High Court (PHC) as well.

In the wake of the unfortunate demise of the caretaker chief minister of KP Azam Khan, former CM Mehmood Khan and opposition leader Akram Khan Durrani converged at the Chief Minister’s House in Peshawar to deliberate on the appointment of a new caretaker chief minister.

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The collaboration between the two leaders proved pivotal in determining the successor to the late caretaker chief minister. Last night, Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa extended an invitation to both leaders through a summary, marking the initiation of consultations regarding the crucial appointment.

Breaking developments reveal that, during consultations in Peshawar, a consensus has been achieved on the name of Justice (R) Arshad Hussain for the role of the new caretaker chief minister.

Currently, the political dialogue is ongoing, with Governor Ghulam Ali actively participating in discussions alongside Mehmood Khan and Akram Durrani at the Chief Minister’s House in Peshawar.

Azam Khan had taken oath as the caretaker CM in January 2023.

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