Election Commission chooses Dost Muhammad Khan to be KP caretaker CM

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Tuesday announced that retired Justice Dost Muhammad Khan will be the caretaker chief minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Addressing a press conference outside the ECP office in Islamabad, Additional Secretary of ECP, Dr Akhtar Nazeer said that the KP government and Opposition had sent the commission four names to be considered for the post.

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The JUI-F had proposed Justice Khan’s name along with businessman Manzoor Afridi, whereas PTI had suggested the names of two bureaucrats Ijaz Qureshi and Hamayatullah Khan and retired Justice Dost Muhammad.

According to the procedure set under the 18th Constitution Amendment, the names were forwarded to the ECP after members of the parliamentary committee failed to arrive at a consensus as both the sides continued to stick to their nominees.

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