KP’s acting CM Azam Khan passes away

Acting Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Muhammad Azam Khan.  -
Acting Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Muhammad Azam Khan. –

Peshawar: Acting Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mohammad Azam Khan died on Saturday, just a day after being admitted to the hospital. geo news informed of.

Hospital authorities said Khan was taken to Peshawar’s Hayatabad Medical Complex after he fell ill due to diarrhoea. He was kept in the intensive care unit (ICU) of the hospital.

Khan suffered a heart attack and died during treatment.

His funeral prayer will be held today at 3:30 pm in his native town Parang, Charsadda. He will be buried at the same place.

The former bureaucrat was sworn in as the interim chief minister on January 21 this year following the dissolution of the KP assembly this month.

He was nominated by the opposition to lead the province and his name was also unanimously approved by the outgoing Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government.

Azam Khan’s profile

Khan, who hailed from KP’s Charsadda district, was a retired bureaucrat who served on capital administration and development in the interim cabinet of former caretaker Prime Minister Nasir-ul-Mulk in 2018.

He previously held the post of minister in the provincial interior ministry. He was a barrister-at-law from Lincoln’s Inn, London.

From October 2007 to April 2008, Azam Khan also served as the Minister of Finance, Planning and Development in KP in the cabinet of CM Shamsul Mulk.

He also held key positions in both the federal and provincial governments.

Khan also served as Chief Secretary from September 1990 to July 1993. He was also the Chairman of Pakistan Tobacco Board.

KP cabinet dissolved

Former Secretary of Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Kanwar Dilshad said that the provincial cabinet has been dissolved after the death of KP Chief Minister.

He said all powers have been transferred to KP Governor Ghulam Ali.

emotions are surging

Punjab Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi expressed his heartfelt sympathies and condolences to the family members of late Azam Khan.

Mohsin Naqvi said, “Deeply saddened by the death of Azam Khan.” He said that his services to the country and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will always be remembered.

Pakistan People’s Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari also condoled Khan’s demise, saying that he performed the most important administrative duties appropriately.

Bilawal said, “Azam Khan’s service towards the people will always be remembered.”

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