Justice retired Arshad Hussain Shah has been appointed as Caretaker Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa after the KP governor Ghulam Ali approved the summary.
Arshad Hussain Shah was serving as Minister for Law and Auqaf and Human Rights in the previous cabinet of Azam Khan who passed away a day earlier. Arshad Hussain Shah also served as Chief Judge of the Supreme Appellate Court Gilgit-Baltistan from 2019 to 2022. He also served as justice of the Peshawar High Court (PHC).
Former opposition leader Akram Khan Durrani has expressed his commitment to reaching a consensus on the appointment of a new caretaker chief minister as quickly as possible in a bid to navigate the political landscape of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa amidst economic and political challenges.
Despite having a finalized name for the caretaker chief minister, Akram Durrani has not yet revealed the chosen candidate.
There has been opposition to the proposed appointment from the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (TI) party, with Akram Durrani firmly asserting that the constitution provides clarity on the matter.
He suggests that PTI should consult its legal experts for a clearer understanding.
Acknowledging the economic and political crisis looming over the province, Durrani emphasizes the urgency of finalizing the names for the caretaker chief minister.
The potential candidates, according to sources, may include senior bureaucrats or former justices.
As the political discussions unfold, all eyes are on the upcoming meeting between Akram Durrani and former Chief Minister Mehmood Khan, which is expected to play a crucial role in the appointment process. Stay tuned for further updates as Khyber Pakhtunkhwa navigates through this transitional phase.