KP govt, opposition pick Azam Khan as caretaker CM

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The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government and the opposition on Friday agreed on appointing former bureaucrat Mohammad Azam Khan as the caretaker chief minister.

A letter addressed to Governor Haji Ghulam Ali and signed by outgoing Chief Minister Mahmood Khan and Leader of the Opposition Akram Khan Durrani stated that the two had agreed to nominate Khan after consultation.

The letter, a copy of which is available with Dawn.com, asked the governor to proceed with appointing Khan as the caretaker chief minister.

Talking to the media in Peshawar after the conclusion of a meeting between the two sides, Durrani said two names each were proposed by him and the PTI.

CM Mahmood said both parties agreed on and finalised Khan for the role from five nominees under consideration.