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ECP to announce KP caretaker chief minister today

ECP to announce KP caretaker chief minister today

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) will announce the caretaker chief minister for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Tuesday.

The matter was forwarded to the electoral body after the parliamentary committee constituted to nominate the caretaker chief minister for the province was unable to finalise a name for the post.

A consultative meeting of the electoral body is under way.

The two nominees recommended by former chief minister of KP Pervez Khattak are bureaucrats Himayatullah Khan and Ejaz Ahmed Qureshi.

Leader of the dissolved opposition Maulana Lutfur Rehman proposed the names of businessperson Manzoor Khan Afridi and Justice (retd) Dost Muhammad.

ECP had later confirmed that it had received the suggestions, assuring the final name would be announced within the given time.

The parliamentary committee formed to decide and appoint a caretaker chief minister for KP had met on June 2 at the KP House in Islamabad.

Three representatives each from the government and Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) participated in the meeting.

However, prior to the meeting, Awami National Party leader Sardar Hussain Babak had raised issues over the composition of the committee. Babak was of the view that Khattak and former Rehman had decided the names of committee members among themselves without consulting leaders from other parties.

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