PML-N’s Sardar Mehtab Abbasi to head PTI-led KPK as new Governor

Sardar Mehtab Abbasi

ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharfi has finally appointed Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N)’s strongman in Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)’s led province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) as the new Governor.

The establishment division issued an official notification of appointment in this regard on Thursday. According to the notification the President of Pakistan Mamnoon Hussain, acting on the advise of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharfi, approved the appointment of Sardar Mehtab Khan Abbasi as the next Governor of KPK.

Sardar Mehtab Khan Abbasi was the member of KPK’s legislative assembly and leader of the opposition. Now he had tender his resignation from the assembly to take oath of the new position assigned.

PTI had not made any formal statement about the appointment of Abbasi as new Governor General.

However, Awami National Party (ANP) maintained their stance stating that ‘Nawaz Sharif is appointing a non-Pashtoon as Governor of KPK. Mehtab is in the favor of dividing KPK by creating new province of Hazara.’

The Governor of KPK is the appointed Head of State of the provincial government. The governor is designated by the Prime Minister and is normally regarded a ceremonial post.

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