Pakistan News – The government and the opposition in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa announced on Friday the name of Justice (retd) Tariq Pervez Khan, a former judge of the Supreme Court, as the caretaker chief minister.
The announcement was made at a press conference jointly addressed by Chief Minister Ameer Haider Khan Hoti and Leader of the Opposition in provincial assembly, Akram Khan Durrani.
CM Hoti said that there were a few names under consideration for the post of caretaker chief minister but both the opposition and government had no objections on the name retired Justice Tariq Pervez adding that the interim chief minister was named on merit.
Talking about the naming of the interim provincial chief, opposition leader in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly Akram Durrani said that he had always preferred national interest over his personal interests.
By announcing the name of a caretaker chief minister, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has taken lead over the three other provinces as well as the centre.
A source privy to negotiations going on for the past few days between Chief Minister Ameer Haider Khan Hoti and Leader of the Opposition in provincial assembly, Akram Khan Durrani, told Dawn that the two leaders considered several names before agreeing to send the name of Justice Tariq Pervez to the governor for appointment as caretaker chief minister.