ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif advised President Mamnoon Hussain on Wednesday to appoint Pakistan Muslim league-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Iqbal Zafar Jhagra as governor Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P).
Jhagra, who is secretary general of the ruling party, is set to join the K-P governor office after notification from the government.
Earlier in February, outgoing K-P Governor Sardar Mehtab Ahmad Khan had decided that he would vacate the post by the end of the month.
On February 4, Mehtab had met the prime minister in Islamabad to discuss his resignation. However, the PM had asked Mehtab to continue working till the next K-P governor is appointed.
Mehtab said he wanted to resign so he could participate more actively in politics. However, insiders say Mehtab was experiencing hurdles in exercising his powers. Soon after assuming office in 2014, he started working on Fata reforms but those could not materialise.
For this purpose, he constituted a commission with former chief secretary Ejaz Qureshi, but the body ceased to exist after some time without any explanations rendered to the media or parties involved.