PM advises president to appoint Iqbal Zafar Jhagra as K-P governor

Published: February 24, 2016
Iqbal Zafar Jhagra

Iqbal Zafar Jhagra PHOTO: FILE

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.

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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.

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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.

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Reader Comments (4)

  • raider
    Feb 24, 2016 - 11:12PM

    half half formula, without any competency, top slots of province filled with partisans, pathetic losers Recommend

  • Rex Minor
    Feb 25, 2016 - 1:30AM

    What a sham, the colonial system of governance through non elected beurocrats goes on despite Pakistan being allowed to regain democracy after the military rule.

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  • faisal
    Feb 25, 2016 - 6:13AM

    Good choice. Jhagra has worked hard as a loyal party worker. . He is a seasoned politician and an ideal choice. Wish him good luck.Recommend

  • Mohammad Faizan Farooq Khan
    Mar 6, 2016 - 2:18AM

    One of the better choices of the government. Jhagra has a non-controversial personality and a pleasant demeanor. I hope he forms a healthy working relationship with PTI in order to eliminate the problems of the province. Recommend

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