Imran Khan finalises Pervaiz Khattak as next K-P chief minister

There was a tug of war between Pervaiz Khattak and Asad Qaiser for the CM slot.


Web Desk May 15, 2013
PTI chief Imran Khan talks with party leader Pervaiz Khattak. PHOTO: REUTERS/FILE

LAHORE: Having managed to secure enough seats to form a government in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) on Wednesday evening decisively nominated Pervaiz Khattak for the chief minister slot, Express News reported.

Even though Khattak had been previously been nominated, the party was split over the matter. A PTI spokesperson in Peshawar also confirmed this.

On Wednesday evening, the matter went to the party chairman Imran Khan for a decision who decisively ruled in the favour of Khattak.

Previously, the main contenders for the slot had been PTI Central General Secretary Khattak and provincial president Asad Qaiser. Supporters of both candidates were lobbying to gain the loyalties of elected PTI MPAs.

“Our support for the CM seat is with Asad Qaiser as he is an ideological activist who worked hard to strengthen the party,” said the PTI Central Deputy Information Secretary and winning candidate from PK-10 constituency, Shah Farman. “He deserves to be the next CM.”

However, sources privy to the matter told The Express Tribune the party is divided over who to nominate, with Provincial General Secretary and winning candidate from PK-2 constituency Shaukat Yousafzai’s group throwing its support behind Khattak.

The PTI had won 35 provincial seats in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa

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Javed Iqbal Khan Marwat | 7 years ago | Reply | Recommend

I congratulate PTI to win a lot of seats in KPK. I hope inshallah PTI Govt. will bring all those changes in KPK that we need since decades.That day is not too far when PTI will establish Govt. in center/N.A also. But it's also our responsibility to cooperate with the new PTI govt. as they have to face a lot of challenges in future. So be constructive & hope for the best. Thanks

Regards, Javed Iqbal Khan Current Location: KSA- Al-Jubail City

sajid ali | 7 years ago | Reply | Recommend

we wanta ASAD QASIR as next CM of KPK .Becuse he is telinted man.and worked hard for the party .He also won two seats in Kpk PK .35 and NA .13 SO it mean pepole like ASAD QASIR .

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