President appoints Muhammad Khan Achakzai as Governor Balochistan

Muhammad is the elder brother of PkMAK senior vice president Mehmood Khan Achakzai.

Zahid Gishkori/web Desk June 11, 2013
Muhammad is the elder brother of PkMAK senior vice president Mehmood Khan Achakzai. PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari has appointed Muhammad Khan Achakzai as Governor Balochistan, Express News reported on Tuesday.

The decision was taken on the advice of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

Muhammad is the elder brother of Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP) senior vice president Mehmood Khan Achakzai.

It was earlier reported that the party’s central secretary general, Akram Shah, was likely to be nominated for the slot.

Three other politicians Nawab Ayaz Jogezai, Dr Kalimullah Khan and Dr Hamid Achakzai – PkMAP chief’s younger brother – were also in with a chance, party sources had said.

On June 9, the president accepted resignation of Balochistan Governor Nawab Zulfikar Ali Magsi.

President Zardari took time to accept the resignation as he had to administer oath to the newly elected chief minister.

Magsi has remained governor of Balochistan since 2008. He had announced his resignation following a power-sharing deal between three coalition partners – Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), PkMAP and National Pakistan (NP) – in Balochistan. On June 2, the three parties agreed to nominate Dr Abdul Malik of NP as chief minister and said that the next governor would be from PkMAP.


Achakzai | 8 years ago | Reply

What should mehmood khan do, when his party is loaded with incompetent slot. dr. kaleem is a simple MBBS, and is a man with limited scope. Akram shah is a name no body knows except harnai. Usman kakar can not even speak good URDU and shivers on stage. There is no body left behind. The current Governer Muhammad khan is a Harvard graduate and being ex- civil servant and chief economist at least he can deliver better as comopared to any one else from Pashtoonkhwa. Nawab Ayaz is a no caliber man. As a senator one should ask him, what he delivered in Killasaifulla, and what is his education, and how he talks at least Media should some day take some interview of him, to expose him, also an userper of DUKI's Coal mines, of Pashtoon belt in Balochistan. What Mehmood Khan did is a righteous decision at the moment for this province. Regards...

pakhtun thinker | 8 years ago | Reply

Such a shocking and disapointing news that Mahmood khan favoured his own brother to become governor, instead of selecting any other competrnt pashtoon leader from party.. we are greatly ashamed of Mahmood khan our so called leader for preserving '8'seats of Govt for mere his family only.. disgusting!

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