Sardar Mehtab Abbasi appointed as K-P Governor

Published: April 10, 2014
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Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s (PML-N) senior leader Sardar Mehtab Ahmad Khan Abbasi. PHOTO: SAMEER RAZZAQ/EXPRESS

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s (PML-N) senior leader Sardar Mehtab Ahmad Khan Abbasi. PHOTO: SAMEER RAZZAQ/EXPRESS

PESHAWAR: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s (PML-N) senior leader Sardar Mehtab Ahmad Khan Abbasi was appointed as Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s new governor on Thursday, Express News reported.

He replaces Shaukatullah Khan who, according to sources, had submitted his resignation from the post to President Mamnoon Hussian on April 8. Khan was appointed by former president Asif Ali Zardari on February 9, last year.

PML-N Provincial General Secretary Rahmat Salam Khattak had earlier revealed that Abbasi, who was also leader of the opposition in the provincial assembly, had stepped down as MPA.

PML-N Central Secretary General Iqbal Zafar Jhagra and Major (retd) Amir, who was part of the first government peace talks committee, were also in the running for the post.

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Reader Comments (8)

  • Apr 10, 2014 - 1:42PM

    Thanks to see him in the governor house. we the people of KPK are tired of PTI political atrocities and seeing hope in Sardar to keep things in order.

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  • Chachoo
    Apr 10, 2014 - 1:44PM

    It is not a bad decision at all. Also no one from Hazara division was in the top brass of KP at all and this decision will end the Hazara region alienation within the KP government.

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  • waqar
    Apr 10, 2014 - 2:14PM

    @Pashto Timesپشتو ٹائمز:
    Lolz nice joke

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  • Apr 10, 2014 - 2:36PM

    A new game is going to be start … We all are culprits, these are big gamers.

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  • Ebad
    Apr 10, 2014 - 3:16PM

    @ Pashto times
    Really nice joke.

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  • javed
    Apr 10, 2014 - 4:00PM

    Sardar Mehtab is a good administrator and a honest man.

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  • Dr. Khalid
    Apr 10, 2014 - 7:38PM

    Yes, Sardar belongs to one of the tribes from FATA, knows all the ins and outs of FATA, is fully aware of the needs of the people of FATA, and above all Pakhtunkhwa was thriving of progress and peace when he was in power once! KP, Sind and Baluchistan are the colonies of Punjab, democracy and people’s say is just a joke in Pakistan! Mr. PM, keep wishing for peace with the attitude you have towards non-Punjab parts of the country.

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  • Nida Alvi
    Apr 11, 2014 - 10:56AM

    Sardar Mehtab Ahmad Khan is a good choice to become Governor KPK. He is a qualified lawyer and a principled man. Till late he remained Leader of the Opposition in KPK Assembly but never created hurdles for the ruling PTI and continued to give it a “chance” but never indulged in horse trading.

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