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Justice (R) Dost Muhammad Sworn In As Caretaker CM KP

Peshawar (June 06, 2018): Justice (R) Dost Mohammad on Wednesday has taken oath as caretaker Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Governor Iqbal Zafar Jhagra administered oath to the caretaker CM in a ceremony, which was attended by speaker Asad Qaisar, Pervez Khattak, Amir Maqam, former members of provincial assemblies and senior lawyers.

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Yesterday, Election Commission named Justice Retired Dost Muhammad Khan as Caretaker Chief Minister of KPK.

The matter was earlier forwarded to the electoral body after the parliamentary committee constituted to nominate the caretaker chief minister was unable to finalise a candidate for the post.

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A consultative meeting of the electoral body was held to discuss the names of the caretaker chief minister of the KPK, which were given by the parliamentary committee.

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Earlier on June o3, the six members parliamentary committee of the dissolved Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly failed to overcome the deadlock about the nomination of Caretaker Chief Minister and had referred the issue to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).

Profile of Caretaker CM KP: 

Dost Muhammad Khan was born on 20 March 1953 in Bannu District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. He received his early education from Government High School No. 1, Bannu. He graduated from the Government Post Graduate College, Bannu in 1974 and obtained law degree from Government Sindh Muslim Law College, Karachi in 1976.Justice Retried Dost Muhammad Khan began his career as a lawyer in 1976 and served in lower and high courts as well as the Supreme Court of Pakistan.

He remained President of District Bar Association, Bannu from1986-87 and President of Peshawar High Court Bar Association D.I. Khan Bench from 1999-2000.Khan was appointed as an additional judge on 10 September 2002. He was elevated as permanent Judge of the Peshawar High Court on 10 September 2003 and took oath as Chief Justice of the Peshawar High Court on 17 November 2011, where he served for two years and two months, before being elevated to the Supreme Court of Pakistan on 31 January 2014 and got retired in March 2018.

He refused to take oath under the Provisional Constitutional Order (PCO) 3 November 2007 and rejected all kinds of offers.

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