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PTI’s Mehmood Khan Elected As Chief Minister KP

Peshawar (August 16, 2018): PTI’s candidate Mehmood Khan on Thursday has been elected as Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief  Minister after securing 77 votes. Opposition’s candidate, Nisar Gul managed to bag 33 votes.

During the session under the supervision of newly-elected Speaker Mushtaq Ghani, members of provincial assembly cast their votes in the favor of their favorite candidate.

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Mehmood was a surprise entrant in the KP CM race and was recommended by former provincial chief minister Pervaiz Khattak for the post.

Addressing the KP Assembly after being elected to the post, Mehmood vowed to not “break the trust of the people”.

“We will fulfill the promises we have made and will strengthen institutions,” he added.

The newly-appointed provincial chief minister further said, “I am ready for re-counting of votes in my constituency.”

Profile of Mehmood Khan

Mehmood Khan was born in Matta Tehsil of Swat in 1972. He got early education from Government Primary School and then obtained certificate of Matriculation from Peshawar Public School.He did his masters from Agriculture University of Peshawar.

From 2007 to 2012, he had been Nazim Union Council Khariri of Tehsil Matta. He is a prominent politician from Swat who elected as MPA on PK-9 in 2013.

He held portfolios of sports, culture, and irrigation in the cabinet of Pervez Khattak.

He has also been KP irrigation and home minister but for a very brief period of time. In general election 2018, he bagged 25,697 votes from PK-9. He is the President of PTI Malakand Division.

Earlier on August 15, Pakistan Tehreek Insaaf’s Candidates Mushtaq Ahmad Ghani and Mahmooud Jan took oath as Speaker and Deputy Speaker of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly in Peshawar.

Sardar Aurangzeb Nalota who acted as a presiding officer of the session administered the oath.

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Mushtaq Ahmad Ghani was elected as Speaker of the Provincial Assembly and Mahmud Jan elected as Deputy Speaker.

Mushtaq Ahmad Ghani secured eighty-one votes. His rival Laiq Muhammad Khan of Awami National Party got twenty-seven votes.

Meanwhile, Mahmood Jan of PTI was elected as Deputy Speaker of the Provincial Assembly in Peshawar today.PTI’s Mehmood Jaan Sworn In As Dpy Speaker KP AssemblyHe secured seventy-eight votes. His rival candidate Jamshaid Khan Mohmand of PML-N secured thirty votes. One vote was declared invalid.

Later, Mahmood Jan took oath as Deputy Speaker. Speaker Mushtaq Ahmad Ghani administered the oath.

On August 13, newly Elected MPAs of the KP Assembly took the oath of their office in the Inaugural session of the house.

As many as 112 newly elected members were administered PML-N leader Sardar Aurangzeb Nalota administered the oath to KP members.

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In the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly, the PTI has increased its seats share to 64 members after the inclusion of two independent members in the party’s fold. With the numbers in hand, the party has taken its seat total to 84 seats after addition of 16 women and two minority seats.The MMA is at the distant second with 13 seats including 10 general seats, two women, and a minority reserved seat.

ANP secured a nine-member representation with seven members on general seats and two seats on women reserved seats.

The PML-N won five general seats, and with the addition of one women reserved seat, its tally stands at six in the provincial assembly. The PPP with four general seats and one women reserved sear stands with the total of five seats.

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