ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan has nominated Mehmood Khan as the Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
The announcement has ended speculations about the party’s choice in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The party has acquired a two-third majority after the July 25 parliamentary elections.
Mehmood Khan has been elected as member of KP Assembly from PK-9 Swat remained as sports, culture and irrigation in Pervez Khattak-led cabinet.
The CM-designate is also the PTI President of Malakand Division and is credited with the party’s huge success in the region who is supported by his predecessor Pervez Khattak.
Former Education Minister Atif Khan, who was one of the top contenders, fell out of favour despite having the backing of PTI chief Imran Khan.
Earlier in the day, Imran Khan said that he would also consider a young politician for the position of Chief Minister in Punjab.