Sar­dar Me­htab Khan steps down as KP Gov­er­nor

The Pak Banker - - NATIONAL -

Sar­dar Mahtab Ah­mad Khan re­signed from the post of Khy­ber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) gov­er­nor on Mon­day. A se­nior Pak­istan Mus­lim LeagueNawaz (PML-N) leader and a source in the Prime Min­is­ter House con­firmed that Ab­basi's res­ig­na­tion had been ac­cepted by the prime min­is­ter, and for­warded to the pres­i­dent for ap­proval.

PML-N sources told DawnNews that Sar­dar Me­htab Khan stepped down to pur­sue a role in par­lia­men­tary pol­i­tics. Sar­dar Me­htab Khan Ab­basi took oath as the Gov­er­nor of Khy­ber Pakhtunkhwa on April 14, 2014.

Af­fil­i­ated with PML-N, Sar­dar Me­htab had re­mained chief min­is­ter of the prov­ince from 1997-1999, Hence he was the first per­son to have the hon­our of be­com­ing both the gov­er­nor and chief min­is­ter of Khy­ber Pakhtunkhwa.

Sar­dar Methab's political ca­reer spans over more than 30 years. He be­came mem­ber of the then NWFP As­sem­bly in 1985, and did so in 1988, 1990, 1993 and 1997. He won both the Na­tional As­sem­bly and pro­vin­cial as­sem­bly seats from Ab­bot­tabad in 1990, 1993 and 1997. He missed the 2002 gen­eral elec­tions as his govern­ment was ousted by mil­i­tary ruler Pervez Mushar­raf and was sent be­hind bars in a wheat scan­dal case. NAB cleared him in the case in 2003. He was elected to Se­nate in 2003.

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