PESHAWAR: Opposition parties in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Tuesday nominated Mian Nisar Gul for the slot of chief minister.
The development comes days after the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) named Mehmood Khan as its candidate for the chief minister s slot. He has since selected members of the provincial cabinet.
They include Atif Khan, Shahram Tarakai, Mushtaq Ghani, Taimur Saleem Jhagra, Sultan Mohammad, Istiaq Urmar, Ziaullah Bangash, Amjad Ali, Malik Qasim and Humayun Khan.
PTI broke silence and announced its candidate for the office of chief minister on August 8. Out of the blue the name of Mehmood Khan surfaced for this crucial post. Till the last moment, Atif Khan was the most favourite one.
Mehmood Khan was born in Matta Tehsil of Swat in 1972. He got early education from Government Primary School Matt 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 8 in 2013. He held portfolios of sports, culture, and irrigation in the cabinet of Pervez Khattak.
He has also been K-P irrigation and interior minister but for a very brief period of time. In general election 2018, he bagged 25,697 votes from PK 8. He is the President of PTI Malakand Division. NNI