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    Caretaker CM Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Azam Khan dies, KP Govt announces three days mourning on Azam Khan’s demise 

    Caretaker CM Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Azam Khan dies, KP Govt announces three days mourning on Azam Khan’s demise 

    PESHAWAR (APP): Khyber Pakhtunkhwa caretaker Chief Minister, Muhammad Azam Khan died apparently due to cardiac arrest at a local hospital here on Saturday.

    According to doctors and his family sources, Azam Khan was brought to a local hospital at Peshawar the other day after feeling severe pain in chest and expired during treatment process at Intensive Care Unit.

    The funeral prayer of Azam Khan will be offered at Prang in Charsadda district at 3:30pm today and would be laid to rest in his native town.

    He took oath as the interim chief minister of Khyber  Pakthunkhwa on January 21 this year, following the dissolution of the KP Assembly in the same month by the then Chief Minister Mahmood Khan.

    He was nominated to lead the province by the opposition parties and his name was unanimously approved by the outgoing Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government as well.

    Azam Khan was a retired bureaucrat of Pakistan Administrative Officer and served on various key positions.

    He had served as minister of interior, capital administration and development in the interim cabinet of former caretaker prime minister Nasir-ul-Mulk in 2018.

    He was highly qualified and was a Barrister-at-Law from Lincoln’s Inn, London.

    From October 2007 to April 2008, Azam Khan had served as a finance, planning and development minister in KP in the cabinet of CM Shamsul Mulk.

    He also served in key posts in both the federal and provincial governments and earned great name of being highly competent and honest bureaucrat.

    From September 1990 to July 1993, Azam Khan also served as the chief secretary KP. He was also chairman of the Pakistan Tobacco Board.

    Former secretary of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Kanwar Dilshad told media that the provincial cabinet has been dissolved after the death of the KP chief minister and all the powers have been transferred to KP Governor Ghulam Ali. 

    The politicians and civil society have condoled the death of Azam Khan and prayed for his eternal peace.

    Meanwhile Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government here Saturday announced three days official mourning on the sudden death of caretaker Chief Minister Azam Khan.

    The Government announced official mourning from Nov 11-13 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa where the national flag would be hoisted half mast, said an official statement here.

    However, all the Government offices would remain open on Nov 13.


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