Justice (retd.) Arshad Hussain was on Sunday, November 12, 2023, sworn in because the interim chief minister of Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, a day after caretaker chief minister Muhammad Azam Khan died following a quick sickness.
Governor Haji Ghulam Ali administered oath to Hussain at a ceremony in Peshawar.
Hussain, who was appointed because the legislation minister within the interim provincial cupboard earlier this 12 months, has served because the chief justice of the Supreme Appellate Court of Gilgit Baltistan.
Earlier, his identify was finalised for the put up at a gathering right here known as by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Ali.
Ali invited the chief of the home, former chief minister Mehmud Khan, and the ex-leader of Opposition of the dissolved meeting Akram Khan Durrani to hunt a consensus candidate for the caretaker chief minister.
The assembly agreed on Hussain’s identify, which was proposed by Durrani and supported by Khan. The identify was subsequently despatched to the KP governor, who accredited it.
The put up fell vacant after the interim chief minister died on Saturday as a result of a coronary heart drawback at an area hospital right here.
The provincial assemblies of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab have been dissolved in January this 12 months by jailed former prime minister Imran Khan to pressurise the then federal authorities for early basic elections. The basic elections will likely be held on February 8, 2024, in keeping with the Election Commission of Pakistan.
The improvement comes as Pakistan goals to carry honest and clear basic elections early subsequent 12 months.