Atif Khan to be new CM KP: Sources

PESHAWAR: On Tuesday, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan has given ‘the green light’ to nominate former education minister of KP Muhammad Atif Khan as 17th chief minister of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Newsone reported

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According to the sources, the decision to nominate Atif Khan as the KP chief minister was taken at a meeting chaired by PTI chief in Bani Gala a few days back. The meeting was also attended by senior leaders Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Jehangir Tareen, Pervez Khattak, Fawad Chaudhry and others.

Khattak and Asad Qaiser also convened a meeting of elected MPAs on Monday which was attended by a large number of Khattak supporters; however, Atif Khan did not show up at the meeting held at the Speaker’s House in Peshawar.

However, on Tuesday Pervez Khattak distanced himself from KP CM slot after weighing in his confidence over PTI head Imran Khan, saying that he fully backs wgatver the decision his party’s chief will make.

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