Retired Justice Tariq Pervez will be the caretaker Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

This was announced by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Ameer Haider Khan Hoti at a news conference in Islamabad along with leader of opposition in provincial assembly Akram Khan Durrani.

Hoti said Justice Tariq Pervez enjoys the reputation of an honest and impartial person. He said he was chosen unanimously and purely on merit.

Akram Durrani said both the sides proposed several names and finally the name of Justice Tariq Pervez was agreed.

He hoped that other provinces too will follow this example of upholding the democratic spirit. He said we should think of the well-being of the country and the nation and not our personal interests.

Justice Tariq Pervez is a former chief justice Peshawar High Court.

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