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Ex- Pak SC judge named KP caretaker CM

ANI  |  Islamabad [Pakistan] 

The (ECP) on Tuesday named Justice (retired) Khan as the of (K-P) province.

The and the opposition had sent the commission four names to be considered for the post, reported, citing ECP Dr Akhtar Nazeer, as saying.

Akhtar made his remarks while addressing the media outside the ECP office in

The names were forwarded to the ECP after members of the parliamentary committee failed to arrive at a consensus.

The committee met at the House, and after a round of talks decided to refer the matter to the ECP.

The opposition had given the names of businessperson Manzoor Afridi and Justice (retd) Khan while the government nominated retired bureaucrats - Himayatullah Khan and Ejaz Ahmad Qureshi, according to several

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's (PTI) had agreed on the name of Manzoor Afridi for the caretaker chief minister, however, within 24 hours the PTI reversed its decision and withdrew Afridi's name.

Hailing from Bannu, Justice retired as on March 19.

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First Published: Tue, June 05 2018. 15:20 IST