PESHAWAR, Pakistan: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mohammad Azam Khan has passed away in Peshawar on Saturday.
Sources said that the health of the former bureaucrat deteriorated and subsequently he was rushed to the Peshawar’s Hayatabad Medical Complex wherein he succumbed to a cardiac arrest.
Azam Khan’s funeral prayer will be held in Prang, Charsadda — his hometown.
Azam Khan had been serving as the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Caretaker Chief Minister since January 21, 2023.
نگران وزیر اعلی خیبر پختونخواہ اعظم خان کے انتقال کی تکلیف دہ خبر ملی وہ یقینا ایک ایماندار اور نیک انسان تھے۔ اللہ تعالیٰ مرحوم کے درجات بلند فرمائے اور پسماندگان کو صبر جمیل عطا فرمائے ۔ آمین
— Anwaar ul Haq Kakar (@anwaar_kakar) November 11, 2023
A Barrister-at-Law from Lincoln’s Inn, London, Azam Khan had earlier served as Minister for Interior, Capital Administration and Development in the Caretaker Cabinet of Prime Minister Nasir Ul Mulk in 2018.
Azam also remained the Provincial Minister for Finance, Planning and Development in the KP Caretaker Cabinet of Chief Minister Shamsul Mulk from October 2007 to April 2008 and served on key positions in the federal and provincial governments.
Before these stints, he served as Chief Secretary from September 1990 till July 1993. He also remained the Pakistan Tobacco Board Chairman.