PESHAWAR (Agencies): Caretaker Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mohammad Azam Khan passed away on Saturday, a hospital spokesperson said. He was 89.

Khan took oath as the KP chief minister in January this year after the dissolution of the provincial assembly after PTI chief Imran Khan decided to quit the KP and Punjab assemblies where he was in power.

He was a Barrister-at-Law from Lincoln’s Inn, London, and had earlier served as minister for interior, capital administration and development in the caretaker cabinet of ex-premier Nasir-ul-Mulk in 2018.

He had also remained the provincial minister for finance, planning and development in the KP caretaker cabinet of CM Shamsul Mulk from October 2007 to April 2008 and served in key positions in the federal and provincial governments.

Before these stints, he had served as chief secretary from September 1990 till July 1993. He has also remained chairman of the Pakistan Tobacco Board.

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