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President appoints Haji Ghulam Ali as KP Governor

Former JUI-F senator Haji Ghulam Ali has been appointed as KP governor



President appoints Haji Ghulam Ali as KP Governor
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Islamabad: President Dr. Arif Alvi has appointed former Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazal (JUI-F) senator Haji Ghulam Ali as Governor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. 

The President appointed the governor on the advice of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif in accordance with Article 101 (1) of the Constitution. 

"In terms of Article 101 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, 1973, the President is advised to appoint Haji Ghulam Ali as Governor of the Province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and sign the Commission of Appointment/affix the Green Seal," the summary read. 

The JUI-F leader has previously served as a senator from March 2009 to March 2015. He also served as the chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting from 2009 to 2012.

The post fell vacant since Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Shah Farman stepped down soon after Shehbaz Sharif was sworn in as the prime minister. Since then Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Assembly Speaker Mushtaq Ahmad Ghani has been serving as acting governor as per constitutional requirements.