Peshawar (Staff Report): Former Supreme Court judge Justice (retd) Dost Muhammad Khan on Wednesday took oath as the caretaker chief minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Governor Iqbal Zafar Jhagra administered the oath to Justice Khan in the presence of former KP CM Pervez Khattak and other dignitaries from the province.

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Tuesday announced that Dost Muhammad Khan , will be the caretaker chief minister of KP.

ECP’s Additional Secretary Admin Nazir Akhtar, in a media talk, said that the name of the former justice has been selected in a high-level meeting, headed by the chief election commissioner.

On Monday, the ECP received four nominees for caretaker Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK).

The names picked by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf are Aijaz Quraishi and Himayat Ullah Khan while opposition suggested Manzoor Afridi and justice (r) Dost Muhammad for steering the province till the next regime takes charge.

Khan also served as Chief Justice of the Peshawar High Court from 17 November 2011 to 31 January 2014. He refused to take oath under the Provisional Constitutional Order (PCO) 3 November 2007 and rejected all kinds of offers.

Khan was born on 20 March 1953 in Bannu District of KP and started his professional career as a lawyer in 1976 and served in lower and high courts as well as the SC.