Justice (R) Tariq Pervez elected as KP caretaker CM

PESHAWAR: Justice (Retd) Tariq Pervez has been elected as the caretaker Chief minster of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, reported AAJ news.

Justice (Retd) Tariq Pervez was the Former chief justice Peshawar High Court.

The announcement was made at a press conference jointly addressed by Chief Minister Ameer Haider Khan Hoti and Leader of the Opposition in provincial assembly, Akram Khan Durrani.

Meanwhile, Chief minister Ameer Haider Khan Hoti urged the government to dissolve the provincial assembly with the dissolution of National assembly.

Justice Tariq Pervez was born in Peshawar on Feb 15, 1948, and did his graduation in law in 1971 from the University of Peshawar. He was considered a competent lawyer and well-versed in different fields of law, especially criminal jurisprudence.

Justice Tariq Pervez had served as president of PHC Bar Association in 1996. He was appointed as chief justice of PHC on April 5, 2005, and elevated to the Supreme Court in Oct 2009. He retired from that post on Feb 14 this year.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is the first province who announced the caretaker CM, unlike other three provinces.

Watch out the live press conference of KP chief minister, opposition leader.