Governor KP resigns on health reasons

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Governor Sardar Mehtab Ahmed Khan on Monday tendered resignation citing health issues as the reason for quitting the office.

Addressing a press conference here, he said it was his personal decision and he was leaving the Governor House with confidence that he had done the job assigned to him during his 22-month stay in office.

Sardar Mehtab said he had informed the Prime Minister before joining the office that he would not be able to continue for long time as it was a tough and challenging job. He might not do justice to the job as his health was not good, he added.

Apart from health, his personnel and social life had also been affected due to this office, he added.

To a query, Sardar Mehtab said he remained in active politics for over 30 years and would certainly ponder over rejoining the politics in future.

He said he took full responsibility for all the individual and collective decisions taken during his tenure as governor.

Sardar also said he would shift to his ancestral house in Abbotabad as he had no house or plot in Peshawar.