Manzoor Afridi set to become interim CM of KP


PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) government and opposition have agreed upon the name of Manzoor Afridi as the caretaker chief minister for the province, Aaj New reported.

KP CM Pervez Khattak and Leader of the Opposition in KP Assembly Maulana Lutfur-Rehman met to decide the name. The formal announcement in this regard will be made in a few days.

Manzoor, a resident of Khyber Agency is the younger brother of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Senator Ayub Afridi and uncle of Peshawar Zalmi owner Javed Afridi.

This is the second time that the KP government and opposition have reached consensus on recommendations for the caretaker chief minister.


He had retired from the Supreme Court earlier that year.

The petitioner had said that the nomination of Tariq Pervez would adversely affect the fairness of general elections 2013.