Arshad Hussain Shah

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Syed Arshad Hussain Shah
سید ارشد حسین شاہ
Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
In office
12 November 2023 – 2 March 2024
GovernorHaji Ghulam Ali
Preceded byMuhammad Azam Khan
Succeeded byAli Amin Gandapur
Chief Judge of the Supreme Appellate Court Gilgit-Baltistan
In office
8 May 2019 – May 2022
Preceded byRana Shamim
Succeeded bySardar Muhammad Shamim Khan
Provincial Minister for Law, Auqaf, and Human Rights
In office
19 August 2023 – 11 November 2023
GovernorHaji Ghulam Ali
Chief MinisterMuhammad Azam Khan
Personal details
NationalityPakistan Pakistani

Syed Arshad Hussain Shah (Urdu: سید ارشد حسین شاہ) is a Pakistani jurist who is the outgoing Caretaker Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. He has served as the Chief Judge of the Supreme Appellate Court Gilgit-Baltistan from 2019 to 2022. He has also served as the Minister for Law, Auqaf, and Human Rights in the caretaker cabinet of Muhammad Azam Khan.[1][2][3]

Judicial career[edit]

He was appointed as the Chief Judge of the Supreme Appellate Court Gilgit-Baltistan on 8 May 2019. He served in this role until his retirement in May 2022.[4][5]

Later career[edit]

On 19 August 2023, he was inducted into the provincial cabinet of the Caretaker Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Muhammad Azam Khan, and was assigned the portfolios of Law, Auqaf, and Human Rights. He served in this position until the Muhammad Azam Khan's death, after which the cabinet was dissolved.[1][6]

A day later, on 12 November, he was nominated as the next Caretaker Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. His name was put forward by Akram Khan Durrani, the former Leader of the Opposition in the Provincial Assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and was agreed upon by Mahmood Khan, the former elected Chief Minister. He was soon approved by Governor Haji Ghulam Ali and was then administered oath.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's new interim cabinet takes oath". DAWN.COM. 2023-08-19. Retrieved 2023-11-12.
  2. ^ "Justice (rtd) Arshad Hussain Shah nominated as new caretaker CM of KP". Samaa TV. 12 November 2023.
  3. ^ a b Hayat, Arif (2023-11-12). "Justice (retd) Arshad Hussain Shah picked as caretaker KP CM: Mahmood Khan". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 2023-11-12.
  4. ^ "Arshad Hussain Shah takes oath as Chief Judge of GB Supreme Appellate Court". www.radio.gov.pk. Retrieved 2023-11-12.
  5. ^ Nagri, Jamil (2022-11-05). "Justice Shamim made GB chief judge". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 2023-11-12.
  6. ^ Shah, Amjad Ali (2023-11-12). "KP interim cabinet stands dissolved". Brecorder. Retrieved 2023-11-12.