Governor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

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Governor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
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Incumbent
Mushtaq Ahmed Ghani

since 11 April 2022
Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
StyleThe Honorable (formal)
ResidenceKP Governor House
SeatPeshawar
NominatorPrime Minister of Pakistan
AppointerPresident of Pakistan
Term length5 years
Constituting instrumentConstitution of Pakistan
Formation15 August 1947; 75 years ago (1947-08-15)
First holderGeorge Cunningham
Websitekp.gov.pk

The Governor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is the appointed head of state of the provincial government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (formerly North-West Frontier Province), Pakistan. Although the governor is the head of the province on paper, it is largely a ceremonial position; and the main powers lie with the chief minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and chief secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

However, throughout the history of Pakistan, the powers of the provincial governors were vastly increased, when the provincial assemblies were dissolved and the administrative role came under direct control of the governors, as in the cases of martial laws of 1958–1972 and 1977–1985, and governor rules of 1999–2002. In the case of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, there were two direct governor rules, in 1975 and 1994, when the provincial chief ministers of those times were removed and assemblies dissolved.

Currently the governor post is vacant; the last governor was Shah Farman, who resigned on 11 April 2022.[1]

List of Governors[edit]

N Portrait Name Took office Left office Affiliation
1 Sir George Cunningham 15 August 1947 9 April 1948 Indian Civil Service
2 Sir Ambrose Dundas Flux Dundas 19 April 1948 16 July 1949 Indian Civil Service
3 Sahibzada Mohammad Khurshid 16 July 1949 14 January 1950 Independent
4 Honourable Justice Khan Bahadur Muhammad Ibrahim Khan of Chenna 14 January 1950 17 February 1950 Judiciary
5 Ismail Ibrahim Chundrigar 17 February 1950 23 November 1951 Muslim League
6 Khwaja Shahabuddin 24 November 1951 17 November 1954 Muslim League
7 Qurban Ali Shah 17 November 1954 14 October 1955 Independent
Provinces merged to form West Pakistan (14 October 1955 – 1 July 1970)
8 Lt Gen K.M. Azhar Khan 1 July 1970 25 December 1971 Military Administration
9 Hayat Sherpao 25 December 1971 30 April 1972 Pakistan Peoples Party
10 Arbab Sikandar Khan 29 April 1972 15 February 1973 National Awami Party
11 Aslam Khattak 15 February 1973 24 May 1974 National Awami Party
12 Maj Gen Syed Ghawas 24 May 1974 1 March 1976 Pakistan Peoples Party
13 Maj Gen Naseerullah Babar 1 March 1976 6 July 1977 Pakistan Peoples Party
14 Abdul Hakeem Khan 6 July 1977 17 September 1978 Civil Administration
15 Lt Gen Fazl-Haq 11 October 1978 12 December 1985 Military Administration
16 Nawabzada Abdul Ghafoor Khan Hoti 30 December 1985 18 April 1986 Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam
17 Syed Usman Ali Shah 18 April 1986 27 August 1986 Civil Administration
18 Fida Mohammad Khan 27 August 1986 16 June 1988 Pakistan Muslim League (N)
19 Bri Gen Amir Gulistan Janjua 16 June 1988 19 July 1993 Independent
20 Maj Gen Khurshid Ali Khan 19 July 1993 5 November 1996 Independent
21 Justice Said Ibne Ali 5 November 1996 11 November 1996 Independent
22 Lt Gen Arif Bangash 11 November 1996 17 August 1999 Independent
23 Miangul Aurangzeb 18 August 1999 21 October 1999 Pakistan Muslim League (N)
24 Lt Gen Mohammad Shafiq 21 October 1999 14 August 2000 Military Administration
25 Lt Gen Iftikhar Hussain Shah 14 August 2000 15 March 2005 Military Administration
26 Commander Khalilur Rehman 15 March 2005 23 May 2006 Pakistan Muslim League (Q)
27 Lt Gen Ali Jan Aurakzai 24 May 2006 7 January 2008 Military Administration
28 Owais Ahmed Ghani 7 January 2008 9 February 2011 Independent
29 Syed Masood Kausar 10 February 2011 10 February 2013 Pakistan Peoples Party[2]
30 Shaukatullah Khan 10 February 2013 25 March 2015 Pakistan Peoples Party[3]
31 Mehtab Ahmed Khan Abbasi 15 April 2015 8 February 2016 Pakistan Muslim League (N)
32 Iqbal Zafar Jhagra 25 February 2016 20 August 2018 Pakistan Muslim League (N)
33 Mushtaq Ahmed Ghani 20 August 2018 5 September 2018 Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf
34 Shah Farman 5 September 2018 11 April 2022 Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "President accepts resignation of KP governor". 11 April 2022.
  2. ^ "Masood Kausar appointed K-P governor - The Express Tribune". 9 February 2011.
  3. ^ "Amid criticism: President appoints new K-P governor - The Express Tribune". 10 February 2013.

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