Muhammad Azam Khan (civil servant)

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Muhammad Azam Khan
Caretaker Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
In office
21 January 2023 – 11 November 2023
GovernorHaji Ghulam Ali
Preceded byMahmood Khan
Succeeded byArshad Hussain Shah
Federal Minister
In office
5 June 2018 – 13 August 2018
Prime MinisterNasirul Mulk
DepartmentsInterior, Inter-Provincial Coordination, Narcotics Control, Capital Administration and Development, Housing and Works
Preceded byAhsan Iqbal
Succeeded byImran Khan
Minister of Finance Planning and Development, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
In office
24 October 2007 – 1 April 2008
Chief MinisterShamsul Mulk
Chief Secretary of North-West Frontier Province
In office
September 1990 – July 1993
GovernorAmir Gulistan Janjua
Chief MinisterMir Afzal Khan
Personal details
Born1933 (1933)
Prang, Charsadda, North-West Frontier Province, British India
(present-day Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan)
Died (aged 89)
Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
Alma materUniversity of Peshawar
Burn Hall College
OccupationCivil servant

Muhammad Azam Khan (Urdu: محمد اعظم خان; 1933 – 11 November 2023) was a Pakistani civil servant who served as the caretaker Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa from 21 January 2023 until his death on 11 November 2023.

Early life[edit]

Muhammad Azam Khan was born in a village named Parrang in Charsadda.[when?] He had a law degree from the University of Peshawar. In addition, Muhammad Azam Khan passed Bar At Law from Lincoln's Inn College London. He joined District Management Group after passing Civil Service Examination, who retired from the top slot of Chief Secretary, Khyber Pukkhtoonkhwa.[citation needed]

The family background of Muhammad Azam Khan is most familiar in the socio-political circles hailing from the inter-provincial bordering territory of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. He was the brother of former Inspector General Police, former caretaker Provincial Minister Mr. Abbas Khan, cousin of Chairman Quomi Watan Party Aftab Ahmed Khan Sherpao. Mr. Azam Khan was son-in-law of PML(N) former MPA Attock (Shadi Khan) Mr. Taj Mohammad Khanzada (Late) uncle of PML(N) former Provincial Interior Minister Punjab Col (R) Shujah Khanzada (Late). He was also the brother-in-law of former Commissioner Khalid Khan who was the real brother of Inspector General Police Mr. Zufarullah Khan. Such as Mr. Zafarullah Khan and Khalid Khan are cousins of former IGP Dr. Naeem Khan while former IGP Sikandar Mohammad Zai is also the cousin of Mr. Khalid Khan and his son Mr. Adnan Khan is son in law of PTI’s former Chief Minister KPK Mr. Pervez Khattak.[1]

Later career[edit]

Khan served as the provincial Minister for Finance from 24 October 2007 to 1 April 2008. He was also the secretary of the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources in Islamabad and the Chief Secretary of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa from September 1990 to July 1993.[citation needed]

Muhammad Azam Khan served as the caretaker Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa from 21 January 2023 until his death on 11 November 2023.[2] He was appointed by Governor Haji Ghulam Ali after the dissolution of the Provincial Assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on 18 January 2023.[3][4]


After being admitted into an intensive care unit due to feeling unwell the night before, he died at the Rehman Medical Institute on 11 November 2023. He was 89.[5]


  1. ^ "Profile of caretaker CM Azam Khan". IslamabadPost. 21 January 2023. Retrieved 20 August 2023.
  2. ^ "Azam Khan takes oath as Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's caretaker CM". Brecorder. 21 January 2023. Retrieved 21 May 2023.
  3. ^ "Ex-bureaucrat Azam Khan nominated caretaker CM of Pakistan's northwestern province". Arab News PK. 20 January 2023. Retrieved 21 May 2023.
  4. ^ Hayat, Arif (18 January 2023). "KP Assembly dissolved as governor approves CM Mahmood's summary". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 21 May 2023.
  5. ^ Hayat, Arif (11 November 2023). "KP interim CM Azam Khan passes away". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 11 November 2023.