QUETTA: Balochistan Governor Muhammad Khan Achakzai on Thursday tendered his resignation from office.

Official sources said that Mr Achakzai sent his resignation to President-elect Arif Alvi.

Later, the Establishment Division issued a notification about the acceptance of Mr Achakzai’s resignation.

Sources said that the Speaker of the Balochistan Assembly Mir Abdul Qudoos Bizenjo had been requested to undertake the responsibilities till the appointment of new governor.

Former PM Nawaz Sharif had appointed Mr Achakzai as governor in May 2013.

Earlier, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf had announced appointing Dr Amir Muhammad Jogezai for the post but the party withdrew his name when it was disclosed that NAB was investigating corruption cases against him.

Prime Minister Imran Khan had, as yet, not finalised any name but party sources said that many names were under consideration for the slot which included secretary general of Balochistan Awami Party Manzoor Ahmed Kakar, former caretaker health minister Faiz Kakar, PTI’s Nawabzada Sharif Jogezai, Nawabzada Humayun Khan Jogezai and Aminullah Raisani.

Published in Dawn, September 7th, 2018