PESHAWAR: President of Pakistan Dr Arif Alvi has accepted the resignation of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Shah Farman.

After acceptance of the resignation, Mr Farman has shifted from the Governor’s House, an official told Dawn on Saturday.

“Under Article 101(4) of the Constitution of Pakistan, the president accepted the resignation tendered by Shah Farman from the office of Governor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa with effect from April 15, 2022,” read a notification issued by the Cabinet Division on Saturday (April 16).

The notification further stated that the speaker of the provincial assembly of Khyber Pakthunkhwa shall perform the functions of governor till the appointment of a new governor.

Mr Farman had resigned on Monday last after election of Shehbaz Sharif as Prime Minister of Pakistan.

The former governor had stated in his resignation that being a governor, he won’t be able to extend the required protocol to Shehbaz Sharif as Prime Minister.

Shah Farman had taken oath as the 32nd Governor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on December 5, 2018. He remained governor for three years and seven months.

Published in Dawn, April 17th, 2022

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