PESHAWAR- In a tragic turn of events, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Caretaker Chief Minister, Azam Khan, breathed his last at Rehman Medical Institute, Peshawar. The family confirmed his demise on Saturday, revealing that Khan had been rushed to the medical facility due to a severe stomach infection, which later led to a fatal cardiac arrest.
The funeral prayers for the late former bureaucrat are scheduled to take place at 3 pm in Charsadda, marking the end of his tenure as the interim CM of the country’s northwestern region. Condolences have been pouring in from various quarters since the news of his passing.
Azam Khan, who assumed the role of interim CM in January of this year, had a distinguished career. Prior to his caretaker role, he served as the KP finance minister from October 24, 2007, to April 1, 2008. His extensive career included key positions such as secretary of the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources in Islamabad, chief secretary in KP from September 1990 to July 1993, and minister for interior, capital administration, and development in the caretaker cabinet of Prime Minister Nasir-ul-Mulk in 2018.
Educated at the University of Peshawar, Khan furthered his studies at Lincoln’s Inn, London, where he earned his Barrister-at-Law degree in 1962. His contributions to both federal and provincial governments were notable, making his passing a significant loss for the region.