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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.

Governor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
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Incumbent
Shah Farman

since 5 September 2018 (2018-09-05)
ResidenceKP Governor House
SeatPeshawar
Constituting instrumentConstitution of Pakistan
FormationAugust 15, 1947; 72 years ago (1947-08-15)
First holderGeorge Cunningham

However, in 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.

List of GovernorsEdit

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

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Masood Kausar appointed K-P governor - The Express Tribune". 9 February 2011.
  2. ^ "Amid criticism: President appoints new K-P governor - The Express Tribune". 10 February 2013.

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