The Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhuwa (KP) Sardar Mehtab Abbasi has resigned. His resignation letter has been sent to the Prime Minister.

According to reports, Sardar Mehtab wants to take part in political activities. “He wants to establish his own political career,” a source told Waqt News.

Sardar Mehtab is politically affiliated with Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and hails from Abbotabad. He served as the Chief Minister (CM) of KP from 1997 to 1999 and as Federal Minister Railways in 2008.

He was nominated as Senator by PML-N in 2003 for five years. He won the National Assembly seat in 2008 General Elections on the ticket of PML-N.

Sardar Mehtab took the office of KP Governor on April 15, 2014.