PESHAWAR – The Caretaker Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Justice (Retd) Tariq Pervez has allocated portfolios to caretaker ministers with immediate effect.

Fiaz Ahmad Toru, Home and Tribal Affairs, Inter-Provincial Coordination, Relief, Rehabilitation and Settlement, Dr Farrukh Seir, Health, Population Welfare, Higher Education, Archives and Libraries, Abdul Rauf Khan Khattak, Finance, Planning and Development, Excise and Taxation, Local Government, Election and Rural Development, Muhammad Yunis Marwat-Energy and Power, irrigation, Public Health Engineering, Mohammad Ishaq Khattak, Communication and Works, Transport, Science and Technology and Information Technology, Auqaf, Hajj, Religious and Minority Affairs.

Similarly, Mossarat Qadeem, Information Public Relations and Culture, Elementary and Secondary Education, Zakat, Ushr, Social Welfare and Women Empowerment, Umar Farooq Khan, Industries, Commerce, Technical Education and Manpower Training, Labour and Housing, Jehangir Khan Tareen-Agriculture, Livestock and Cooperation, Food, Mines & Minerals Development and Sameen Jan Babar- Sports, Tourism, Museums and Archaeology, Revenue and Estate and Environment. Rest of the departments and portfolios will remain with the chief minister.

Governor takes notice of displaying his name during polls drive

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Engineer Shaukatullah has taken serious note of displaying his name and picture through posters by some of the potential candidates in Fata during election campaign.

In a formal directive address to the commissioners, political agents and deputy commissioners on Monday, the governor pointed out that he neither support any political party nor any candidate and wishes to ensure fair, free and transparent elections. 

“Political agents and deputy commissioners may take immediate action and remove any such material, poster etc which indicates name or picture of the governor,” he added. 

Further, he said the respective authorities should also announce very clearly that any candidate using the name of governor for any purpose in the campaign would be proceeded against under the relevant law.