President Approves Appointment Of Punjab, KP, Balochistan Governors

The appointments were made through a presidential decree issued by President Zardari, in accordance with Article 101(a) of the Constitution of Pakistan.

President Approves Appointment Of Punjab, KP, Balochistan Governors

President Asif Ali Zardari has formally approved the appointment of new governors in three provinces of the country: Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), and Balochistan. 

PPP politician Faisal Karim Kundi has been nominated governor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, while his party colleague Salim Haider Khan has been appointed governor of Punjab. In addition, Jafar Khan Mandokhel has been appointed governor of Balochistan. 

Kundi, a Dera Ismail Khan local, will be sworn in as KP's 36th governor at 7:30 p.m. tonight. In the current general elections on February 8, he was defeated by KP Chief Minister Ali Amin Gandapur in NA-44. 

President Zardari issued a presidential order in line with Article 101(a) of the Constitution, which authorized the nominations.

On Friday, PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto met with Prime Minister Shehbaz at the PM House to talk about the country's general political situation. Both leaders also ate lunch together. 

PPP heavyweights from the Punjab chapter, including Raja Pervez Ashraf, Hassan Murtaza, and Shehzad Saeed Cheema, met with party Chairman Bilawal at Zardari House in Islamabad and nominated Sardar Saleem Haider to be the next Punjab governor. Sardar Salim and Nadeem Afzal Chan also attended the meeting. Salim was nominated by the leaders as Governor of Punjab. "I am being appointed governor of Punjab," he announced later. 

Sardar Salim Haider is from Dhurnal village in Fateh Jang tehsil, Attock district.