Governor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

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Governor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
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Incumbent
Mehtab Ahmed Khan Abbasi

since April 15, 2014 (2014-04-15)
Residence KP Governor House
Seat Peshawar
Constituting instrument Constitution of Pakistan
Formation August 14, 1973
First holder Aslam Khattak
August 14, 1973

The Governor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is the appointed Head of State of the provincial government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. The governor is designated by the Prime Minister and is normally regarded a ceremonial post. However, 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 Governors[edit]

Name Took office Left office Affiliation
Sir George Cunningham 15 Aug 1947 9 Apr 1948 Indian Civil Service
Sir Ambrose Dundas Flux Dundas 19 Apr 1948 16 Jul 1949 Indian Civil Service
Sahibzada Mohammad Khurshid 16 Jul 1949 14 Jan 1950 Independent
K.B Mohammad Ibrahim Khan(Judicial Commissioner) (acting) 14 Jan 1950 17 Feb 1950 Judiciary
Ismail Ibrahim Chundrigar 17 Feb 1950 23 Nov 1951 Muslim League
Khwaja Shahabuddin 24 Nov 1951 17 Nov 1954 Muslim League
Qurban Ali Shah 17 Nov 1954 14 Oct 1955 Independent
Provinces merged to form West Pakistan (14 October 1955 - 1 July 1970)
Lt Gen K.M. Azhar Khan 1 Jul 1970 25 Dec 1971 Military Administration
Hayat Sherpao 25 Dec 1971 30 Apr 1972 Pakistan Peoples Party
Arbab Sikandar Khan 29 Apr 1972 15 Feb 1973 National Awami Party
Aslam Khattak 15 Feb 1973 24 May 1974 National Awami Party
Maj Gen Syed Ghawas 24 May 1974 1 Mar 1976 Pakistan Peoples Party
Maj Gen Naseerullah Babar 1 Mar 1976 6 Jul 1977 Pakistan Peoples Party
Abdul Hakeem Khan 6 Jul 1977 17 Sept 1978 Civil Administration
Lt Gen Fazl-Haq 11 Oct 1978 12 Dec 1985 Military Administration
Nawabzada Abdul Ghafoor Khan Hoti 30 Dec 1985 18 Apr 1986 Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam
Syed Usman Ali Shah 18 Apr 1986 27 Aug 1986 Civil Administration
Fida Mohammad Khan 27 Aug 1986 16 Jun 1988 Pakistan Muslim League (N)
Bri Gen Amir Gulistan Janjua 16 Jun 1988 19 Jul 1993 Independent
Maj Gen Khurshid Ali Khan 19 Jul 1993 5 Nov 1996 Independent
Justice Said Ibne Ali 5 Nov 1996 11 Nov 1996 Independent
Lt Gen Arif Bangash 11 Nov 1996 17 Aug 1999 Independent
Miangul Aurangzeb 18 Aug 1999 21 Oct 1999 Pakistan Muslim League (N)
Lt Gen Mohammad Shafiq 21 Oct 1999 14 Aug 2000 Military Administration
Lt Gen Iftikhar Hussain Shah 14 Aug 2000 15 Mar 2005 Military Administration
Commander Khalilur Rehman 15 Mar 2005 23 May 2006 Pakistan Muslim League (Q)
Lt Gen Ali Jan Aurakzai 24 May 2006 7 Jan 2008 Military Administration
Owais Ahmed Ghani 7 Jan 2008 9 Feb 2011 Independent
Syed Masood Kausar 10 Feb 2011 10 Feb 2013 Pakistan Peoples Party[1]
Shaukatullah Khan 10 Feb 2013 14 April 2014 Pakistan Peoples Party[2]
Mehtab Ahmad Khan Abbasi 15 April 2014 Incumbent Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Official website of Government of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa