Haji Ghulam Ali, the leader of the JUI-F, was appointed to the position of governor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Wednesday after President Arif Alvi approved the summary for his appointment.
Hours after President Alvi received the brief from Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif appointing Ali as governor of the province with a PTI majority, a new development occurred.
In previous years, Haji Ghulam Ali presided as Peshawar’s mayor; in local elections in December, his son Zubair Ali won the position.
Following Article 101 of the Constitution, the premier proposed Ali for the appointment to the post of KP governor, which became available after PTI leader Shah Farman’s resignation.
The summary said, “According to Article 101 of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Constitution of 1973, the President is advised to appoint Haji Ghulam Ali as Governor of the Province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and sign the Commission of Appointment/affix the Green Seal.”
Since Farman left the position, acting governor duties are now being carried out by KP Assembly Speaker Mushtaq Ahmad Ghani.
Ali served as a senator from March 2009 to March 2015. From 2012 to 2015, he served on the Senate’s Standing Committee on Commerce.
From 2009 to 2012, he presided over the Senate Standing Committee on Information & Broadcasting.