- Politicians welcome Mahmood Khan’s nomination for CM slot
PESHAWAR: Politicians on Thursday welcomed decision of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan for nominating Mahmood Khan as the chief minister and termed it a right decision that would help ensure the strengthening of democracy, merit and good governance in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.
MNA-elect Nasir Khan Musazai said that PM-designate Imran Khan has taken a principal decision by nominating Mahmood Khan for the office of the chief minister as he belonged to the Malakand Division from where no chief minister was elected in the past.
He said that PTI has achieved the landslide victory from the Malakand Division including three MNAs from Swat, two from Lower Dir, one each from Malakand, Buner and Upper Dir and this decision would further strengthen the party there.
The people of the Malakand Division especially Swat district had offered a lot of sacrifices in the past and Mahmood Khan being native of the area was well aware of their problems and would utilise all his energies for expediting the pace of economic development in the region.
PTI has abolished status-quo and hereditary politics and nominated the chief minister this time from Swat district as its former chief minister Pervez Khattak belonged to Nowshera. Musazai said that Imran Khan was the only hope for the people as he has the ability to address all the challenges faced by the country today.
He said that the rejected politicians with different political ideologies were assembled against PTI as they feared that if Imran Khan completed five years mandated tenure, their politics would come to an end forever. He said that the people had voted for a change on July 25 and Imran Khan would fulfill all the promises made with electorates in the next five years.
Nazim Bahadar Khan also welcomed the nomination of Mahmood Khan as the next chief minister and termed it a positive decision based on merit. Mahmood Khan, being a seasoned politician and close aide of the party chairman, would utilise his energies for a smooth running of the affairs of the government besides ensuring completion of the metro bus project in Peshawar and Swat Expressway projects in the province.