Hailing from Swat, Mahmod Khan is the member-elect of the provincial assembly of KPK and the nominated politician for the Chief Minister position of KPK. Khan has previously served KPK as the Provincial Minister in the provincial cabinet of CM Pervez Khattak from 2013 to 2018.
Just a few days ago, PTI nominated Mahmood Khan as the CM of KPK in the upcoming election tenure. Khan received his Masters in Agriculture degree from University of Peshawar. Formally, he was the Provincial Minister for Sports, Culture and Tourism as well.
Thanks to @ImranKhanPTI and @PTIofficial for nominating me as Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. I will go according to the vision and mission of my leader and will never disappoint the people of KP pic.twitter.com/NscIh8MP6m
— Mehmood Khan (@CMKPMehmoodKhan) August 9, 2018
With this new nomination, Pakistanis are sharing some concerns.
Khan Was Previously in Pakistan Peoples Party!
In 2012, Khan left PPP and joined PTI. In 2005, he was elected Union Council Nazim of Kharerai, Matta Tehsil. From 2007 to 2012, he served as the Union Council Nazim of Kharerai and after that, he parted ways with PPP. Despite showing his performance well in KPK, Pakistanis are having some reservations with the nomination of Khan as the CM of KPK.
Mehmood Khan has time & again proven himself in all different roles assigned to him by Khan sb. His performance as Sports Minister & as PTI's Regional President for Malakand, speaks volumes of his capabilities. Congratulations & all the best to him on being appointed CM KP 👍
— Jahangir Khan Tareen (@JahangirKTareen) August 9, 2018
Khan Was On Trial for Corruption As Well In the Past
Newly nominated CM KPK Mahmood Khan was caught red handed after he transferred Rs.1.8M from KPK Govt. account to his personal account&was sacked on corruption charges from sports ministership.Congratulations #PTI & #IK on inauguration of #NewPakistan with a Big Bang @fizzasaleem pic.twitter.com/Bq7erczOWn
— Faisal Mir (@faisalmirppp) August 9, 2018
Dose Imran knows the worth of Mahmood Khan's assets a whopping 2billion and 730 millions ? Is any trail of this money ? From where this guy of a poor country was able to make this kind of money ? Why he is the blue eyed boy of Ex CM P. Khattak who is also notorious 4 corruption
— Asif (@Asifniaziipad) August 9, 2018
Which he then managed to clear and was held innocent of all the charges.
On the Other Hand, Here’s What Pakistanis Are Sharing:
I just love how few "neutral" intellachawals are criticizing Imran for making Mehmood Khan CM KP for a mere allegation (he was later cleared). Not a single one criticized NS for appointing Shehbaz CM Punjab 4 times. Hell they still defend CONVICTED CRIMINALS Nawaz Sharif & Maryam
— Asfandyar Bhittani (@BhittaniKhannnn) August 9, 2018
I am also from swat and Mehmood Khan he is a brilliant outstanding which he did it in the last 5 years specially in pk9 and soon after 5 years everybody will appreciated not even in kpk also punjab people will appreciated has work. https://t.co/DmqvdnlzHb
— Nafees Khan (@Nafees_ullahA) August 9, 2018
So there is a lot of expectations Mahmood Khan has to meet as the newly appointed CM of KPK. Overall, PTI has a lot to meet as well, given how the party will be in the office of the entire country.