The former PTI leader and KP CM Mahmood Khan confirmed the finalisation of Justice (retd) Arshad Hussain Shah as the caretaker chief minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The decision was made after a meeting between Mahmood and opposition leader Akram Khan Durrani for consultations on the appointment. The name of Justice Arshad Hussain Shah has been sent to KP Governor Haji Ghulam Ali for approval. Shah, who served as the law minister in former CM Muhammad Azam Khan’s cabinet, had also previously served as the chief justice of the Gilgit Baltistan. This decision comes after the passing of Caretaker Chief Minister Muhammad Azam Khan, and PTI leader Zahir Khan Toru has stated that the party will not accept the new chief minister. Additionally, KP Governor Haji Ghulam Ali had sent a letter to Mahmood and Durrani, inviting them to begin the consultation process for the next chief minister’s appointment.