PM Imran Khan nominates Abdul Qayyum Niazi for AJK PM slot

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan nominated Abdul Qayyum Niazi for the post of Azad Kashmir Prime Minister on Wednesday.  Federal Minister for Information Fawad Chaudhry revealed that the prime minister made the decision after “considerable consultations and suggestions”.

“He [Abdul Qayyum Niazi] is a vibrant, genuine political worker whose heart beats with the party’s political workers,” tweeted Fawad Chaudhry.

Abdul Qayyum Niazi won the AJK polls from the LA-18 constituency. He was not among the leading candidates for the prized post. Initially, Barristers Sultan Mahmood and Sardar Tanveer Ilyas Khan were being considered as the AJK PM.

AJK PM election

The Azad Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly (AJLA) will elect its 13th prime minister at 2pm today. The PTI has the largest number of seats in the parliament, with 32 members.


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