Bilawal names PPP loyalists as Punjab, KP governors

Islamabad: PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari on Friday nominated two senior party leaders for the posts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab governors as part of the deal reached with PML-N before joining the coalition government.

In Balochistan, Jaffar Khan Mandokhail, president of the PML-N’s provincial chapter, has been appointed the new governor, according to sources.

Sardar Saleem Haider, a PPP leader from Rawalpindi and Faisal Karim Kundi from Dera Ismail Khan have been nominated for the top constitutional offices in Punjab and KP, respectively.

Soon after the nominations, Mr Bhutto-Zardari called on Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif at the PM House, and informed him about the decision.

A source in the PM Office said it was a one-on-one meeting between the two leaders in which the issue of governors of the two provinces came under discussion.