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Iqbal Zafar Jhagra resigns as KP governor

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Iqbal Zafar Jhagra on Friday resigned from his office.

Mr Jhagra said he has sent his resignation to President Mamnoon Hussain. He said he discharged his responsibilities as per the Constitution and treated every political party without any discrimination.

His resignation comes a day after the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), which is set to form the government at the Centre, nominated Shah Farman as the next governor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

It is pertinent to mention here that former Sindh governor Muhammad Zubair and Punjab governor Malik Rafique Rajwana, who were appointed to the posts during the previous PML-N term, had already stepped down from their positions in light of the instruction of the party.

Earlier, it was reported that Mr Jhagra had outright refused to resign from his office in defiance of the instructions of the leadership of the PML-N.

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