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Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Dost Muhammad Khan
Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Dost Muhammad Khan is a Pakistani jurist and a senior justice of the Supreme Court of Pakistan since 1 February 2014 who served as Chief Justice of the Peshawar High Court from 17 November 2011 to 31 January 2014. He refused to take oath under the Provisional Constitutional Order (PCO) 3 November 2007 and rejected all kinds of offers. As Chief Justice of Peshawar High Court and justice at the Supreme Court, Justice D.M. Khan's judicial interpretation has been described as nationalist and moderate leanings when he delivered several major judgments: terming drone strikes as "war crimes’" ordering the government to raise the issue at the UN; a lifelong disqualification of former president Pervez Musharraf from contesting elections; declaring fuel adjustment charges illegal; taking suo motu notice of women being barred from voting and ordering missing persons be shifted to internment centers. His other achievement include ;Alternative dispute resolution(ADR) System, Online complaint system and mobile courts.
On 05 June, 2018, Dost Muhammad Khan was appointed as caretaker Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and he assumed office on 06 June, 2018 .

Early life & Education

Khan was born on 20 March 1953 in Bannu District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. He received his early education from Government High School No. 1, Bannu. He graduated from the Government Post Graduate College, Bannu in 1974 and obtained law degree from Government Sindh Muslim Law College, Karachi in 1976.

In June, 2008, he attended the Course "on Reducing Delay in Justice, Administration of Justice and Court Management" held by RIPA International, London, United Kingdom. He also attended Conference at Washington-DC on sharing of Judicial Experience on Intellectual Property Rights & International Commercial Arbitration held in October–November, 2010.

Professional career

Khan began his career as a lawyer in 1976 and served in lower and high courts as well as the Supreme Court of Pakistan. He remained President of District Bar Association, Bannu from1986-87.and President of Peshawar High Court Bar Association D.I. Khan Bench from 1999-2000.