ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday nominated newly elected member of the Legislative Assembly Abdul Qayyum Niazi as the prime minister for Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).
The news of Niazi’s nomination was revealed by the Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry on his official Twitter account.
“After a long consultation and review of suggestions, the Prime Minister of Pakistan and Chairman PTI Imran Khan has nominated the newly elected MLA Mr Abdul Qayyum Niazi for the post of Prime Minister of Azad Kashmir,” he wrote.
Fawad also termed Abdul Qayyum as “a dynamic and genuine political activist, dedicated to his workers”.
Abdul Qayyum Niazi was previously part of the All Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference (AJKMC) before leaving it to join the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) two years ago. He has been elected from LA-18 Poonch-1 constituency of AJK.
He was also elected to the assembly from the platform of the Muslim Conference in 2006 and has also served as the Minister of Food.