Faisal Karim Kundi Sworn in as Governor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

In a significant ceremony held at the Governor House in Peshawar, Faisal Karim Kundi took oath as the Governor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The oath-taking event was officiated by Chief Justice Ishtiaq Ibrahim of the Peshawar High Court, marking a momentous occasion for the province.

Attendees at the ceremony included provincial ministers, the Chief Secretary, IG Police, government officials, and distinguished guests. However, notable by his absence was Provincial Chief Minister Ali Amin Gandapur. Despite his absence, the ceremony proceeded smoothly, underscoring the formal transition of power.

Faisal Karim Kundi, the newly appointed Governor, brings with him a wealth of experience and a robust political background. Formerly serving as the Central Information Secretary of the People’s Party, his nomination as Governor was endorsed during a pivotal meeting of the party. The meeting, attended by luminaries such as Asif Zardari, Bilawal Bhutto, Faryal Talpur, and other senior party leaders, underscored the collective decision to appoint Kundi to the important gubernatorial position.

Born on January 1, 1973, in Karachi, Faisal Karim Kundi hails from Dera Ismail Khan. His political journey commenced in 2002, culminating in his victory in the National Assembly elections of 2008, where he triumphed over Maulana Fazlur Rehman. Subsequently, Kundi served as the Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly from 2008 to 2013, exhibiting his leadership acumen and parliamentary expertise. Moreover, during the PDM era, he assumed the role of advisor to the Prime Minister, contributing to strategic decision-making and policy formulation.

However, Kundi’s political trajectory encountered a setback in the 2024 general elections, where he faced defeat at the hands of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Ali Amin Gandapur. Despite this electoral setback, Kundi’s commitment to public service and governance remains unwavering.

Faisal Karim Kundi’s family boasts a rich political legacy, with his father, Fazal Karim Kundi, having served as a member of the National Assembly. Furthermore, his brother, Ahmed Karim Kundi, has also made significant contributions to provincial politics, having been elected as a member of the Provincial Assembly on two occasions.

As Governor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Faisal Karim Kundi is poised to leverage his extensive experience and leadership prowess to steer the province towards prosperity and development. His appointment signifies a new chapter in the governance landscape of the region, with expectations high for his stewardship and vision for the province.

Faisal Karim Kundi’s swearing-in as Governor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa marks a significant milestone in the province’s political landscape. With a distinguished career spanning political, parliamentary, and advisory roles, Kundi brings a wealth of experience and expertise to his new position. As he assumes office, there is optimism for positive change and progress under his leadership, as he endeavors to serve the people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa with dedication and integrity.