The Caretaker Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Azam Khan, has passed away on Saturday morning in a private hospital, Dawn News has confirmed.

Earlier in the morning, journalist Iftikhar Firdous tweeted that Azam Khan died at 10:25 am after suffering from a stomach infection that led to a heart attack.

Dawn has said that Khan was admitted to the ICU unit of Rehman Medical Complex after falling ill one day before.

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Azam Khan was a Barrister and had served as minister of interior in the caretaker government led by Nasir-ul-Mulk in 2018. He had also served as a caretaker minister in the provincial govt of 2007-2008. He was appointed the interim CM in January 2023 after Imran Khan dissolved his party’s governments in KP and Punjab.