ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) on Wednesday has nominated Mehmood Khan as chief minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

PTI chief Imran Khan was in favor of nominating Atif Khan as CM KP. Mehmood Khan apparently benefited from the fight between Khattak and Atif Khan as pervez Khattak was not ready to accept Atif Khan for the CM slot.

Mehmood Khan belongs to Swat and has formerly served as KP minister of sports. He was elected as member of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly from PK-9 Swat.

The newly nominated chief minister has also served as tehsil nazim of Matta, Swat from 2007 to 2012.