Senator Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar named caretaker prime minister

 The opposition leader Raja Riaz proposed his name and Prime Minister Shahbaz Shahbaz endorsed him

After days of deliberation over the name of caretaker prime minister ahead of the general election in the country, Senator Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar  a lawmaker associated with the Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) has been finalised to assume the coveted post. He will take oath as the interim Prime Minister tomorrow.  

The development came after Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and Leader of the Opposition in the outgoing National Assembly Raja Riaz reached consensus on the name of Kakar for the slot of interim prime minister during the second round of consultation. Later a summary to this effect was approved by President Arif Alvi under Article 224 1A. 

Speaking to the media after the meeting, Riaz said: "We decided that the interim prime minister would be from a smaller province". He said the main purpose was that the caretaker prime minister should be from a small province and a non-controversial personality. He said the aim was also to remove the sense of deprivation of small provinces.

When asked about the caretaker cabinet, he said no discussion was held on it as the prerogative rests with the caretaker prime minister.


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