Senator Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar, a politician affiliated with the Balochistan Awami Party (BAP), has been selected to fill the interim PM position after days of debate ahead of the country’s general election.
As part of the final round of negotiations in Islamabad, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and Opposition Leader Raja Riaz met. This led to the development.
The final consultation process between PM Shehbaz and Raja Riaz was “successfully completed,” according to a statement issued by the PM Office.
Anwaar ul Haq Kakar’s Name Finalized for Interim PM
“There was agreement over the name of Anwaar Ul Haq,” the statement read.
According to the PM Office, the president of Pakistan, Dr. Arif Alvi, received the advise that was jointly signed by the prime minister and the leader of the opposition.
According to Article 224A, the summary has the president’s approval.
“We determined that the interim prime minister will come from a smaller province,” Riaz told the journalists following the meeting.
He claimed that he proposed the name Kakar, which was accepted.
In a letter to the premier sent the day before, President Dr. Arif Alvi reminded both him and the opposition leader to name a “suitable person” for the temporary premiership by August 12 (Saturday).
The president wrote to PM Shehbaz and PM Riaz to inform them that they must submit a nominee for interim prime minister within three days of the National Assembly’s dissolution in accordance with Article 224 A.
“As provided in Article 224 (1A) of the Constitution of Pakistan, the Prime Minister and leader of the Opposition in the outgoing National Assembly may propose a suitable person for the appointment of care-taker Prime Minister not later than 12th August,” said President Alvi in the letter.
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