The opposition and the government have agreed to name former Chief Justice of Pakistan Nasir-ul-Mulk as the caretaker Prime Minister of Pakistan until the upcoming elections.
As per the media reports, the decision was taken in a meeting between opposition leader Khurshid Shah and Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan on Monday. The name of the caretaker premier was revealed before the media today in a press conference. The Prime Minister, the opposition leader, and the speaker National Assembly Ayaz Sadiq attended the media address.
The Final Decision
Both parties reached consensus to name the next caretaker PM after six meetings. The first five meetings resulted in a deadlock, however, the sixth proved to be fruitful as Nasir-ul-Mulk’s name was finalized eventually.
The Prime Minister, on the occasion, said;
We have selected a candidate for caretaker premier who will prove to play a democratic role in the upcoming general election. Every name was discussed, and this name was decided upon. It’s a name no one can point fingers at. No one’s name was discarded.
The opposition leader said a few words as well;
It was a challenge for all of us and all names that were put forth were credible and respectable individuals. We tried to make a decision which will be acceptable to the nation and Parliament.
The current government’s tenure will end on May 31 and the next general elections are scheduled to be held on July 25.