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PTI floats two new names for caretaker CM Punjab

LAHORE: As the final candidate for the caretaker chief minister of Punjab remains undecided, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Mehmoodur Rasheed said a breakthrough is expected by Sunday. The outgoing leader of opposition in the Punjab Assembly was speaking to mediapersons after a meeting with Punjab Speaker Rana Muhammad Iqbal at the Punjab Assembly. He said that two new names have been presented to the government for consideration. The names include well-known columnist Orya Maqbool Jan and businessman Yaqoob Izhar,…

Nasirul Mulk sworn in as caretaker PM

ISLAMABAD: Justice (retired) Nasirul Mulk on Friday took oath as caretaker prime minister. He was administered oath of office by President Mamnoon Hussain at a ceremony held at the Aiwan-e-Sadr. The ceremony was attended, among others, by outgoing Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Chairman Senate Sadiq Sanjrani, members of the former cabinet, governors of four provinces, foreign diplomats and services chiefs. Following the ceremony, PM Nasirul Mulk received a guard of honour and formally started his…

Former chief secretary Fazlur Rehman named Caretaker CM Sindh

KARACHI: The government and opposition reached to consensus over the name of former chief secretary Fazlur Rehman as the caretaker chief minister of Sindh. The outgoing Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shaha and opposition leader Khawaja Izharul Hassan on Thursday night announced the decision during a joint press conference. During the earlier talks, People's Party had suggested the names of Qayyum Soomro, Dr. Younus Soomro and Ghulam Ali Pasha, while the MQM had floated the names of former chief secretary Fazlur Rehman…

Ex-CJP Nasirul Mulk to take oath as caretaker PM tomorrow

ISLAMABAD: With the 14th National Assembly completing its full, five-year term tonight, former Chief Justice of Pakistan, Justice (retd) Nasirul Mulk, will take oath as caretaker prime minister of Pakistan tomorrow.  On May 28, the government and opposition after threadbare consultations named the former top adjudicator as caretaker premier to oversee general elections scheduled to take place on July 25. Justice (retd) Nasirul Mulk will take oath at a ceremony in Aiwan-e-Sadr at 11:00 pm tomorrow. All arrangements…

Govt and Opposition in provinces at odds over caretaker setup

ISLAMABAD: The assemblies completing their mandated term tonight but the opposition and governments in all four provinces yet to reach an agreement about caretaker setups in their respective provinces. The National Assembly, Punjab and Balochistan assemblies are going through the last day of their mandated term to stand dissolved at 12:00 in midnight on Thursday (today). It is rare second time in a row that the assemblies completing their tenures in Pakistan without any disruption, pointing out to the stabilization and…

‘Khosa excuses to be Caretaker Chief Minister of Punjab’

LAHORE: Former chief secretary of Punjab Nasir Saeed Khosa has excused to accept the office of the Caretaker Chief Minister of Punjab, sources said. According to sources, Mr. Khosa was not consulted before his name was recommended for the top slot of the interim setup in Punjab. Leader of the Opposition in the Punjab Assembly Mian Mehmoodur Rashid said the party is taking back its decision to install Mr. Khosa as caretaker chief minister owing to public backlash. He said a new name for the position will be made…

PTI withdraws Nasir Khosa’s name for Punjab caretaker CM

LAHORE: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Wednesday had a change of heart when it withdrew the name of former bureaucrat Nasir Saeed Khosa for the office of caretaker chief minister of Punjab.  Leader of the Opposition in the Punjab Assembly Mian Mehmoodur Rashid said the party is taking back its decision to install Mr. Khosa as caretaker chief minister owing to public backlash. He said a new name for the position will be made public soon after consultation with party leaders.  The opposition leader said the…

Interim Setup: Sindh, KP, Balochistan yet to decide caretaker CMs

KARACHI: After agreement over the names of Caretaker Prime Minister and Chief Minister in Punjab, other three provinces have yet to decide the names of their caretaker chief ministers. Outgoing Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah and Leader of the Opposition in the Sindh Assembly Khwaja Izharul Hasan will meet Wednesday (today) to discuss and finalize a consensus candidate for the caretaker chief minister of the province. After the two sides held their first meeting on Monday, it was expected that the government and…

A look back at caretaker prime ministers of Pakistan

Former Chief Justice (retd) Nasirul Mulk has been named as Pakistan's next caretaker prime minister who will supervise the upcoming general elections in July and run the interim set-up for around two months. The consensus between the government and the Opposition over the name of Justice (retd) Mulk reached after series of lengthy deliberations. Prior to this, a number of six people have served as caretaker prime minister of the country to head an interim government before general elections. Ghulam Mustafa Jatoi…

Caretaker CMs yet not finalised in Sindh, KP, Balochistan

KARACHI: Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assemblies dissolved after completion of their full term, while the National Assembly, and the provincial assemblies of Punjab and Balochistan are to complete their terms on May 31.  The government and opposition have already picked caretaker prime minister, while the interim chief minister who will head caretaker set-up in Punjab has also been named. However, the government and opposition in the rest provinces of the country are yet to reach consensus over names for caretaker CMs.…