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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…

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…

Govt-Opposition deadlock persists over caretaker setup

ISLAMABAD: The final week of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz government has started but the government and the opposition have failed to reach consensus over a caretaker setup that will guide the country through the General Election likely to be held in the end of July. Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Opposition Leader Khursheed Shah have failed to decide the name of the caretaker prime minister in their last six meetings over the issue. The governments in provinces have also failed to make any progress for…

Opposition urged to join hands with govt for installing caretaker setup for general polls

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal on Saturday urged the opposition to join hands with the government for installing a caretaker setup for holding general elections. "Unity is need of the hour as the enemy wants to fail China Pakistan Economic Corridor," he said addressing the inauguration ceremony of mobile registration service in the country in Lahore. He said Pakistan had become a strong economy and democracy was progressing in the country and general elections will be held on time. Ahsan Iqbal said it was…