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Caretaker setup no more in place as Imran assumes charge of PM

ISLAMABAD: The Cabinet Division in a notification on Saturday announced that the caretaker setup, headed by Care-taker Prime Minister Justice (retd) Nasir-ul-Mulk has ceased to hold office, after Prime Minister Imran Khan Niazi assumed charge of his office, under Article 91(5) of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. New Prime Minister Imran Khan was sworn in at a ceremony in Islamabad earlier in the day, ushering in a new political era as the World Cup cricket hero officially took the reins of power in…

PM thanks caretaker federal cabinet members for their contributions

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Justice (retd) Nasir-ul-Mulk on Monday chaired a meeting of the caretaker federal cabinet at the Prime Minister’s Office. The caretaker prime minister thanked the cabinet members for their valuable contributions as members of the cabinet during the tenure of the caretaker setup. The prime minister also appreciated and thanked all the federal secretaries, officers and the staff for assisting the caretaker government in the discharge of its constitutional responsibilities. The cabinet members…

Caretaker Sindh cabinet approves utilization of luxury vehicles as per policy

KARACHI: The Sindh government in compliance with the Supreme Court order has retrieved 149 luxury vehicles from the former cabinet members and government officers and parked in the government transport pool for utilizing them as per uniform policy framed by the federal government. This was disclosed in the farewell caretaker cabinet meeting held under the chairmanship of Sindh Caretaker Chief Minister Fazal-ur-Rehamn on Monday here at the CM House.  The meeting was attended by all the cabinet members, Chief…

Caretaker PM reiterates to hold free, fair, transparent elections

ISLAMABAD: Caretaker Prime Minister Justice (Retired) Nasirul Mulk on Thursday said the caretaker government was committed to hold the general elections in a transparent manner. "The provincial government has made all necessary arrangements to make the election process transparent," he said while talking to caretaker Punjab ministers at Governor House in Lahore. Caretaker Punjab Chief Minister Dr Hassan Askari was also present on the occasion. The PM said the caretaker Punjab government was performing its duty in a…

Caretaker PM inaugurates Pak-China Optical Fiber Cable Connectivity project

ISLAMABAD: Caretaker Prime Minister retired Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk on Friday inaugurated Pakistan-China Optical Fiber Cable Connectivity project at a ceremony in Islamabad on Friday. Speaking on the occasion, he said the project would go a long way towards further developing telecommunication infrastructure in northern areas of Pakistan as well as along China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Nasir said the project would provide firsthand land-based strategic communication link between Pakistan and China. He said it…

Caretaker govt reshuffles federal bureaucracy

ISLAMABAD: The caretaker government on Tuesday reshuffled the federal bureaucracy as expected ahead of the upcoming general elections. According to details, Secretary Interior Arshad Mirza has been appointed as the new Secretary Information, replacing Ahmad Nawaz Sukhera, who has been posted as Secretary Education and Professional Training. Zahid Saeed has been posted as Secretary Health, Arif Nawaz Khan Secretary Anti-Narcotics Force, Maroof Afzal Secretary Industry and Production, and Muhammad Ayub Sheikh has been…

Interim cabinet takes oath in KP

PESHAWAR: A ten-member cabinet of the caretaker government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government was sworn in, ARY News reported. KP Governor Iqbal Zafar Jagra administered the oath to the interim cabinet in a ceremony held at the Governor House. However, there was no member in the cabinet from the tribal areas. The cabinet comprises Akbar Jan Marwat, Mohammad Rashid Khan, Dr Saira Safdar, Muqadas Ullah, Abdul Rauf Khan, Mohammad Sanaullah Khan, Zafar Iqbal Banghash, Anwarul Haq, Fazl Elahi and Justice (retd) Asadullah Khan…

Caretaker PM directs for comprehensive strategy to address petroleum issues

ISLAMABAD: Caretaker Prime Minister Nasir-ul-Mulk on Thursday directed to evolve a comprehensive strategy for addressing petroleum related issues for the consideration of the incoming elected government. He made these directions, while chairing a briefing on petroleum in Islamabad. The prime minister also asked the authorities concerned to work out a plan to meet any emergent situation as per the mandate of the caretaker government. Read More: Court issues contempt notice to petroleum minister The secretary petroleum…

GDA delegation call on caretaker CM Sindh

KARACHI: Caretaker Sindh Chief Minister Fazul-ur-Rehman on Tuesday said that being a caretaker chief minister he was impartial, and his team along with the government machinery and the cabinet would also remain impartial. "We are here with one-point agenda that is of paving way for free, fair and transparent elections," he said speaking to a delegation of Grand Democratic Alliance (GDA). The delegation was led by Senator Muzaffar Hussain Shah, and included former chief minister Arbab Ghulam Rahim, Irfanullah Marwat,…