Islamabad (Staff Report/Agencies): Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday nominated former chief justice of Pakistan Gulzar Ahmed for the office of the caretaker prime minister.
PTI leader Fawad Chaudhry said the PM Imran made the decision after approval from the PTI’s core committee.
صدر مملکت کے خط کے جواب میں تحریک انصاف کور کمیٹی سے مشورے اور منظوری کے بعد وزیر اعظم عمران خان نے سابق چیف جسٹس پاکستان جسٹس گلزار احمد کا نام نگران وزیر اعظم کیلئے تجویز کیا ہے— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) April 4, 2022
President Dr Arif Alvi on Monday wrote to Prime Minister Imran Khan and Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly (NA) Shehbaz Sharif to propose names of suitable persons for appointment of caretaker prime minister.
As per the letter, caretaker prime minister shall be appointed by the President in consultation with the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition in the outgoing National Assembly.
It says in case the premier and the Leader of the Opposition do not agree on any person to be appointed as caretaker prime minister within three days of the dissolution of the National Assembly, they will forward two nominees each to a parliamentary committee comprising eight members having equal representation from the treasury and the opposition.
The members of that committee from the treasury and opposition benches are to be nominated by the prime minister and the leader of the opposition, respectively, in pursuance of Article 224-A(1) of the Constitution of Pakistan.