PM, Opposition leader discuss caretaker setup

PM, Opposition leader discuss caretaker setup

Islamabad (Staff Report): Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Opposition Leader Khursheed Shah on Wednesday morning are holding a discussion regarding the setup of the caretaker government, which will take over once the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government completes its tenure in end May, the sources reported.  

According to details, it would be the third formal meeting between the opposition leaders for what they have reached PM House to discuss the matter including financial budget of 2018 to be announced this month.

The sources said, Abbasi and Shah will also review matters pertaining to Pakistan’s political situation.

It is pertinent to remember that the current government is expected to conclude its five-year term on May 31, after which the caretaker government will take over to hold the general elections, which are expected to be held in the last week of July or first week of August.

As per the Constitution of Pakistan, the caretaker p prime minister is appointed by the prime minister in consultation with the opposition leader in the National Assembly.

Following the discussion, both the leader will present names of three nominees each from which the consensus candidate is appointed as the caretaker prime minister.