PM, opposition leader meet to discuss caretaker setup
ISLAMABAD(web desk): Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Opposition Leader Syed Khursheed Shah are holding a meeting on Wednesday, to discuss a care taker setup.
The opposition leader reached PM House Wednesday morning to hold the third meeting with the premier over the matter. The serving government is to end its five-year term by the end of the next month and then a caretaker government will take control of the government and will hold general elections in the country.
According to the Constitution, the outgoing prime minister with the consultation of the opposition selects the name of the caretaker PM.
The two leaders present three nominees each and a single name is chosen with consensus.
On Monday, Shah said “No such name has been finalised from the opposition side and I will have a meeting with the PM on April 11 to discuss the matter. Names will come after a Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) meeting”.
He further said, “We’re trying to bring in good people and an able caretaker PM. The upcoming elections will depend heavily on caretaker PM”.