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Caretaker Setup: PM, Opp Leader to Address Joint Presser Shortly

Islamabad(May 28, 2018): Opposition Leader in National Assembly, Khursheed Shah on Monday has said that PM and he reached 50-50 Consensus for the caretaker PM.

Khursheed Shah met Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to finalise the caretaker premier.

Speaking to media after the meeting, Shah remarked that both parties are trying their best to finalise caretaker PM. “Hopefully, there will be consensus on caretaker premier,” he said, adding that they will prove that parliament is superior and that such decisions can be made in parliament.

Both Prime Minister and Opposition leader will address a joint presser at 12.30pm today.

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Earlier on May 25, fifth meeting between Opposition Leader Khursheed Shah and Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi ended without consensus on a name for caretaker PM.

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) had finalized the names of Justice (r) Nasir-ul-Mulk, Tassaduq Jilani and Ishrat Hussain for caretaker prime minister while Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) suggested names of Zaka Ashraf and Jalil Abbas Jilani.

Meanwhile, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PIT) had finalised the names of Dr Ishrat Hussain, Tassaduq Jilani and Abdul Razzaq Dawood, while, Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) had finalised the name of Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan for the caretaker PM.PTI has categorically rejected the names finalised by the PPP. PTI spokesperson Fawad Chaudhry said that the PPP has proposed two names [Zaka Ashraf and Jalil Abbas] for caretaker premier.

We will have to wait and look that whether Abbasi [incumbent premier] accept or reject these names, adding that the names proposed by PTI were more suitable.

These parties decided the names after consultations with their senior leadership.

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 the first week of August.The caretaker prime minister will lead the interim set-up and attend to day-to-day matters of governance.

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