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Outgoing PM of Pakistan Imran Khan proposes Former Chief Justice, Gulzar Ahmed’s name for caretaker PM

Updated: April 5, 2022 12:47 pm

In Pakistan, Prime Minister Imran Khan today nominated former Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed for the office of caretaker Prime Minister. Mr Khan made the decision after approval from the party’s Core Committee, senior leader of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party Fawad Chaudhry said.

The announcement comes after President Arif Alvi sent letters to Mr Khan and the Leader of the Opposition Shehbaz Sharif today seeking suggestions for the appointment of a caretaker Prime Minister.

In his letter, President Alvi told them that in case they do not agree on the appointment within three days of the dissolution of the Parliament, they shall forward two nominees each to a committee to be constituted by the Speaker.

In a statement, the President’s Secretariat said, the Constitution has empowered the President to appoint a caretaker Prime Minister in consultation with the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition in the outgoing National Assembly.

Mr Khan is supposed to continue as Prime Minister until a caretaker premier is appointed, according to the notification issued by President Alvi.

Meanwhile, the Supreme Court of Pakistan adjourned till tomorrow the hearing of the suo motu case pertaining to the ruling issued by the National Assembly Speaker which dismissed the no-confidence motion on account of being allegedly sponsored by a foreign power.

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