EX-CJP Nasirul Mulk nominated for caretaker PM
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Former chief justice of Pakistan Nasirul Mulk has been selected the caretaker prime minister after the meeting between PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Oppositon Leader Khurshid Shah.
Addressing a press conference along with PM Abbasi, Khursheed Shah announced that Justice (r) Mulk will take reigns as the caretaker prime minister. PM Abbasi and Khurshid Shah have reached on consensus in the in the sixth meeting regarding the caretaker prime minister.
During the press conference, PM Abbasi said that they have selected a candidate for caretaker prime minister who will prove to play a democratic role in the upcoming general election. He added that every name was discussed, and this name was decided upon, saying that It’s a name no one can point fingers at.
The prime minister said that today was a historic day for Pakistan and democracy. He remarked that nominated caretaker prime minister’s past was very clear. PM Abbasi asked the leader of the opposition to announce the name of caretaker prime minister.
Khurshid appreciated the role of National Assembly Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq in the selection of caretaker premier. He said that consultations were made with other opposition parties to decide the name for caretaker prime minister. He told that this decision had been made after taking all the major political parties into confidence.
The opposition leader said that he was glad that Pakistan People’s Party reached out to the opposition parties. He said that it was a challenge for all of us and all names that were put forth were credible and respectable individuals. He announced that former CJP Nasirul Mulk has been nominated as caretaker premier.
Earlier, the government has contacted the opposition leader regarding caretaker set up. Khursheed Shah reached Islamabad from Karachi on Sunday night for meeting with PM Abbasi.