Former chief justice Nasirul Mulk was announced as the caretaker prime minister on Monday.

The announcement was made by Leader of the Opposition Khursheed Shah at a press conference in Islamabad following a meeting between himself and Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, who was also present at the press conference along with National Assembly Speaker Ayaz Sadiq.

“No one’s name was discarded,” Shah explained. “We have chosen his name on the basis of merit. We took our parties into confidence and decided upon this name.”

“We are happy that the government was able to complete its five-year term,” Shah said, adding that the NA speaker had played a major role in both parties reaching an agreement.

“We have made a democratic decision. I am thankful to the PM, to the speaker, for making this decision with patience, setting aside our sentiments. The name of the person I would like to present is a very respectable one,” the veteran PPP leader said.

“The name is Nasirul Mulk, who has remained a chief justice. He has played a historic role… in the judiciary and when he was a lawyer.”

“I am hopeful that God will give him the passion and courage to successfully conduct free, fair and impartial elections in Pakistan on July 25, 2018.”.. see more


source: dawn