Hafeez Shaikh among candidates shortlisted for caretaker PM, says Sanaullah

Hafeez Shaikh among candidates shortlisted for caretaker PM, says Sanaullah

Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah said on Sunday that former finance minister Hafeez Shaikh was among the candidates shortlisted for the slot of the caretaker prime minister . The minister revealed this on Geo News show Naya Pakistan saying that a consensus had been developed in recent days that a person considered neutral should be appointed to the post .

Shaikhs name was among those earlier reported to have been included in a list of five finalised by parties in the ruling coalition . The purported list was also said to have included former chief justice of Pakistan Tassaduq Hussain Jillani . The ministers revelation of today comes just three days before the date given by the government for the dissolution of the assemblies following which a caretaker setup would take the countrys reins until a new government is elected .

It is expected that PM Shehbaz will share the proposed names with his elder brother and PMLN supremo Nawaz Sharif in London in London . The PPP has already given three names to the PM in London according to a senior PPP leader who did not want to be named but are yet to present their names to him .

The name of the PM is expected to be announced on Tuesday and Wednesday . The names of caretaker PM was reported to be released by the Government . It has also been reported to include Mohsin Dawar and Aslam Bhootani. The two independent lawmakers part of the ruling Coalition have also given two and one names respectively .

The two Independent lawmakers have also reported to also have given two or one names. The names are reported to have also been given to the PPP have not yet to be presented to the Prime Minister.


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