The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) announced on Saturday that Senator Anwarul Haq Kakar has been appointed as Pakistan’s caretaker prime minister.
According to the announcement, PM Shehbaz and Riaz have advised President Alvi on Kakar’s nomination as caretaker prime minister.
The premier praised the opposition leader for his assistance in the consultative process for the appointment of the caretaker prime minister.
Earlier, while speaking to the reporters outside the Prime Minister’s House, the opposition leader confirmed the same occurrence.
The decision follows the second round of meetings between Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and Raja Riaz. “We decided that the interim prime minister would be from a smaller province,” Raja stated, adding that Anwarul Haq Kakar has been chosen as the caretaker PM.
After the National Assembly (NA) was dissolved prematurely on August 9, Prime Minister Shehbaz and opposition leader Raja Riaz began meetings to pick a nominee for caretaker premier.
Who is Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar?
Senator Anwar ul Haq Kakar, Pakistan’s newly appointed caretaker prime minister, is a Balochistani politician and member of the Balochistan Awami Party (BAP).
Kakar was elected to the Senate in 2018 and has been an active Balochistan politician.
Simultaneously, he served as the Senate’s parliamentary leader for the Balochistan Awami Party, which was created in 2018.