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PM, Khurshid Shah hold another meeting to finalise caretaker PM’s name

PM, Khurshid Shah hold another meeting to finalise caretaker PM’s name

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister (PM) Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Opposition Leader in National Assembly (NA) Khurshid Shah are holding another meeting on Tuesday to discuss names for caretaker government.

In a statement after an earlier failed meeting with the premier, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader had said that the name of caretaker PM would be announced today with consensus.

Earlier, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) had finalized the names of Justice (r) Nasir-ul-Mulk, Tassaduq Jilani and Ishrat Hussain for caretaker prime minister while Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) suggested names of Zaka Ashraf and Jalil Abbas Jilani.

Meanwhile, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PIT) had finalised the names of Dr Ishrat Hussain, Tassaduq Jilani and Abdul Razzaq Dawood, while, Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) had finalised the name of Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan for the caretaker PM.

PTI has categorically rejected the names finalised by the PPP. PTI spokesperson Fawad Chaudhry said that the PPP has proposed two names [Zaka Ashraf and Jalil Abbas] for caretaker premier.

We will have to wait and look that whether Abbasi [incumbent premier] accept or reject these names, adding that the names proposed by PTI were more suitable.

These parties decided the names after consultations with their senior leadership.

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