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Opp yet to submit candidate for caretaker PM, says Shah

ISLAMABAD: Leader of the Opposition in National Assembly Khursheed Shah has said that the opposition has not yet decided on a candidate for the post of caretaker prime minister.

Shah is set to meet Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to discuss the issue on April 11.

“I have not had any final discussion with opposition allies over the issue. They haven’t submitted a final name. My party has to meet and decide on a name as well. The government might submit a name too,” he said.

“If the prime minister doesn’t accept the Senate chairman then he doesn’t accept the parliament,” he said while criticising Pakistan Muslim League- Nawaz’s (PML-N) break with tradition.

The caretaker government will take control after the current government ends its five-year term on May 31. The caretaker government will be responsible for organising the general elections  to be held between July or first week of August.

The Constitution of Pakistan demands that the prime minister must appoint a caretaker for the post after consultation with leader of the opposition in the National Assembly. A list of six candidates is then created, three from the prime minister and three from opposition leader but the final selection is based on consensus.

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