SUKKUR: Opposition Leader Khursheed Shah said on Sunday that the name of the caretaker prime minister will be announced on May 16.
He said this while addressing a ceremony after laying down the foundation stone for the regional campus of Allama Iqbal Open University.
While referring to the statements made by former prime minister Nawaz Sharif outside accountability court on Thursday, Shah said that ‘aliens’ are part of electoral systems across the globe, including Pakistan.
Nawaz had alleged that democracy and the press in the country is being “strangled by invisible forces”. He went on to claim that “invisible forces” are busy working on installing a parliament of their choice. “The present times are not an era of the Mughal kingdom when all power wrested in one hand,” he had asserted while questioning where the writ of the parliament and government has gone.
“Aliens are no more as effective [as they used to be],” he had said, adding that he had the support of the people.
The opposition leader said that there are no permanent rivals in politics. “No one is your friend in politics,” he said.
Taking at a jibe at Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan, Shah remarked that even the party is not willing to accept Farooq Sattar.
Responding to a question pertaining to caretaker prime minister, he said that the name will be announced by May 15-16.
Earlier, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi had also reportedly said that “aliens will hold the next elections but even then the ruling party [Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz] will take part in them”.
The statement was later dismissed by the Election Commission of Pakistan, saying the statement was against the spirit of the constitution and its mandate.
In a statement, the ECP had said it is completely ready to hold the 2018 General Elections and is entirely independent when it comes to its legal and constitutional responsibilities.