PM Abbasi, Khursheed Shah meeting over caretaker setup today

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Opposition Leader Khursheed Shah are holding discussion pertaining to the setup of the caretaker government, which will take over once the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz completes its tenure.
The opposition leader reached PM House Wednesday morning to hold third meeting with the premier over the matter.
The prime minister will share the opinion of the government and its allies with the opposition leader.
The two leaders are also expected to hold discussion over budget for this year, which will be released next month. PM Abbasi and Khursheed Shah will also review matters pertaining to Pakistan’s political situation.
The current government is expected to conclude its five-year term on May 31, after which the caretaker government will take over to hold general elections, which are expected to be held in July or first week of August.
As per the Constitution of Pakistan, the caretaker prime minister is appointed by the prime minister in consultation with the opposition leader in the National Assembly.
Both the premier and the opposition leader then present names of three nominees each from which the consensus candidate is appointed as the caretaker prime minister.
The prime responsibility of the caretaker government is to ensure that the elections are held in a transparent manner.


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