Prime Minister contacts Nisar
The Prime Minister on Friday contacted the opposition leader Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan to reach consensus over the name of caretaker Prime Minister. The Prime Minister, a day after he proposed the names for the post of caretaker Prime Minister and one day before the dissolution of present assemblies, stated that he was in contact with the Opposition leader.
Copyright Business Recorder, 2013
A press release stated that the Prime Minister is in constant contact with leader of the opposition regarding nomination of a suitable person for the office of caretaker Prime Minister. The Prime Minister was informed that the name of former Justice Shakirullah Jan had been withdrawn by the leader of the Opposition.
"The Prime Minister continues to make effort to reach an agreement on the name of a caretaker Prime Minister." The media reported that the government may also withdraw one name from the list of proposed names for the post of caretaker Prime Minister. In case such an agreement is not possible, the government would forward the names of two persons to the Parliamentary Committee as stipulated by the Constitution, said the Prime Minister.
Sources said that an agreement between the government and opposition over the name of caretaker Prime Minister was unlikely and finally the matter would be referred to the Parliamentary Committee, equally represented by the members of treasury and opposition, to take a decision. They said that the government was trying to convince the opposition leader to agree on one of the three names proposed by it. However, the opposition leader has made it clear that there would be no compromise with the government over caretaker Prime Minister, according to sources.