Finally, the government and opposition leader decided to choose consensus interim prime minister instead of referring the matter to parliamentary committee. They picked former Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice ® Nasir-ul-Mulk as the interim prime minister of Pakistan.
Justice R Nasir-ul-Mulk will take oath as Prime Minister after the expiry of five years in terms of present government and national assembly on 31st May 2018. The interim Prime Minister will choose his cabinet to run the government during the interim period of two months. He will hand over power to the newly elected government after the 25th July general elections.
The announcement was made in a press conference jointly addressed by PM Abbasi, Speaker Ayaz Sadiq, Khurshid Shah and Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb at the Parliament House.
Talking to the press, Abbasi said it was a difficult decision as all names were credible but former CJP’s was selected on merit after taking the political leadership into confidence. The PM thanked the opposition leader and Pakistan Peoples’ Party for agreeing to his nominee. “It’s a name no one can point fingers at," he added.
Opposition Leader Khurshid Shah credited the NA speaker for playing a major role in both parties reaching an agreement. "The person is very respectable one," he said. The current government is expected to conclude its five-year term on May 31, after which the caretaker government will take over to hold the general elections, which will be held on 25th July 2018.
ACE News report