PPP and PML-N have one day left to choose caretaker PM

PML-NThe PPP and the PML-N have been struggling to develop consensus over a name for the post of caretaker PM and have one more day left to settle on the issue.

After 12:00 am tonight the issue would be referred to an eight-member bipartisan parliamentary board, which would decide within 72 hours as to who will be the interim PM. The govt has already selected 4 names of its side to representation on the board to be created by the speaker of the just dissolved National Assembly.

Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain, Farooq H. Naek, Khurshid Shah and Ghulam Ahmed Bilour will represent the govt in the committee while 4 names from the opposition side were yet to be decided.As per reports, the PML-N has been considering names of Khuwaja Asif, Zahid Hamid, Ishaq Darm Khuwaja Saad Rafique, Pervez Rasheed, Ayaz Sadiq and Raja Zafarul Haq to represent the opposition in the parliamentary board.

However the ultimate decision would be taken by party leader Nawaz Sharif. In case, the parliamentary committee also fails in deciding the name of caretaker prime minister the matter would be referred to the Election Commission of Pakistan, which would decide the name within two days.

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