Pakistan’s Khan Nominates Ex-Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed as Caretaker Prime Minster

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday nominated former chief justice of Pakistan Gulzar Ahmed for the post of caretaker of Prime Minister

Fawad Chaudhry, a member of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) said that the decision was made after consultations and approval from PTI’s core committee.

“In response to the President’s letter, after consultation and approval for the PTI Corps Committee, Prime Minister Imran Khan has nominated Ahmed for the acting Prime Minister,” Chaudhry said in a tweet.

Pakistan President Dr. Arif Alvi on Monday in a letter asked Khan and Leader of the Opposition in the outgoing National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif to propose names of suitable persons for appointment as caretaker premier under Article 224-A(1)of the Constitution, according to Dawn News.

“Caretaker prime minister shall be appointed by the president in consultation with the prime minister and the leader of the opposition in the outgoing NA as per Article 224-A(1) of the Constitution of Pakistan,” the letter said.

The development came a day after Pakistan’s president dissolved Parliament setting the stage for early elections after the prime minister sidestepped a no-confidence move earlier in the day.

Imran Khan asked President Arif Alvi to dissolve the National Assembly, or law-making lower house of Parliament, accusing his political opposition of working with the United States to overthrow his government.

However, Pakistan Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa on Sunday said that the military has nothing to do with allegations of a US-backed conspiracy, rather said that Pakistan wants good relations with both China and the US.

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