ISLAMABAD: The interim government in Pakistan has ready to take over the government on Friday as the federal government complete its five year tenure on late Thursday.
In the history of Pakistan this was the second time that an elected democratic government has completed its five years tenure in the country.
Former chief justice of Pakistan Justice (retd) Nasirul Mulk will take oath as the caretaker prime minister of the country on Friday. President Mamnoon Hussain would administer oath to Justice (retd) Mulk.
Outgoing Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Thursday held farewell meetings with the federal cabinet, his staff and officers. He will also be presented a guard of honor by armed forces’ contingents upon departure from the chief executive’s office at 10am on Friday.
Earlier in the evening, Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs issued a notification with regard to dissolution of the incumbent National Assembly.
“In pursuance of Article 52 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, the National Assembly shall stand dissolved on the expiration of its term of five years on the 31st day of May, 2018,” the notification said.
The provincial assemblies of Balochistan and Punjab also completed their five-year term tonight and stand dissolved henceforth. Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa assemblies already completed their tenure on May 28.