PM Abbasi, Khursheed Shah discuss the caretaker setup  

F.P. Report

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Opposition Leader Khursheed Shah discussed the caretaker government, which will take over once the incumbent government completes its tenure in May.

Syed Khursheed Sha reached PM House on Wednesday morning to discuss the caretaker setup for the third time with the premier Abbasi.

According to private news channel the two leaders discussed the matter and PM Abbasi shared the opinion of the government and its allies with the Khursheed Shah regarding the name of caretaker prime minister.

PM Abbasi and opposition leader also expected to hold a meeting over the budget for this year, which will be announced next month.

Following the meeting with premier, Shah met with Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Shah Mehmood Qureshi at the chambers of the Parliament House.

Shah took Qureshi into confidence over his meeting with the prime minister. He shared that the opposition should start finalising their names of the post of caretaker PM.

The meeting was also attended by Shireen Mazari and Naveed Qamar.

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 are expected to be held in the last week of July or first week of August.

As per the Constitution of Pakistan, the caretaker prime minister is appointed by the prime minister in consultation with the opposition leader in the National Assembly.

Both the premier and the opposition leader then present names of three nominees each from which the consensus candidate is appointed as the caretaker prime minister.