Shehbaz rejects Imran’s PM pick

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The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) had on Monday proposed the name of the former Chief Justice for the caretaker Prime Minister’s slot….reports Asian Lite News

The President of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), Shehbaz Sharif, on Wednesday rejected the name of former Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP), Gulzar Ahmed, for the post of caretaker Prime Minister of Pakistan, Dunya News reported.

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) had on Monday proposed the name of the former Chief Justice for the caretaker Prime Minister’s slot.

Former Information and Broadcasting Minister, Fawad Chaudhry, said in a tweet that in response to President Arif Alvi’s letter, Prime Minister Imran Khan recommended the former CJP’s name after consultation and approval of the PTI’s core committee.

Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Gulzar Ahmed.(photo:Gulzar Ahmed Twitter)

It is pertinent to mention that the President had written a letter to Imran and Shehbaz Sharif in this regard.

Alvi and former federal ministers discussed legal issues related to the appointment of a caretaker Prime Minister following the dissolution of the National Assembly on April 3 on Imran Khan’s advice, Express Tribune reported.

The discussion took place during a high-level meeting held at the Presidency. The meeting was chaired by the President and was attended by Attorney General Khalid Jawed Khan, and former federal ministers Babar Awan, Fawad Chaudhry, Imtiaz Siddiqui, Asad Umar, Shafqat Mahmood and Pervez Khattak.

Sources privy to the development said that the President wants to keep the way open for consultation with the Opposition. Sharif is considering sending two names in response to the letter, they added.

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