Imran Khan Proposes Former Chief Justice Of Pakistan As Caretaker PM

New Delhi: Amid the massive political turmoil in Pakistan, Imran Khan on Monday has nominated former Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed for the post of caretaker Prime Minister.

PTI leader Fawad Chaudhry made the announcement saying that Imran Khan replied to the President’s letter nominating Ahmed for the post of caretaker Prime Minister of Pakistan after approval from the PTI’s core committee.

“I propose the name of Justice (retd) Gulzar Ahmed, former chief justice of Pakistan to be considered for appointment as the caretaker prime minister,” reads the letter from the premier to the president.

According to local reports, President Alvi had written a letter to Prime Minister Khan and Leader of the Opposition in the outgoing National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif, asking them to propose names.

Here are the major developments

  • Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan managed to duck a no-confidence vote in the National Assembly on Sunday, calling for an early election.
  • Legal battle is on Pak Supreme Court which took suo moto notice of the developments. The National Assembly in Pakistan stands dissolved.
  • Pakistan is headed for chaos, and prolonged political uncertainty.
  • According to a government notification, Imran Khan ceases to be PM. No clarity on who will be the caretaker PM till elections are held.
  • No Prime Minister in Pakistan has ever completed a full term.
  • Fresh elections to be held in 90 days but the decision rests with the President and the Election Commission.
  • Pak Opposition pirates said the cancellation of the no-confidence vote was illegal, ready to contest it in court.
  • Imran Khan announced that he will lead the PTI’s protest rally in Islamabad on Monday night against the “turncoats” who are involved in the “foreign conspiracy” allegedly hatched against his government.
  • Imran Khan became PM in 2018 as his party Tehreek-e-Insaf was voted in with popular support, ending political dominance by the Pakistan Peoples Party and Pakistan Muslim League.

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