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Shehbaz Sharif, Raja Riaz hold meeting for Caretaker PM’s nomination
August 10, 2023

First round of consultations for the appointment of a caretaker Prime Minister was held between Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and Leader of the Opposition Raja Riaz Ahmed in Islamabad on Thursday.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif had invited the leader of the opposition for consultation regarding the appointment of the caretaker Prime Minister as per provisions of the Constitution.

During the meeting, it was decided to hold another round of talks on Friday to further ponder upon this matter of national importance.

Later talking to the media, Raja Riaz Ahmed said he shared his names for the coveted slot with the Prime Minister and vice versa.

He said the meeting with the Prime Minister was held in a cordial and conducive environment and they, at length, exchanged views over the subject matter. He expressed the confidence that the caretaker Prime Minister will be nominated with consensus in consultation with Shehbaz Sharif.

The Leader of the Opposition said it has been agreed that both he and the Prime Minister will ponder upon the names forwarded by both of them to each other.