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Caretaker govt: PM Abbasi, Khursheed Shah to meet again today

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Caretaker govt: PM Abbasi, Khursheed Shah to meet again today

ISLAMABAD :Prime Minister (PM) Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Opposition Leader in National Caretaker govt: PM Abbasi, Khursheed Shah to meet again todayAssembly (NA) Khursheed Shah will meet again today (Tuesday) to discuss names for caretaker government.

In a statement after a failed meeting with premier, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader had said that the name of caretaker PM would be announced today with consensus.

Earlier, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz of Justice (r) Nasir-ul-Mulk, Tassaduq Jilani and Ishrat Hussain for caretaker prime minister while Pakistan Peoples Party Zaka Ashraf and Jalil Abbas Jilani.

Meanwhile, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (Dr Ishrat Hussain, Tassaduq Jilani and Abdul Razzaq Dawood, while, Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) had finalised the name of Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan for the caretaker PM.

PTI has categorically rejected the names finalised by the PPP. PTI spokesperson Fawad Chaudhry said that the PPP has proposed two names [Zaka Ashraf and Jalil Abbas] for caretaker premier.

We will have to wait and look that whether Abbasi [incumbent premier] accept or reject these names, adding that the names proposed by PTI were more suitable.

These parties decided the names after consultations with their senior leadership.

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