Interim PM Anwaarul Haq Kakar accelerates consultations for caretaker cabinet

Kakar doesn't want to put burden on economy with large cabinet; he also wants minimum protocol

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According to reports, interim Prime Minister Anwaarul Haq Kakar has accelerated consultations to establish the interim government.

The sources further stated that the acting prime minister has made the decision to assemble a small cabinet and individually go through each candidate’s resume.

The caretaker prime minister reportedly told his pals, “I don’t want to put more burden on the country suffering from economic problems.”

In addition, PM Kakar made it clear that he wanted his protocol to be kept to a minimum since he didn’t want to waste money or put people through hardship.

The sources added that former foreign secretary Jalil Abbas Jilani, former civil servant Shoaib Siddle, former president of the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA), Ahsan Bhoon, former senator Sarfaraz Ahmed Bugti, and former police IG and well-known columnist Zulfiqar Ahmad Cheema are among the names of caretaker ministers being considered.

Additionally, according to the sources, Muhammad Ali Durrani, a former minister of information, is expected to receive the responsibility of the Ministry of Information.

The Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) leader and former senator Kakar took the oath of office as Pakistan’s ninth caretaker prime minister the day before the country’s upcoming general elections.

According to sources, the temporary prime minister has retained PSPM Dr. Syed Tauqir Hussain Shah, joint secretary Mohib Ali, and previous PM Ahad Cheema’s advisor.

Arshad Muneer Khan, who has been elevated to grade 21, would reportedly be assigned as the principal information officer (PIO), according to sources.

Brigadier Tajdeed Mumtaz will continue to carry out his responsibilities in his present administrative position as Military Secretary (MS) to the Prime Minister.

According to insiders, discussions for the caretaker federal cabinet would start today with a possible announcement later this week.