Jalil Abbas Jilani appointed caretaker PM, claims diplomat Abdul Basit

Jalil Abbas Jilani strong candidate for caretaker Prime Minister has also reached PM House, Sources

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Former Pakistani diplomat Abdul Basit has claimed that Ambassador (retired) Jalil Abbas Jilani has been appointed as the caretaker Prime Minister of Pakistan.

He also congratulated Ambassador (Retired) Jalil Abbas Jilani on becoming the caretaker Prime Minister.

Sources say that Jalil Abbas Jilani is a strong candidate for the caretaker Prime Minister and he has also reached the Prime Minister’s House.

Abdul Basit, who himself has been an ambassador throughout his long career, said it was a proud moment for Pakistan’s Foreign Service.

However, official sources could not confirm this claim.

The caretaker Prime Minister will be appointed by the President in consultation with Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and Leader of the Opposition Raja Riaz. The Leader of the House and Leader of the Opposition are scheduled to meet.

Jalil Abbas Jilani served as Pakistan’s Foreign Secretary after serving as Pakistan’s ambassador to several countries, including the United States.

He is a law graduate from Oxford University and holds a MSc degree in Defence and Strategic Studies.

After retirement, he also worked in the Center for Aerospace and Security Studies, a think tank of the Pakistan Air Force.