President Dr. Arif Alvi has written a letter to Prime Minister Imran Khan and Leader of the Opposition Shehbaz Sharif, seeking their consultation on appointment of an interim prime minister.
According to the letter, Imran Khan would continue to hold office till the appointment of the caretaker prime minister under Article 224A(4) of the constitution.
Additionally, the letter stated, the president would appoint the caretaker prime minister within three days of the dissolution of the National Assembly. The incumbent prime minister would continue to hold office until the appointment of the caretaker premier under Article 224A(4) of the constitution.
The letter added that if the leader of the opposition and the prime minister did not agree on the caretaker PM, then the pair will nominate two nominees each to a committee, formed by the speaker of the National Assembly.
The committee will consist of eight members of the outgoing National Assembly or the Senate or both and will have equal representation from the treasury and the opposition. These committee members will be nominated by the outgoing prime minister and the leader of the opposition, the letter said.
Meanwhile, Deputy Attorney General Kashif Sarwar Paracha also tendered his resignation in light of yesterday’s events.
“In respect of the events that took place today and my commitment to the rule of law and Constitution of Pakistan, it is to inform you that I hereby resign from the office of deputy attorney general and additional charge of the additional attorney general and you are requested to accept it with immediate effect,” Paracha said in his resignation letter.