Caretaker premier to be selected with consensus of all political parties: PM Abbasi

Prime Minister (PM) Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said that the caretaker PM will be selected with the mutual consensus of all political parties, according to Express News.

Talking to the media in Islamabad on Monday, the prime minister also reaffirmed that Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif would lead the political campaign of the ruling party in the next general elections.

“People do not vote for Shahbaz Sharif or Shahid Khaqan Abbasi. They vote for Nawaz Sharif,” he said.

Responding to questions about the caretaker setup, Abbasi told reporters that the next caretaker premier would be selected with mutual consensus.

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“Previous caretaker prime ministers sold thousands of gas connections, but we will ensure this does not happen again,” Abbasi noted.

The prime minister stated that presenting the next budget in parliament was the prerogative of the caretaker government, but his party would prepare and finalise it before leaving office.

“I am the most frightening premier to have held this post because I speak the plain truth,” Abbasi quipped during a light-hearted moment in his media brief.

Addressing the uncertain political situation of the country, the PML-N leader sought to quash rumors about the fragility of democracy.

“Senate elections will be held on time. The parliament is in no danger, and those who want to dissolve it should first dare and file a no-confidence motion against me.”

Pressed to comment on aggressive nature of protests against the ruling party, the prime minister said that his party was clean and did not need a National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO).

PML-N never makes hollow claims, says PM Abbasi

“Those who have made a deal on the NRO are sitting in the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and Pakistan Muslim League – Quaid-e-Azam (PML-Q),” he was quoted as saying.

“I laud the brains behind the current wave of protests against the government. Imran Khan and Asif Zardari are sitting under the leadership of Tahirul Qadri. People can decide who is the accursed one,” Abbasi remarked.

Abbasi also talked about the tensions between government institutions, saying that former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf was living comfortably in apartments of London and Dubai, while politicians dragged themselves to NAB courts.

“History will not forget this. If the judiciary appoints weak judges in superior courts, the people will suffer.”

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