Pakistan appointed former Chief Justice Nasir Ul Mulk as interim Prime Minister on May 28, 2018, Monday until general elections are held in the nation on July 25 this year.
While Pakistan is awaiting an interesting general election soon, the administration has appointed former Chief Justice Nasir Ul Mulk as interim prime minister. Monday’s appointment was announced by Premier Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, and it came amid growing political and economic instability in Pakistan. Usually, the interim administration does not make any major decisions until the new government is elected. But this appointment has finally ended weeks of power struggle between Abbasi’s ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party and the opposition.
While talking with the reporters, Abbasi, who was sitting next to Opposition leader Syed Khurshid Ahmed Shah told, “No Pakistani can lift a finger (against) such a name.” Further, Abbasi clarified that his role as caretaker prime minister of Pakistan will be in favour of the country and the democratic system. “We have chosen his name on the basis of merit. We took our parties into confidence and decided upon this name,” he added. Khan not only said that Mulk has played a historic role in the judicial system of the country and even while he was a lawyer but he also stressed the point that he expects the elections on 25th July to happen in a fair and impartial way.
Mulk has also served as the interim chief of the Election Commission of Pakistan and now he will lead a technocratic government till July elections as the present government and Parliament will be dissolved on Thursday. The selection of Mulk for the role of the interim prime minister was certainly a surprise choice with PPP’s Shah saying the name of the former judge was not ahead in the list when the ruling party and the opposition started to discuss the six probable candidates. With his appointment as the interim PM, Pakistan can now hope for internal peace and tranquillity amidst distressed socio-economic scenario in the nation at least until the upcoming July elections.