An eight-member committee was formulated on Tuesday and tasked with picking the next caretaker prime minister of Pakistan, Express News reported.
The committee that was formulated by National Assembly speaker Dr Fehmida Mirza was given time till Friday to appoint the immediate successor to the current prime minister, Raja Pervaiz Ashraf.
The committee comprised of four members each from the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and the outgoing government of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP).
The PML-N would be represented by:
- Mehtab Abbas
- Khwaja Saad Rafique
- Sardar Yaqoob Nasir
- Pervaiz Rasheed
The outgoing government and the PPP will be represented by:
- Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain
- Farooq H Naek
- Khurshid Shah
- Ghulam Ahmed Bilour
The PPP and the opposition parties had earlier failed to reach a consensus on the appointment of the caretaker prime minister and on the constitution of a bipartisan caretaker setup in Sindh and Punjab.