Caretaker setup: Sindh CM to meet provincial opposition leader on May 24

Published: May 22, 2018


As the incumbent government nears the end of its tenure, Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah is scheduled to hold a meeting with Leader of the Opposition in the provincial assembly Khawaja Izharul Hasan on May 24 to deliberate over the interim CM slot, Express News reported.

Caretaker PM: Meeting between PM Abbasi, Shah inconclusive

Although no official names have been forwarded, the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) is reportedly considering Hameer Soomro, grandson of former chief minister Allah Baksh, Orthopedic Surgeon Younus Soomro and Justice (retd) Ghulam Sarwar. Names also includ Dr Mirza Ikhtiar, Dr Qayyum Soomro and Murtaza Wahab.

The Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) may nominate Aftab Ahmed Sheikh, Pakistan Muslim League-Functional (PML-F) has proposed Syed Ghous Ali Shah while the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) have not floated any names yet.

Caretaker set-up: Shah will approach opposition over PM nominees’ names

Meanwhile in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, the government and opposition are yet to reach consensus on the caretaker CM slot. Spokesperson for K-P Chief Minister Pervez Khattak said on Tuesday that a meeting had been called to finalise the interim setup. He added that the provincial opposition leader will be meeting CM Khattak later today to discuss names.

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