The government and the opposition, in a joint press conference held on Monday, announced the name of former chief justice Nasirul Mulk as the caretaker prime minister.
Leaders of major political parties, technocrats, journalists and political analysts, among a host of others, have come out and posted messages in support of the retired judge.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Imran Khan was one of the first to tweet out congratulations to the caretaker prime minister.
The official Twitter account of PTI also followed suit and sent the former chief justice best wishes for the job.
Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz leader Hina Butt said she hoped the nominated judge would ensure free and fair elections.
Secretary-General of the Pak Sarzameen Party Raza Haroon posted a congratulatory message for Mulk on Twitter but also took a swipe at the government for failing to provide even the basic needs of the people.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Deputy Secretary-General Imran Ismail stated that the appointment of Mulk was good for the country.
Journalists all over Pakistan also weighed in on the announcement.