Interim govt wants to transfer power before August 14: Information minister

By APP
Published: July 31, 2018
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Information Minister Syed Ali Zafar. PHOTO: APP

Information Minister Syed Ali Zafar. PHOTO: APP

ISLAMABAD: Caretaker Information Minister Barrister Syed Ali Zafar on Monday said the interim government wants to complete the formation of the new government and transfer all powers before August 14.

Talking to a private news channel, he said that a detail meeting was held with Chief Election Commissioner Sardar Muhammad Raza Khan and all legal points regarding formation of new government were came under discussion.

First of all, he said after consolidation of election results, candidates would submit their election returns to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), after that final notification of winning candidates would be issued.

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He said, after ECP notification, reserved seats for the women and minorities would be finalised by the parties.

The minister said that session of the National Assembly would be called on August 11 or 12 where selection of Speaker, Deputy Speaker and Leader of the House would be made.

Barrister Zafar said that the government had not received formal request for holding oath taking ceremony of the new Prime Minister at open place however it would be considered after the government received the request.

To a question, he said it would be pleasant if oath taking ceremony to be held on occasion of independence day adding that dignitaries could also be invited on the occasion but no decision was taken so far.

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