ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – Anwaarul Haq Kakar will take oath as the caretaker prime minister today (Monday) at a ceremony to be held at the Aiwan-e-Sadr, Dunya News reported.

President Dr Arif Alvi will administer the oath to Caretaker Prime Minister-designate Anwaarul Haq Kakar at a ceremony which will be attended by a large number of politicians and officials of armed forces.

It is pertinent to mention here that Caretaker Prime Minister-designate Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar on Sunday surrendered his membership of the Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) and also resigned as a Senator.

In his message on X — formerly known as Twitter — Kakar said: “Owing to the fundamental responsibility conferred upon me as the caretaker Prime Minister, I have decided to surrender my membership of the Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) and relinquish my Senate position.”

Mr Kakar’s name was finalised after Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and Leader of the Opposition Raja Riaz reached the consensus. Mr Riaz told media persons in Islamabad that he had a meeting with Mr Sharif and both agreed that the caretaker prime minister should be from a smaller province, should be apolitical and impartial. He said he had nominated Kakar for the caretaker PM slot.

Mr Riaz further said a summary had been sent to President Alvi after signing the same. The summary was signed both by Raja Riaz and Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif. A statement issued by Prime Minister House also confirmed the development. Kakar belongs to Balochistan.

Who is Anwarul Haq Kakar?

Mr Kakar has been a member of the Senate of Pakistan since March 2018 and his six-year term will conclude in March 2024.

He has served as chairperson of the Senate Standing Committee on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development. He was also a member of the Business Advisory Committee, Finance and Revenue, Foreign Affairs and Science and Technology.

He co-launched the BAP in 2018 and also assumed the role of parliamentary leader for his political party in the Senate.

He got his early education from Quetta before getting admitted to the Cadet College Kohat. Later, he went to England for higher studies.

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