National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser wrote letters to Prime Minister Imran Khan and leader of opposition Shehbaz Sharif for formation of parliamentary committee to appoint an acting prime minister.
The Kaiser wrote letters under section 224A-(1) of Constitution.
The speaker requested four names each from the prime minister and the leader of the opposition. for Constitution of in panel. It will consist of eight members from the outgoing National Assembly.
Kaiser’s letter says that Imran and Shahbaz could not agree on one name for appointment of interim prime minister.
The day after Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly Qasim Shah Suri threw out in no-confidence movement and President Arif Alvi dissolved the National Assembly on advice of Prime Minister Imran, the President wrote a letter prime minister and Shehbaz suggest names of suitable persons for appointment as interim prime minister.
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prime minister sent name of judge (ret.) Gulzar Ahmed for in post. Subsequently, the president wrote another letter to Shehbaz informing him of nomination and asking him to either agree with or submit your candidacy by April 6th.
opposition leader in his reply stated that of former CJ cannot be matched while previous set upstatus was still under discussion in court.
According to N.A. rules, in when two politicians cannot reach a consensus over one name for three days each one of they will send two names to the parliamentary committee responsible for appointment of caretaker prime minister.
Parliamentary committee of eight with equal representation from government and the opposition is formed by the Speaker of the National Assembly.
“224A (1) In the event that the prime minister and the leader of opposition in the outgoing National Assembly disagree on any person appointed as a guardian prime minister within three days of dissolution of National Assembly, they must forward two nominees each to the committee, to be immediately appointed speaker of National Assembly, consisting of eight members of the outgoing National Assembly, or the Senate, or both, having equal representation from the Treasury and the opposition, shall be appointed by the Prime Minister and Leader of opposition, respectively,” Kaiser wrote. in letter.