The decision to appoint a caretaker government was announced in January of this year. Deliberations began in March and several names have been thrown into the mix. These include candidates for a caretaker Prime Minister, as well as other members of the caretaker cabinet. While it is not mandated to carry our key policy changes, the caretaker setup is responsible for implementation of measures for CPEC, terrorism, Karachi Operation, Balochistan Peace Programme, and National Action Plan. It is also responsible for a smooth and fair election process in the upcoming general elections, which some would say is the need of the hour. In light of these requirements, here are the possible candidates that have come up for inclusion in the caretaker setup.
The following is a potential list for the PM of the caretaker government.
Abdul Razzak Dawood
Tassaduq Hussain Jillani
Dr. Hafeez Pasha
Other prominent names for the caretaker federal cabinet include.
Barrister Taimur Malik
Dr. Salman Shah
Dr. Adeeb Rizvi
The need for a caretaker government typically means an additional hassle and a kink in the democratic processes of a country. However, the candidates make it abundantly clear that it is being taken quite seriously by the Prime Minister and the opposition governments, who are responsible for appointing the caretaker government. The list of names is all in all comprised of professionals who have vast local and international experience to positively take up key positions in the caretaker setup. Opposition leader, Khursheed Shah said that he is committed to appointing a caretaker government that is acceptable to all political parties. It seems that with the possible involvement of these names a lot more may be pacified than just the politicians. The civilians as well will hopefully react well to these inclusions, which will ensure a smooth transition towards the next government of Pakistan.