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Asif reacts to Dar's nomination as caretaker PM

Asif reacts to Dar's nomination as caretaker PM


Nawaz Sharif will return to country: Khawaja Asif

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – Defence Minister Khawaja Asif on Monday reacted to Finance Minister Ishaq Dar's nomination as the caretaker prime minister.

Speaking to media, Khawaja said: "Ishaq Dar is my brother and a friend. Dar and I share a relationship that I very much own. During Pervez Musharraf's era, we both faced jail . The possibility of Dar becoming prime minister is something I also hope for".

"However, my knowledge is that there are objections to Ishaq Dar's appointment as the interim prime minister. The people will raise objections if the caretaker prime minister will be from the ruling party," Khawaja added.

Read also: PML-N nominates Dar as caretaker PM, mulls efforts to convince PPP


Regarding the return of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif, Khawaja asserted, "There is absolutely no doubt that PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif will return to the country".

Earlier today, the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) on Monday made it clear that no name had been finalised yet for the caretaker prime minister. 

Addressing a press conference, PPP bigwig Sherry Rehman, flanked by Faisal Karim Kundi, asserted: "No decision has yet been made about the choice of the caretaker prime minister. How can the name of the interim prime minister be decided without consulting the PPP?" 

"Equal opportunity for the general elections is something that everyone wants to see. The masses are currently dealing with crippling inflation. Everyone is aware of the economic difficulties the country is facing," she maintained. 

Meanwhile, Kundi claimed: "No meeting has been held in Dubai." The only demand made by the PPP was that elections be held in accordance with the law and the constitution, he added. 

"Election preparations are complete for the PPP. We want the elections in the country soon," Kundi added.