Senator Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar to be Pakistan’s caretaker Prime Minister

Islamabad: Senator Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar was on Saturday picked as Pakistan’s caretaker Prime Minister to govern the cash-strapped country and oversee general elections later this year.

Outgoing Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and the Leader of Opposition Raja Riaz finalised his name after two rounds of deliberations.

Kakar, a lawmaker belonging to Balochistan Awami Party (BAP), will lead a caretaker government until fresh election is held later this year.