Dar’s name as caretaker PM doing the rounds

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) is considering proposing Finance Minister Ishaq Dar as caretaker prime minister, according to media reports.

Terming these reports as ‘premature’ in a media interaction, Dar didn’t rule out the possibility of accepting the nomination if at came about.

“Yes, I saw those reports today… as a basic Muslim, I believe that you should not aspire to any office yourself, nor should you chase it or lobby for it…”

He further said it was “premature” to say he had been selected for the role, adding that a proper Constitutional process would have to be triggered.

When asked if there was a consensus on his name, Dar said that his record shows he always did his job to the best of his capability.

Dar, a close relative of PML-N supremo was appointed Finance Minister in September last year replacing Miftah Ismail.

The final decision in this regard would be taken after deliberations between political parties.

In this regard, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has already constituted a five-member committee of the PML-N comprising federal ministers Ishaq Dar, Khawaja Asif, Ahsan Iqbal, Ayaz Sadiq and Saad Rafiq to hold consultations on caretaker setup and dissolution of National Assembly.

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