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Former chief justice Nasirul Mulk is to take reigns as the caretaker prime minister as the current government’s tenure ends, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Opposition leader Khursheed Shah announced in a press conference on Monday.

Six talks and multiple nominations later, the duo decided on a name for the position.

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Marriyum Aurangzeb and Speaker Ayaz Sadiq were also present for the media address. “Today is a day of great importance in the democratic run of the country. We have agreed on an individual for the position,” PM Abbasi said in the press conference.

“We have come to this decision six weeks later, and we had to discuss the nominations with our parties as well,” he added. “The individual’s history is impeccable and contribution has been outstanding.”

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