ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Anwaar Ul Haq Kakar has sworn in as the 8th Interim Prime Minister of Pakistan on Monday.
President Dr. Arif Alvi administered oath to him at a Ceremony held at Aiwan-e-Sadr in Islamabad.
President Dr. Arif Alvi administering the oath of office to Mr. Anwar-ul-Haq Kakar as the caretaker Prime Minister of Pakistan, at an oath-taking ceremony held at Aiwan-e-Sadr, Islamabad. pic.twitter.com/zhA8YmU0R0
— The President of Pakistan (@PresOfPakistan) August 14, 2023
The Oath-Taking Ceremony was attended by the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Syed Asim Munir, the Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) General Nadeem Raza and former Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif.
Likewise, the former Speaker National Assembly Raja Pervaiz Ashraf, the Chairman Senate Sadiq Sanjrani, the Sindh Governor Kamran Tessori, the Punjab Governor Balighur Rehman, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Haji Ghulam Ali, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Senator Shahzad Waseem and the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Faisal Karim Kundi were among other prominent figures attending the Ceremony.
Earlier Anwaar Ul Haq Kakar resigned from the Senate as well as from his position within the Balochistan Awami Party (BAP).
Owing to the fundamental responsibility conferred upon me as the caretaker Prime Minister, I have decided to surrender my membership of the Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) and relinquish my Senate position. Prayers requested from everyone.
— Senator Anwaar ul Haq Kakar (@anwaar_kakar) August 13, 2023
On August 12, President Dr. Arif Alvi approved Kakar’s appointment as the Country’s caretaker prime minister after Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif and the Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Raja Riaz agreed on his nomination.
I am thankful to the Almighty for being given an opportunity to serve the people of Pakistan. My gratitude also extends to all the stakeholders for reposing their trust in me to lead the country.
Prayers requested from everyone that Allah gives me the fortitude to carry out my…
— Senator Anwaar ul Haq Kakar (@anwaar_kakar) August 12, 2023