ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) has finalized names of Pakistan’s former Ambassador to the United States Jalil Abbas Jilani and the former Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Zaka Ashraf for the caretaker prime minister.
Sources said that the PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and the Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari have finalized names of Zaka Ashraf and Jalil Abbas Jilani.
They said that the Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Syed Khursheed Shah has given both the names to Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.
Source said that Asif Zardari made separate calls to Jalil Abbas Jilani and Zaka Ashraf.
The prime minister and the opposition leader will hold another meeting in Islamabad on Tuesday, after which they would revealed the name of the caretaker prime minister.
Earlier on Sunday, the prime minister met the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Quaid Nawaz Sharif and the PML-N President Shahbaz Sharif at Jati Umra in Raiwind and discussed the matter of caretaker prime minister ahead of his final meeting with Syed Khursheed Shah.
Sources said that the PML-N may endorse the names proposed by the PPP for the caretaker prime minister.