Federal Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah has said on Sunday that former finance minister Hafeez Shaikh has been shortlisted among the names being discussed for caretaker prime minister.

Earlier on Sunday, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said that the National Assembly would be dissolved three days before the completion of its tenure, on August 9.

The assembly will complete its term on August 12, in which case the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) would be responsible for holding the election in the next 60 days.


Speaking on Geo News’ programme ‘Naya Pakistan’, Sanaullah said that the name of a retired judge of Supreme Court is also among the shortlisted candidates for caretaker PM.

“The interim prime minister will be finalised by Tuesday or Wednesday (August 8 or 9),” he added.

He also mentioned that the names of Finance Minister Ishaq Dar and former Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi are not among the shortlisted candidates.