The names of independent lawmaker from Balochistan Aslam Bhootani and former Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi are also in the running for the post of caretaker PM, Geo News has reported.

According to the report, coalition partners are currently having a Zoom meeting to share their views about the upcoming caretaker setup, as the tenure of this government is coming to an end.

According to media reports, aome other names that are being considered include Ishaq Dar, Gohar Ejaz, Dr. Shamshad Akhtar, Dr. Hafeez Pasha, and former Chief Justice Tassaduq Jilani.

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Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazl (JUI-F) Chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman, Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto, and other senior leaders are in the Zoom meeting.

Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) leaders have had several meetings about the upcoming caretaker setup, but no final decision has been made.

Earlier, at a dinner hosted for allies, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif revealed that the National Assembly will be dissolved on August 9, three days before the end of its tenure.