Murad Ali Shah and Opposition Leader Fail to Reach Agreement on Caretaker Chief Minister

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The final meeting between Murad Ali Shah, the Chief Minister of Sindh, and Rana Ansar, the Leader of the Opposition, to select a caretaker chief minister ended inconclusively. The discussions will resume tomorrow (Monday) to further deliberate on the candidates.

During the meeting, numerous names were proposed for the position of caretaker chief minister. Rana Ansar stated that due to the high number of names, it would take more time to consider each candidate thoroughly.

If both parties fail to agree on a name, the matter will be referred to a parliamentary committee for further deliberation. The committee will consist of six members from the outgoing assembly, with an equal representation from the treasury and the opposition.

According to the Constitution, the outgoing chief minister and the opposition leader must suggest three names each for the caretaker chief minister role. If a decision is not reached, the committee will have three days to reach a consensus on one name.

If the committee fails to reach an agreement, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) will appoint the caretaker chief minister within the following two days.

It is important to note that the Sindh Assembly was dissolved on Friday (August 11) at the advice of Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah. Subsequently, the provincial cabinet has also been dissolved, and the law department has issued a notification regarding this development.

Murad Ali Shah will continue to fulfill his duties as the chief minister until a caretaker chief minister is appointed.

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