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Pak to appoint caretaker Prime Minister?

world Updated: Jul 15, 2012 23:59 IST

The ruling Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) are close to working out a political deal that would result both in naming a consensus caretaker prime minister and finalisation of a date for polls to be held before the end of the year, sources said.

According to The Express Tribune, one option is said to be Abdullah Hussain Haroon, currently Pakistan's ambassador to the United Nations, and the second is Asma Jahangir , the former president of the Supreme Court Bar Association and former chairperson of the Human Rights Commission.

While no one from either the PPP or the PML-N is willing to officially come on record with this, unofficially key sources from both parties confirm that talks on caretaker prime ministerial candidates.

The source close to the presidency said: “We have been talking (to PML-N) for close to two months now and have whittled down some names that are generally agreeable to both (our parties).”