Caretaker Pak PM and provincial CMs to take charge on Nov 15: Durrani

November 14th, 2007 - 2:22 am ICT by admin  
He further said that the incumbent provincial Governors would continue to discharge their Constitutional duties till the formation of a new government.

The caretaker set-up will consist of non-political individuals whose main task will be to ensure free and fair elections, Durrani told reporters.

He said that the caretaker PM and Chief Ministers would be appointed after consultation with opposition parties, and added that the government has sought their proposals in this regard.

Durrani predicted that President Pervez Musharraf would form the government again after general elections with the help of the PML-Q and new coalition partners.

Durrani said that the government would not tolerate attempts to sabotage the general elections, and people would be given a free hand to elect the new government.

He urged opposition parties and constitutional institutions to cooperate in holding the elections peacefully and fairly.

Durrani asked Benazir Bhutto and Nawaz Sharif to promote the politics of tolerance in Pakistan, and support the government’s initiatives aimed at national reconciliation, such as the NRO.

He also said they should apologise to the nation for their misdeeds and corruption during their tenures.

Commenting on Bhutto’s return, Durrani said that she left and is returning of her own free will.

Durrani said that Musharraf issued a friendly request to Bhutto to reconsider the timing of her return, and added that if she has decided to return as announced she would be treated according to the law.

But, the government will not create any hurdles in the way of her return, the Daily Times quoted Durrani, as saying. (ANI)

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