Prime Minister Imran Khan has proposed the name of former Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice (R) Gulzar Ahmed as caretaker PM. Meanwhile, the Supreme Court on Monday adjourned the hearing by a day over rejection of the no-trust motion against Imran Khan and the subsequent dissolution of the National Assembly by President Alvi.
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday proposed the name of former Chief Justice of Pakistan Gulzar Ahmed as the caretaker PM.
This follows after Pakistan President Alvi issued an order de-notifying Imran Khan as the prime minister of the country with immediate effect on Sunday night. However, President Alvi issued another order later, asking Imran Khan to continue as interim prime minister until a “caretaker prime minister” is chosen under Article 224 A of Pakistan’s constitution.
On Monday, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) announced that Imran Khan has nominated former CJP as caretaker PM.
“In response to the President’s letter, after consultation and approval from the PTI Corps Committee, Prime Minister Imran Khan has nominated former Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Gulzar Ahmed for the post of caretaker Prime Minister,” PTI tweeted.
WHO IS GULZAR AHMED?
Gulzar Ahmed was sworn in as the 27th chief justice of Pakistan on December 21, 2019. He served as the chief justice till February 2022.
He was part of a five-judge bench that disqualified former premier Nawaz Sharif in the Panama Papers case. He made headlines multiple times due to his strong verdicts and comments against governments and bureaucrats.