Dramatic shift in Pakistan politics: Anwaar-ul Haq Kakar sworn in as interim PM


In a gripping twist, former Senator from Balochistan, Anwaar-ul Haq Kakar, emerged as Pakistan’s eighth interim prime minister this Monday. A whirlwind of events saw the departing PM Shehbaz Sharif and opposition leader Raja Riaz single out Anwaar-ul Haq Kakar as the prime choice for the caretaker PM role, amidst the anticipation of an impending general election.

Anwaar-ul Haq Kakar Steps In: A Prime Ministerial Swearing-in with A Dash of Patriotism

The grand swearing-in ceremony of the new Pakistan caretaker PM occurred right on the nation’s Independence Day at the grand Aiwan-i-Sadr, Islamabad. With President Arif Alvi at the helm, the oath-taking event was graced by the presence of the outgoing PM, Shehbaz, his previous cabinet members, and notable military dignitaries like Chief of Army Staff General Asim Munir and Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani.

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As the former senator of the Balochistan Awami Party (BAP), Kakar is now tasked with steering the ship until Pakistan elects its new government. The corridors of power buzzed with activity as Kakar, post-oath, interacted and exchanged courtesies with armed force officials.

Anwaar-ul Haq Kakar’s Prime Tasks: Cabinet and Fair Elections

The immediate challenges facing Anwaar-ul Haq Kakar include finalizing his cabinet, a pivotal step as the country gears up for the election phase. Indirect sources conveyed Shehbaz Sharif’s assurance in Anwaar-ul Haq Kakar’s ability to ensure unbiased elections, emphasizing the constitutional process that deemed Anwaar-ul Haq Kakar the most fitting for leading the interim setup.

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Anwaar-ul Haq Kakar: A Glimpse into the Interim PM’s Past

Born in Muslim Bagh, Balochistan, 1971, Anwaar-ul Haq Kakar’s journey wasn’t a straightforward dive into politics. Not originating from a political lineage, he pursued his education in St. Francis School, Quetta, and further delved into Political Science and Sociology at the University of Balochistan. Geo News cited Anwaar-ul Haq Kakar’s humble beginnings as a school teacher. His political onset in 2008 witnessed a series of alliances, with an eventual significant role in forming the Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) in 2018.

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