Pakistan has a new caretaker prime minister, Senator Anwar-ul-Haq Kakar, who was sworn in on August 13. He will oversee the national elections scheduled for October 2023.
- Kakar’s appointment was the result of consensus between outgoing Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and opposition leader Raja Riaz Ahmad.
- Senator Kakar is from Balochistan, a province in Pakistan that has been seeking greater autonomy and resource allocation due to insurgency.
- Kakar’s political background includes being elected to the Senate in 2018 and serving as the spokesperson of the Balochistan government from 2015 to 2017.
- He is perceived to have close ties with Pakistan’s military leadership, which historically has influenced the country’s politics and elections.
- Kakar will lead a cabinet of technocrats and experts, and his main task is to ensure free and fair elections in a context of political instability, economic crisis, security challenges, and diplomatic isolation.
Q.: Who is the new caretaker prime minister of Pakistan overseeing the national elections in October 2023?
a) Shehbaz Sharif
b) Raja Riaz Ahmad
c) Anwar-ul-Haq Kakar
d) Imran Khan
Ans : c) Anwar-ul-Haq Kakar