12th August 2023 : The tenure of the National Assambly of Pakistnan is over the Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharief has stepped down and with consensus of opposition has appointed Senator Anwarul Haq Kakar as the new care taker prime minister of Pakistan.
So who is Senator Anwarul Haq Kakar. He is one of the founding members of Balochistan Awami Party (BAP), he will be the eighth Caretaker Prime Minister of the country.
He was born in 1971 in Muslim Bagh Qila Saifullah area of Balochistan.
Anwar-ul-Haq Kakar received his primary education from St. Grammar Francis School, Quetta.
Senator Anwar-ul-Haq Kakar did his Masters in Political Science and Sociology from the University of Balochistan and started his career by teaching in his native school.
The President of the State signed the summary of the appointment of Anwarul Haque Kakar as the Caretaker Prime Minister
In 2008, he contested the National Assembly election from Quetta on the Q-League ticket, in which he did not get success and he was the spokesperson of the Balochistan government in 2013.
In 2018, Anwar-ul-Haq Kakar was appointed as the central spokesperson of Balochistan Awami Party and he was elected senator from Balochistan in 2018.
Senator Anwar-ul-Haq Kakar was the Chairman of Senate Standing Committee of Overseas Pakistanis.
Anwar Haq Kakar is the second caretaker prime minister from Balochistan.
Earlier, former Chief Justice of Balochistan High Court Mir Hazar Khan Khosa was the Caretaker Prime Minister of Balochistan.
Following is a detailed look at How many caretaker Prime Ministers have been in the country’s history so far? Who was in office for how long? In whose part was the shorter and longer period?
Ghulam Mustafa Jatoi
Ghulam Mustafa Jatoi was the first caretaker Prime Minister in the history of Pakistan
Ghulam Mustafa Jatoi, First Caretaker Prime Minister 06 August 1990 to 6 November 1990
The honor of the country’s first caretaker prime minister goes to Ghulam Mustafa Jatoi. Let us tell you that under his supervision, the fifth general election in the country’s history was held in 1990 and as a result of the election, Mian Nawaz Sharif became the Prime Minister for the first time.
Balkh Sher Mazari
Balkh Sher Mazari took over as caretaker prime minister in April 1993 when President Ghulam Ishaq dismissed the government of Prime Minister Mian Nawaz Sharif for the first time.
Balkh Sher Mazari, Caretaker Prime Minister, but no elections were held
18 April 1993 to 26 May 1993
Balkh Sher Mazari became the country’s second caretaker prime minister. The election could not be held under his supervision. The matter was that on April 19, 1993, President Ghulam Ishaq Khan dismissed Mian Nawaz Sharif’s government through the Eighth Amendment and appointed Balkh Sher Mazari as caretaker Prime Minister. But the Supreme Court restored the government of Mian Nawaz Sharif and thus the caretaker government was nullified. Thus, Balkh Sher Mazari was Prime Minister for only 39 days.
Moin Qureshi took over as caretaker prime minister when Mian Nawaz Sharif’s government was overthrown on 18 July 1993.
However, the government established in 1990 could not complete its term and new elections were held in 1993.
This time the caretaker prime minister was drawn in the name of Moin Qureshi. Moin Qureshi was brought from outside the country and made caretaker Prime Minister. As a result of the 1990 elections, Benazir Bhutto became the Prime Minister for the second time.
Malik Meraj Khalid,
Meraj Khalid, a common man who became caretaker prime minister
5 November 1996 to 17 February 1997
Benazir Bhutto’s government formed in 1993 could not complete the term and general elections were held in 1997. This time Malik Meraj Khalid was made caretaker prime minister. Meraj Khalid had the reputation of a polite and well-educated politician. He was a common man, who reached this position.
As a result of the elections, Mian Nawaz Sharif became the Prime Minister for the second time. But the Prime Minister’s government elected with a heavy mandate could not complete its term.
The caretaker setup was not created. The 2002 elections were held during the tenure of General Pervez Musharraf.
Muhammad Mian Soomro
Mohammad Mian Soomro was appointed caretaker prime minister after the term of the House elected during the military ruler General Pervez Musharraf’s term was completed.
Mohammad Mian Soomro, the long-serving caretaker prime minister
16 November 2007 to 25 March 2008
In the 2008 elections, Muhammad Mian Soomro was the Caretaker Prime Minister. As a result of the elections, Yusuf Raza Gilani was elected as the Prime Minister. Elections were delayed due to Benazir Bhutto’s death in an assassination attempt in December 2007.
He was caretaker prime minister for the longest period, i.e. 4 months and 8 days.
Mir Hazar Khan Khoso
In 2013, the Pakistan People’s Party government completed its term, after which Mir Hazar Khan Khoso was made caretaker prime minister.
Mir Hazar Khan Khoso, caretaker prime minister of the small province
25 March 2013 to 5 June 2013
The Pakistan Peoples Party government completed its term and general elections were held in 2013.
Mirhazar Khan Khoso from Balochistan was made caretaker prime minister. Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif was elected Prime Minister for the third time in these elections.
Former Chief Justice Nasir Mulk,
Caretaker Prime Minister from Judiciary 1st June 2018 to 18th August 2018
The government established in 2013 completed its term and in 2018 the eleventh general elections in the history of the country were held. Former Chief Justice Nasir Mulk was appointed caretaker prime minister to supervise these elections. Justice Nasirul Mulk as Caretaker Prime Minister was decided by Leader of House and Leader of Opposition.