Anwarul Haq Kakar sworn in as the 8th Interim Prime Minister of Pakistan

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Anwarul-Haq-Kakar-sworn-in-as-the-8th-Interim-Prime-Minister-of-PakistanEthnic Pashtun leader Anwarul Haq Kakar was sworn in as the 8th Caretaker Prime Minister of Pakistan, becoming the youngest person to hold the role.

An Overview of the News

  • President Arif Alvi administered the oath of office to Anwarul Haq Kakar in a simple ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Distinguished attendees include outgoing Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and prominent leaders.

  • Kakar formally resigned from the Senate and the Balochistan Awami Party (BAP), strengthening his commitment to the neutrality expected in his current position.

  • The Senate Chairman has accepted Kakar's resignation as per Article 64, Clause (1) of the Constitution of Pakistan.

Anwar Ul Haq Kakar: Background and Political Journey

  • Ethnic identity and party affiliation: Kakar, an ethnic Pashtun, is affiliated with the Balochistan Awami Party (BAP).

  • Birthplace and political entry: Hailing from the provincial capital Quetta, Kakar entered politics in the late 21st century.

  • Experience as Spokesperson: In a previous role, he served as the spokesperson for the Balochistan Provincial Administration in 2013 and gained valuable insight into regional governance.

  • Senate tenure and election: Anwar ul Haq Kakar assumed a position in the Pakistani Senate as a senator in March 2018.

  • He secured this seat in the 2018 Pakistani Senate elections as an independent candidate representing Balochistan through a general seat.

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