Caretaker PM Nasirul Mulk to finalise interim cabinet soon

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ISLAMABAD: Caretaker Prime Minister Justice (r) Nasirul Mulk has decided to spend the weekend in his hometown of Swat, while the possible candidates are to be assigned the ministerial portfolios in the interim cabinet.

According to a local media report, Mulk decided to visit Swat to meet the people in the area and to be briefed about the ongoing problems there. Moreover, he is likely to hold the consultations with his close aides in Swat to finalise the caretaker cabinet away from the media spotlight.

It was also reported that there is a possibility that the caretaker cabinet could be finalised quietly in Swat.

Earlier on Friday, Mulk had indicated that he would go for a small-sized cabinet and said that fair elections will be held.

Prior to that, Mulk assumed oath as seventh caretaker PM in an official ceremony held at the Presidency, a day after the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz government completed its five-year constitutional term.

After taking charge, Mulk issued the first official order to reshuffle bureaucracy, including transferring Secretary to PM Fawad Hasan Fawad and having him posted as director general Civil Services Academy in Lahore. Secretary Cabinet Division Mirza Suhail Aamir was appointed the secretary to PM to replace Fawad.