‘False’ report and a ‘big joke’ : PML-N takes back idea of Ishaq Dar as caretaker PM after rejection from all ends

A day after it dropped strong hints about Ishaq Dar being the most suitable candidate for caretaker prime minister, the PML-N appears to be back-pedaling, apparently in the wake of outright rejection of the idea by both its ally PPP and the opposition PTI. While a PPP minister described the report as ‘false’, the PTI chairman said Mr Dar as caretaker PM would be a ‘big joke’.

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Talking to the media outside the Parliament House, PML-N leader Khawaja Asif said the news regarding Mr Dar was “leaked” by a credible journalist, but there is no truth in it.

Earlier, Federal Minister for Climate Change and Environmental Coordination Sherry Rehman said rumours being floated that PPP has agreed to any name for caretaker PM are fake news.

While speaking to reporters at the Supreme Court, Imran Khan expressed strong reservations over the suggestion to nominate Mr Dar as the caretaker prime minister.

He described the proposal as a “big joke” and asked, “How can we accept this proposal”.

Source: Dawn