Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Pakistan Prime Minister
Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Pakistan Prime Minister

Elections to be held within 60 days of interim govt's formation: Abbasi

ANI | Updated: May 04, 2018 15:52 IST

Islamabad [Pakistan], May 4 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said that general election would be held within 60 days after the formation of an interim government.

Talking about the appointment of the caretaker prime minister, he said, "I have discussed the appointment of the caretaker prime minister with the opposition leader, and it is hoped that an agreement would be reached on one name," as quoted by Geo News.

On May 31, the current government is expected to conclude its five-year term. The caretaker government will then take over to oversee the general elections. They are expected to be held in the last week of July or first week of August.

The prime minister also apologised for the police torture of journalists on Press Freedom Day outside Parliament.(ANI)

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