Former senator and founding member of the Balochistan Awami Party (BAP), Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar, on Monday was sworn in as the 8th caretaker prime minister of Pakistan.
The oath-taking ceremony was held at the President’s House in Islamabad, in the presence of President Arif Alvi, outgoing Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, and other senior government officials.
Kakar, a native of Balochistan, has served as a senator since 2018. He is also the chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Defense.
In his inaugural address, Kakar pledged to uphold the Constitution and the law, and to ensure a free and fair general election in Pakistan. He also called for national unity and reconciliation.
Kakar’s appointment as caretaker PM comes at a time of political uncertainty in Pakistan. The country is scheduled to hold general elections in October 2023.