After his recent appointment, Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar has reaffirmed his commitment to fortifying the nation’s economy. During a meeting with key officials, including the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) governor and the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) chairman, Kakar was briefed about various measures to enhance economic stability and progression.
Highlighting his government’s focus, he pledged to continue public welfare projects, ensure international standards in health and education, and implement ongoing power sector reforms. Emphasizing the importance of foreign investments, Kakar discussed prioritizing efforts via the Special Investment Facilitation Council (SIFC) and underscored the necessity of tax revenue measures.
Streamlining Governance and Cabinet Formation
As the new caretaker prime minister, Kakar’s immediate challenge is the formation of his cabinet. Sources indicate that he has expedited consultations to assemble a compact cabinet, keen on minimizing administrative burdens in light of the country’s economic constraints. Kakar’s approach towards governance is evident in his desire for minimized protocol and reduced expenditures.
Confidential sources have disclosed the imminent appointments to the interim federal cabinet. Notable figures such as columnist Zulfiqar Ahmad Cheema, business magnate Gohar Ejaz, seasoned civil servant Shoaib Suddle, and Senator Sarfaraz Bugti are slated to be part of the caretaker administration. Mohammad Ali is poised to oversee the energy ministry, while famed cricketer Shahid Afridi will helm inter-provincial coordination.
Furthermore, Dr. Waqar Masood is reportedly in the running for the position of caretaker finance minister. This comes as Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar accelerates the selection process for the transitional cabinet. Insiders suggest that Kakar prefers a leaner cabinet setup and is personally assessing the credentials of all possible inductees