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Anwaar ul Haq Kakar sworn in as Pakistan’s 8th Caretaker Prime Minister

Anwaar ul Haq Kakar has sworn in as Pakistan’s 8th Caretaker Prime Minister on Monday, Aug 14.

President Arif Alvi administered the oath in a ceremony held at the Aiwan-i-Sadr in Islamabad — which coincided with Independence Day.


The oath-taking ceremony was attended by former prime minister Shehbaz Sharif, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Asim Munir, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee Gen Nadeem Raza, Naval Chief Admiral Amjad Khan Niazi, Inter-Services Intelligence Chief Lt Gen Nadeem Anjum.

Ex-National Assembly speaker Raja Pervaiz Ashraf, Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani, Sindh Governor Kamran Tessori, Punjab Governor Balighur Rehman, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Haji Ghulam Ali, PTI Senator Shahzad Waseem, and PPP leader Faisal Karim Kundi were also in attendance at the oath-taking ceremony.

After taking the oath, interim prime minister Kakar also met officials of the armed forces and shook hands with them.

He was also presented with a guard of honour later at the Prime Minister’s House.


The eighth interim prime minister belongs to the Kakar tribe of Pashtun ethnicity of Baluchistan.

Born in 1971, Anwaar ul Haq Kakar hails from Qilla Saifullah and was one of the original architects of the Balochistan Awami Party.

Anwaar ul Haq Kakar is the second person from Balochistan to spearhead the interim set-up after Mir Hazar Khoso, who became the caretaker premier in 2013.


Saman Siddiqui

Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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