The interim government will transfer power to the new government on June 5, a cabinet minister said Monday.

 

Information Minister Arif Nizami said that the interim government will relinquish responsibilities on the same day.

 

Talking to newsmen in Islamabad‚ Nizami said the members-elect of the National Assembly will take oath on June 1st.

 

Caretaker Prime Minister, Mir Hazar Khan Khoso has sent an advice to the president to summon the Assembly on Saturday, the PM office said.

 

The elections for the Speaker National Assembly and Deputy Speaker will be held on June 3rd through secret ballot. Nizami said outgoing Speaker Dr. Fehmida Mirza will chair these sessions till the oath of the new Speaker of the House.

 

He said the new Speaker may reschedule the further program but most probably the elections for the Leader of the House will be held on June 4.

 

He said it is for the first time that a caretaker set up conducted free‚ fair and transparent elections.

 

According to the Constitution the Caretaker Government is bound to summon the house upto 2nd of June in which newly elected members will take oath.

 

The house after completing this process will elect new Prime Minister.

 

Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N), which emerged as the single largest party in the may 11 elections, has nominated Nawaz Sharif as candidate for the leader of the house while Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf or PTI has nominated Javed Hashmi for the slot.

 

Pakistan Peoples Party‚ the second largest party in the house has decided to sit on opposition benches‚ however‚ it has not yet decided to take part in the race for the leader of the house.

 

Keeping in view the party position it is now certain that Nawaz Sharif will be elected easily as the Prime Minister for third time.

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