The opposition has completed preliminary consultations for the formation of a new government as well as the election of the new prime minister after the Supreme Court restored the National Assembly and ordered to hold voting on the no-trust motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan.

A “national government” will be formed in which all opposition parties will be given proportional representation.

At present, it is being considered that in case a new government is formed, its term should be at least six months or one year.

During this period, electoral reforms and other important legislations related to accountability laws can be passed.

A reasonable time will be given to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to complete the delimitation of constituencies before holding general elections.

Shehbaz Sharif, who is the opposition’s candidate for prime minister, will announce his priorities after taking the oath, people close to him said.

Among the priorities of the new possible federal government is the formulation of economic policy to control inflation and stop the devaluation of the currency.

The new setup will also review the foreign policy with the aim to establish relations with all countries on equal footing while focusing on peace and not war. Other measures including relief packages for the public will be on the agenda.

The upcoming set-up will take legal action to close the cases filed against opposition leaders on the basis of victimisation.

The constitutional route will be taken to replace the president and the governors of the four provinces.

All the decisions of Imran Khan’s government could be reviewed and changed.

An immediate action plan will be worked out for the return of Nawaz Sharif and Ishaq Dar after consultations and a review of the political situation.


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