Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjarani has accepted Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar’s resignation from the upper house of Parliament. This follows Kakar’s nomination as caretaker Prime Minister. According to Article 64 of the Constitution of Pakistan, Kakar’s seat has become vacant as of August 14. Kakar announced his resignation as a Senator and leader of the Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) on Twitter. He explained that he made this decision in order to fulfill his responsibilities as caretaker Prime Minister. Kakar was nominated for this role on August 12, with the agreement of outgoing Leader of Opposition Raja Riaz and outgoing Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif. He will be sworn in as interim premier today, with President Arif Alvi administering the oath. Kakar won a seat in the Balochistan Senate as an independent candidate in 2018 and his term was set to end in March 2024. In the past, he also contested for a seat in the National Assembly in the 2008 election but lost narrowly. Kakar has held multiple positions concurrently, including membership in various committees and chairmanship of the Senate Standing Committee on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development.
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