Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Khursheed Shah fail to create a consensus for finalizing the name for caretaker Prime Minister today. 

The meeting took place at the PM House Islamabad today.

While talking to Media persons after the meeting, Khursheed Shah said that there will be an other meeting in coming days between the government and the opposition for an agreement for caretaker PM .  

Earlier, the government has suggested names of former chief justice of Pakistan Justice (retd) Nasir-ul-Mulk, Justice (retd) Tassaduq Hussain Jillani and former State Bank governor Dr Shamshad Akhtar.

Whereas, according to media reports, Maleeha Lodhi's, Pakistan's permanent representative in United Nations, name is no more on the list. 

The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) has proposed the names of Zaka Ashraf and Jalil Abbas Jilani for the caretaker prime minister. 

Moreover, former Pakistan Ambassador to the United Nations Abdullah Hussain Haroon and former State Bank governor Dr Ishrat Hussain were also being proposed for the post ahead of the meeting between the government and the opposition.

The current government is expected to conclude its five-year term on May 31, after which the caretaker government will take over to hold the general elections, which are expected to be held in the last week of July or the first week of August.

The caretaker Prime Minister will lead the interim set-up and attend to day-to-day matters of governance.