ISLAMABAD: The federal government completed its five-year constitutional term late Thursday, after which the interim government is set to take over the reins of the country from Friday.
This is the first time in Pakistan’s history that a second consecutive democratic government has completed its five-year tenure.
Former chief justice of Pakistan Justice Nasir ul Mulk will take oath as the caretaker prime minister of the country on Friday. President Mamnoon Hussain would administer oath to Justice (retd) Mulk.
Outgoing Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Thursday held farewell meetings with the federal cabinet, his staff and officers. He will also be presented a guard of honour by armed forces' contingents upon departure from the chief executive's office at 10am on Friday.