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Secretary Election Commission of Pakistan, Ishtiaque Ahmed. — File photo

ISLAMABAD: Secretary Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Ishtiaque Ahmed on Saturday said the commission had two days to decide a name for the caretaker prime minister and would finalise one by tonight or tomorrow.

The secretary’s comments came as a consultative meeting of the ECP for the caretaker PM’s selection was taking place.

He said the ECP member from Sindh, Justice (retd) Roshan Isani, was set to arrive in Islamabad on Saturday evening, adding that, Isani was busy over the matter of constituencies' delimitation in Karachi.

Ahmed added that the election commission was not under any kind of pressure on the matter and was deliberating over the four proposed names.

The ball came in ECP’s court after politicians in the parliamentary committee constituted to name a caretaker PM decided to give up and agreed to hand over the task to the election commission.

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