Anwaar ul Haq Kakkar, Pakistan’s first Caretaker PM, set to address UNGA

Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar, currently serving as the temporary Prime Minister of Pakistan, embarks on a five-day journey to the United States, where he will participate in the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) held in New York. This visit holds immense significance as it marks a historic moment in Pakistan’s political history, with Kakar being the first caretaker Prime Minister to address the primary decision-making body of the UN.

According to Pakistan’s constitutional provisions, a neutral caretaker government assumes control during the period leading up to national elections, typically occurring within 90 days of dissolving the lower house of parliament. However, in this instance, election timelines might be extended until March due to the necessity for the election regulatory authority to redraw voting districts based on the latest population census.

Notably, no preceding caretaker Prime Minister from Pakistan has ever had the opportunity to address the UNGA. The 78th UNGA session is slated to take place from September 19 to 26, and Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar is scheduled to deliver his address to the assembly on September 22.

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