According to a press release issued by the Prime Minister’s Office, the much-anticipated announcement came after Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and outgoing Opposition Leader in the National Assembly (NA) Raja Riaz reached a consensus over Kakar’s name for the coveted post during a meeting in Islamabad today.
Subsequently, the two leaders sent an advice regarding Kakar’s appointment as the caretaker prime minister to President Arif Alvi, who shortly afterwards accorded his assent, Dawn reported. 
“President Dr Arif Alvi has approved the appointment of Anwaarul Haque Kakar as caretaker prime minister. The president approved the appointment under Article 224-A of the Constitution,” a statement by the Aiwan-e-Sadr said.
Earlier, in a media talk outside the Prime Minister’s House after meeting Shehbaz, Riaz also confirmed that Kakar had been picked to head the interim set-up.
“We had earlier decided that the caretaker prime minister should be someone from a smaller province and a non-controversial personality. Our aim was to remove the sense of deprivation in small provinces.
“We have finally reached a consensus that Anwaarul Haq Kakar will be the caretaker prime minister,” Riaz said.