Malik Meraj Khalid Becomes Caretaker Prime Minister


President Sardar Farooq Leghari, exercising his powers through the Eighth Amendment, dismissed Benazir Bhutto’s Government in November 1996, on charges of corruption and extra-judicial killings. After Benazir, Malik Meraj Khalid, Rector of the International Islamic University, was appointed as caretaker Prime Minister. The next elections were scheduled to be held on February 3, 1997.

Malik Meraj Khalid held the office of Prime Minister from November 5, 1996, to February 17, 1997.

This article was last updated on Sunday, June 01, 2003