ISLAMABAD – The ruling coalition decided on Tuesday to constitute a three-member committee to finalise the date for dissolution of the National Assembly after consultation with all stakeholders within a week.During the meeting at Awan-i-Sadr, the coalition partners resolved that elections would be held on time, besides discussing the caretaker setups at the centre and in provinces.Law Minister Farooq H Naek gave a briefing to the meeting on the legal and constitutional aspects of the dissolution of assemblies and holding elections for national and provincial assemblies on the same day.PPP leader Syed Khursheed Shah will head the three-member committee which has the representation of coalition partners to finalise the date for the dissolution of the National Assembly.Sources told TheNation that coalition partners stressed that the government should complete its term stipulated in the Constitution. The decisions to extend the National Assembly session for another week and calling it again on 18 February were aimed at achieving this goal.Though the coalition partners refrained themselves from suggesting any name for the caretaker prime minister, sources said that President Asif Ali Zardari had given his reflection on some of the names floated by the opposition leader and it was decided that another meeting of the coalition partners would be called to discuss the matter.Sources said that coalition partners opined that the caretaker prime minister must be a person of unquestionable character. “It was the tacit understanding between the political forces that both the government and opposition should evolve consensus on a common name which would eventually be proposed by both the sides in their lists to make it a win-win situation for all.”Another major issue of the meeting was the divergent viewpoint of the coalition partners on the formation of new provinces in the country.The ANP leaders came up with outright rejection to the demand of the Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid leaders who wanted another recommendation in the commission’s report that future government should work on the creation of Hazara Province.Due to the argument, the proposed bill for creation of Bahawalpur Janoobi Punjab province would be deferred for a few days and during this period the PPP leaders would try to bring the coalition partners on the same page. However, it was decided that the recommendations of the commission would be submitted to the National Assembly Secretariat until Thursday.The MQM leaders were also vocal about the creation of Hazara Province.The PPP attempted to pacify the coalition partners and it was agreed that there should be no mention for creation of any other province unless the respective provincial assembly would come up with a formal request for it with the two-third majority. Dr Farooq Sattar, Raza Haroon and Ms Nasreen Jalil from the MQM, Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain and Mushahid Hussain Syed from the PML-Q, Haji Adeel and Afrasiab Khattak from the ANP and Munir Orakzai and Hamidullah Jan Afridi from Fata represented their parties.