Mohsin Khan will continue as interim Pakistan cricket coach for next month's test and one-day series against England in the United Arab Emirates.
Mohsin had been chief selector when the PCB appointed him as interim coach in September after the resignation of head coach, Waqar Younis.
The former test batsman has coached Pakistan to series wins over Sri Lanka and Bangladesh since taking charge.
Dav Whatmore, who has previously coached Sri Lanka and Bangladesh teams, was confirmed by the PCB as a leading candidate for the position of head coach.
The PCB is also hopeful international cricket would resume in Pakistan next year with a tour by Bangladesh.
No test playing nation has toured Pakistan since an attack on the Sri Lankan team bus in Lahore in 2009 which killed seven people.