Mir Hazar Khan Khoso

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Mir Hazar Khan Khoso
میر ہزار خان کھوسو
Prime Minister of Pakistan
Acting
In office
25 March 2013 – 4 June 2013
President Asif Ali Zardari
Preceded by Raja Pervaiz Ashraf
Succeeded by Nawaz Sharif
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Acting
In office
4 April 2013 – 4 June 2013
Preceded by Hina Rabbani Khar
Succeeded by Nawaz Sharif
Minister of Finance
Acting
In office
4 April 2013 – 4 June 2013
Preceded by Saleem Mandviwalla
Succeeded by Ishaq Dar
Minister of Defence
Acting
In office
4 April 2013 – 4 June 2013
Preceded by Naveed Qamar
Succeeded by Nawaz Sharif
Personal details
Born (1929-09-30) 30 September 1929 (age 85)[1]
Goth Azam Khan, British India
(now Jafarabad, Pakistan)
Political party Independent
Alma mater University of Sindh
University of Karachi
Religion Islam

The Honorable Justice (R) Mir Hazar Khan Khoso (Urdu, Balochi: میر ہزار خان کھوسو) (born 30 September 1929), was the 23rd and caretaker Prime Minister of Pakistan, from 25 March 2013 to 5 June 2013. A jurist, Khoso is a retired Judge who previously served as the Chief Justice of the Federal Shariat Court and served as the interim Prime Minister ahead of the general elections scheduled in May 2013.[2][3]

Early life[edit]

Mir Hazar Khan Khoso was born in Goth Azam Khan village in the Jaffarabad District of the South-East Balochistan Province of Pakistan, on 30 September 1929. During his youth, Khoso took active participation in Pakistan Movement and noted Jinnah as his inspiration.[4][5]

Khoso attended the Sindh University in 1950 and graduated with BA degree in 1954 and after two years, Khoso secured a bachelor's degree in law from Karachi University.[1]

Judicial career[edit]

Khoso, who is known for his simplicity, began his professional career in 1957 as a lawyer of then West Pakistan Karachi Bench and then became a Supreme Court lawyer in 1980. He was chosen to become a judge at Balochistan High Court in 1977 and served that position for next two years. He was reappointed as an additional judge in March 1985 and he was confirmed as a permanent judge of the provincial high court in 1987.[6]

He was elevated as the chief justice of Balochistan High Court in 1989. He was appointed as Governor of Balochistan twice but for brief periods. Firstly he governed the province from 25 June until 12 July in 1990 and from 13 March 1991 until 13 July in 1991.[1] After reaching superannuation and thus retirement from the judicial services Khoso was appointed as a judge of the Federal Shariat Court that rules according to Islamic injunction. After assuming his new responsibilities in 1991 the next year he was promoted as the chief justice of the Shariat Court and continued to be so until 1994.[6]

Because of his integrity and clean reputation, Khoso currently serves as the Balochistan Chairman of the Zakat Council, a position that demands both uprightness and responsibility. Since long, Khoso has steered clear from politics, focusing mainly to his Zakat Council job.[1]

Prime Minister of Pakistan[edit]

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) appointed Khoso as the caretaker Prime Minister of Pakistan on 24 March 2013, out of four nominees coming from both the opposition and the dissolved government.[6] He took oath on 25 March 2013.[7]

Federal Cabinet[edit]

On 2 April 2013, fourteen-member caretaker federal cabinet, nominated by interim Khoso, took oath at the Presidency. President of Pakistan, Asif Ali Zardari, administerated the oath to the cabinet. Among the ministers sworn in included Arif Nizami, Sohail Wajahat H Siddique, Shahzada Ahsan Ashraf Sheikh, Malik Habib, Ahmer Bilal Soofi, Dr Musaddiq Malik, Maqbool HH Rahmatoola, Abdul Malik Kasi, Asadullah Mandokhel, Mir Hassan Domki, Dr Sania Nishtar, Feroze Jamal Shah Kakakhel, Dr Younis Soomro and Shahzada Jamal.[8] The interim cabinet includes seven members from the Punjab, three each from Sindh and Balochistan, and two from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.[9]

Personal life[edit]

He has three sons: Engineer Shafqat Khoso, Barkat Khoso and Advocate Amjad Khoso. His third son, Amjad, joined the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf.[2][10][11][12]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Pakistan: Who is Mir Hazar Khan Khoso?". Gulf News. 24 March 2013. Retrieved 24 March 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Justice (r) Mir Hazar Khan Khoso named interim PM of Pakistan". The Express Tribune. AFP/Web Desk. 24 March 2013. Retrieved 24 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "ECP appoints Justice (R) Mir Hazar Khan Khoso as caretaker PM". Geo TV. 17 March 2013. Retrieved 24 March 2013. 
  4. ^ Khoso, His excellency, Mir Hazar Khan. "Prime Minister Justice (Retd.) Mir Hazar Khoso's Address to the Nation". Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC). Radio Pakistan. Retrieved 3 May 2013. 
  5. ^ Islamabad (3 May 2013). "PM Khosa assures holding of free, fair, peaceful elections". Jang News, 2013 (in Urdu). Retrieved 3 May 2013. 
  6. ^ a b c "ECP selects Mir Hazar Khan Khoso as caretaker PM". Dawn (Pakistan Herald Publications). 24 March 2013. Retrieved 25 March 2013. 
  7. ^ "Pakistan's caretaker PM Mir Hazar Khan Khoso sworn in". BBC News. 25 March 2013. Retrieved 25 March 2013. 
  8. ^ Hussain, Tayyab (2 April 2013). "14-member federal cabinet takes oath". Pakistan Today. Retrieved 3 April 2013. 
  9. ^ "14-member caretaker cabinet takes oath". The News International. 3 April 2013. Retrieved 3 April 2013. 
  10. ^ "ECP selects caretaker PM". The News International. Thenews.com. 24 March 2013. Retrieved 24 March 2013. 
  11. ^ "ECP appoints Mir Hazar Khan Khoso as caretaker PM". The Nation. 24 March 2013. Retrieved 24 March 2013. 
  12. ^ "Provincial Assembly of Balochistan, Members Directory". Government of Balochistan. Retrieved 24 March 2013. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Raja Pervaiz Ashraf
Prime Minister of Pakistan
Acting

2013
Succeeded by
Nawaz Sharif
Preceded by
Hina Rabbani Khar
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Acting

2013
Succeeded by
Sartaj Aziz
Acting
Preceded by
Saleem Mandviwalla
Minister of Finance
Acting

2013
Succeeded by
Ishaq Dar
Preceded by
Naveed Qamar
Minister of Defence
Acting

2013
Succeeded by
Nisar Ali Khan