Mir Hazar Khan Khoso

Mir Hazar Khan Khoso (Urdu, Balochi: میر ہزار خان کھوسو‎) (30 September 1929 – 26 June 2021)[2] was a Pakistani jurist who was the caretaker prime minister of Pakistan from 25 March to 5 June 2013. Khoso was a 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.[3][4]

Mir Hazar Khan Khoso
میر ہزار خان کھوسو
Mir Hazar Khan Khoso.jpg
Prime Minister of Pakistan
Caretaker
In office
25 March 2013 – 5 June 2013
PresidentAsif Ali Zardari
Preceded byRaja Pervaiz Ashraf
Succeeded byNawaz Sharif
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Caretaker
In office
4 April 2013 – 4 June 2013
Preceded byHina Rabbani Khar
Succeeded byNawaz Sharif
Minister of Finance
Caretaker
In office
4 April 2013 – 4 June 2013
Preceded bySaleem Mandviwalla
Succeeded byIshaq Dar
Minister of Defence
Caretaker
In office
5 April 2013 – 4 June 2013
Preceded byNaveed Qamar
Succeeded byNawaz Sharif
Chief Justice of the Federal Shariat Court
In office
17 November 1992 – 18 July 1994
Personal details
Born(1929-09-30)30 September 1929[1]
Goth Azam Khan, Sibi District, Balochistan, British India
Died26 June 2021(2021-06-26) (aged 91)
Quetta, Balochistan, Pakistan
Cause of deathMyocardial infarction
Political partyIndependent
Alma materUniversity of Sindh
University of Karachi

Personal lifeEdit

Khoso was born in Goth Azam Khan village in the Jaffarabad District of the South-East Balochistan Province of Pakistan, on 30 September 1929.[5] During his youth, Khoso participated actively in the Pakistan Movement and noted Jinnah as his inspiration.[6][7]

Khoso attended the Sindh University in 1950 and graduated with BA degree in 1954. After two years, Khoso secured a bachelor's degree in law from Karachi University. He was public prosecutor at Jacobabad, Sindh from 1966 to 1976. He was a professor in Government at Law College Quetta, Balochistan. He was also selected as a judge of the Supreme Court Pakistan from 1994 to 1996. He was also a member of Pakistan Public Service Commission from 1986 to 2001. He was chairman of the Sacked Employees Board for reinstatement.[1]

Khoso died on 26 June 2021 at the age of 91.[8][9][10]

Judicial careerEdit

Khoso 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 in that position for the next two years. He was reappointed an additional judge in March 1985 and was confirmed as a permanent judge of the provincial high court in 1987.[11] He was elevated as the chief justice of Balochistan High Court in 1989. He was appointed Governor of Balochistan twice but for brief periods. Firstly, he governed the province from 25 June until 12 July in 1990, and then from 13 March 1991 until 13 July in 1991.[1]

After reaching superannuation and thus retirement from the judicial services, Khoso was appointed 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 in this position till 1994.[11] Khoso served as the Balochistan Chairman of the Zakat Council. For a long time, Khoso steered clear of politics, focusing mainly on his responsibilities at the Zakat Council. Due to his efforts, his home-district (Jaffarabad) has two Session Courts.[1] Khoso fought for rights for females to become educated.[3][12][13][14]

Prime Minister of PakistanEdit

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.[11] He took oath on 25 March 2013.[15]

Federal cabinetEdit

On 2 April 2013, the fourteen-member caretaker federal cabinet, as nominated by Khoso, took their oath administered by President Asif Ali Zardari at the Aiwan-e-Sadr in Islamabad. 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.[16] The interim cabinet included seven members from the Punjab, three each from Sindh and Balochistan, and two from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.[17] The Khoso caretaker ministry served till the Third Sharif ministry took office after general elections in May 2013.[18]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Pakistan: Who is Mir Hazar Khan Khoso?". Gulf News. 24 March 2013. Retrieved 24 March 2013.
  2. ^ Profile of Mir Hazar Khan Khoso
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ "ECP appoints Justice (R) Mir Hazar Khan Khoso as caretaker PM". Geo TV. 17 March 2013. Archived from the original on 27 March 2013. Retrieved 24 March 2013.
  5. ^ "Former caretaker premier Mir Hazar Khan Khoso passes away". The Express Tribune. 26 June 2021. Retrieved 30 June 2021.
  6. ^ Khoso, His excellency, Mir Hazar Khan. "Prime Minister Justice (Retd.) Mir Hazar Khoso's Address to the Nation". Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC). Radio Pakistan. Archived from the original on 10 May 2013. Retrieved 3 May 2013.
  7. ^ Islamabad (3 May 2013). "PM Khosa assures holding of free, fair, peaceful elections". Jang News, 2013 (in Urdu). Archived from the original on 4 May 2013. Retrieved 3 May 2013.
  8. ^ "Former caretaker premier Mir Hazar Khan Khoso passes away". The Express Tribune. 26 June 2021. Retrieved 26 June 2021.
  9. ^ "Former caretaker PM Mir Hazar Khan Khoso passes away at 92". www.geo.tv. 26 June 2021. Retrieved 26 June 2021.
  10. ^ "Former caretaker PM Mir Hazar Khoso passes away". The Nation. 26 June 2021. Retrieved 26 June 2021.
  11. ^ a b c "ECP selects Mir Hazar Khan Khoso as caretaker PM". Dawn. Pakistan Herald Publications. 24 March 2013. Retrieved 25 March 2013.
  12. ^ "ECP selects caretaker PM". The News International. Thenews.com. 24 March 2013. Retrieved 24 March 2013.
  13. ^ "ECP appoints Mir Hazar Khan Khoso as caretaker PM". The Nation. 24 March 2013. Archived from the original on 24 March 2013. Retrieved 24 March 2013.
  14. ^ "Provincial Assembly of Balochistan, Members Directory". Government of Balochistan. Retrieved 24 March 2013.
  15. ^ "Pakistan's caretaker PM Mir Hazar Khan Khoso sworn in". BBC News. 25 March 2013. Retrieved 25 March 2013.
  16. ^ Hussain, Tayyab (2 April 2013). "14-member federal cabinet takes oath". Pakistan Today. Retrieved 3 April 2013.
  17. ^ "14-member caretaker cabinet takes oath". The News International. 3 April 2013. Retrieved 3 April 2013.
  18. ^ "Ex-premier Mir Hazar Khan Khoso breathes his last in Quetta". The Frontier Post. 26 June 2021. Retrieved 30 June 2021.

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