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ECP selects caretaker PM
 


March 24, 2013 - Updated 1225 PKT
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ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan has selected Mir Hazar Khan Khoso from Balochistan to serve as the caretaker prime minister.

 

On its second day of deliberations, the Election Commission gave its verdict in favour of the government nominee Justice (retired) Mir Hazar Khan Khoso. The decision was taken by majority votes as member from Punjab Justice (retired) Riaz Kiyani differing from the decision wrote a note of dissent on the order.

 

The ECP session was chaired by the Chief Election Commissioner Fakhruddin G. Ebrahim while all four members representing the four provinces were in attendance.

 

Speaking to the media upon arrival at the Election Commission, the member from Sindh Roshan Essani said that all the ECP members are respectable and that the decision will be unanimous or by majority vote.

 

Parliamentary Committee failed to reach consensus

 

Earlier, the parliamentary committee failed to decide on a caretaker prime minister even after three consecutive days of vigorous discussions, following which the matter automatically fell into the ECP's court to be decided.

 

Justice (R) Mir Hazar Khan Khoso

 

Mir Hazar Khan Khoso was born in Jafferabad in September 1929 and later graduated from Sindh University. He was considered a competent lawyer and well versed in different fields of law.

 

Mir Hazar Khan Khoso became a judge of the Balochistan High Court (BHC) in 1977 and has served as BHC chief justice from 1990-1991

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Reader Comments
The decision of the ECP is in accordance with the constitution of Pakistan. We should honor the decision. Now no party or person has any right to criticize the decision of the ECP. Who so ever is the prime minister, nobody would dare this time to change or effect the results of the forthcoming elections.

Rana Ashiq
Pakistan
As if retired judges were not enough, we are selecting judges Who retired a generation ago. Judge F.G. Ibrahim has already failed his first test. Why did he not question the government for cancelling the permit issued to General Musharraf's party for a rally on 24th March? Does the good judge read the newspapers? Can he read newspapers? Does he remember much?

Mustafa Razavi
Pakistan
Of the people's Party, for the People's Party by the People's Party.

Mustafa Razavi
Pakistan
LETS HOPE FOR THE BEST FOR PAKISTAN.NO ONE CAN BE PERFECT.NO ONE CAN MAKE EVERY ONE SATISFIED.SO NO DISCUSSION FURTHER

TANVIR
Pakistan
Cheif election commissioner, care taker PM and many other key figures that are supposed to be guaranters for free and fair elections are above eighty years old. At this age one looses strenght and capacity to work even under normal conditions, how can these respected old people act powerfully and wisely when their bodies dont allow them to do so physically-aging factor?

sajid
Denmark
Thanks Allah,that caretaker prime minister is appointed.now the primary duty of this prime minister is to organised a transparent election.

ubaid
Pakistan
What a shame we could not find a younger person in a population 20 crores,how can a 85 year old ( who must be on the verge of losing memory)deliver? what is wrong with the ECP

Iqbal
Saudi Arabia
What a mockery of the system. The jokers at ECP have done their job, returning Zardari the favour he bestowed upon them by appointing them to the ECP. They very conveniently sidelined the most competent person in the field, Dr. Ishrat Hussain, and selected the preferred nominee of the sitting government. This is another example of incompetence at the highest echelons of governance in Pakistan. The PPP is a bunch of rogues while the PML (N) is a coterie of nincompoops. God help the country!

Saeed Akhtar
Pakistan
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