ISLAMABAD: Caretaker Prime Minister Justice ® Mir Hazar Khan Khoso took oath as sixth caretaker Prime Minister of the country here on Monday.
President Asif Ali Zardari administered the oath to Mir Hazar Khan Khoso at a special ceremony held at Aiwan-e-Sadr. The event was attended by leaders of different political parties, Senators, Speaker National Assembly, former parliamentarians, ministers and diplomats. Former Prime Ministers Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani and Raja Pervez Ashraf and Services Chiefs also attended the ceremony. After the ceremony the guests greeted the new prime minister. Justice ® Mir Hazar Khan Khoso is the sixth caretaker Prime Minister of Pakistan who will lead the country till the next general elections scheduled to be held on May 11.
Previous five caretaker prime ministers of Pakistan were Ghulam Mustafa Khan Jatoi from August 6, 1990 to November 6, 1990, Mir Balakh Sher Mazari from April 18, 1993 to May 26, 1993, Moin Qureshi from July 8, 1993 to October 19, 1993, Malik Meraj Khalid from October 6, 1996 to February 17, 1997 and Muhammad Mian Soomro from November 16, 2007 to March 24, 2008.Justice Retd Mir Hazar Khan Khoso was born on 30th September, 1929 in Village Azam Khan , District Jaffarabad , Balochistan and graduated from University of Sindh in 1954 and passed LL.B in 1956 from University of Karachi.
He joined the legal profession in 1957 and enrolled as Advocate of High Court of West Pakistan Karachi Bench in 1959 and Advocate of Supreme Court of Pakistan in 1980.He was elevated as Additional Judge of Balochistan High Court on 20th June 1977 to June 1979 and again elevated as Additional Judge on 31st March 1985.He was appointed as Permanent Judge of the Balochistan High Court on 31st March 1987 and appointed as Chief Justice of Balochistan High Court on 13th December 1989.
He also remained Acting Governor Balochistan from 25th June 1990 to 12th July 1990 and from 13th March, 1991 to 13th July, 1991.Justice Mir Hazar Khan Khoso retired as Chief Justice High Court of Balochistan on 29th September, 1991 .He was appointed Judge of Federal Shariat Court on October 18 1991 and elevated as Chief Justice of the Federal Shariat Court on 17th November, 1992 and held his office up to July 8, 1994. – APP