ECP picks Khoso as caretaker PM

ISLAMABAD, March 24: Chief Election Commissioner Fakhruddin G. Ibrahim announced on Sunday the name of Justice (retd) Mir Hazar Khan Khoso as caretaker prime minister for the upcoming elections, DawnNews reported. khoso2The name for justice (retd) Khoso was finalised after four memeber of the ECP voted in favour of him whereas only one member had voted against him, Justice (retd) Fakhruddin G Ibrahim told media personnel. The ECP came to the decision on the second day of deliberations between its members after the parliamentary committee formed over the issue failed to reach a consensus. Sources had said that after the ECP’s first day of meeting , Justice Ebrahim and Justice Rahman found the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP)’s second nominee, retired Justice Mir Hazar Khoso, as the most suitable candidate, whereas Justice Kiani and Justice Khan wanted the office to go to the PML-N’s first nominee, retired Justice Nasir Aslam Zahid. The PPP had forwarded the names of Justice (retd) Mir Hazar Khan Khoso and former State Bank Governor Dr Ishrat Hussain whereas the Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) had put forward the names of Justice (retd) Nasir Aslam Zahid and Rasool Baksh Palijo., after consultations with the government and opposition parties respectively.]]>

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