Latif Khosa likely to be appointed governor of Punjab: Soomro

Published: January 8, 2011
Advisor to the president says Latif Khosa is likely to be appointed governor of Punjab.

Advisor to the president says Latif Khosa is likely to be appointed governor of Punjab.

President Asif Ali Zardari is likely to appoint Former Attorney General Sardar Latif Khosa as the new Punjab governor, according to Advisor to the President Qayyum Soomro.

Soomro informed Express News that the notification is expected to be issued by tomorrow (Sunday). Soomro said that the decision was made after considering various names for the vacant post.

Meanwhile, Latif Khosa said that the president has invited him in Karachi tomorrow. He said that the matter will be clearer by this evening.

The position of Governor of Punjab has been vacant since the assassination of Salmaan Taseer on Tuesday when he was shot by one of his own guards, Malik Mumtaz Hussain Qari, in an upmarket neighbourhood of Islamabad.

According to Article 101 of the Constitution, the president nominates the governor who stays in office until the president notifies otherwise. If, due to absence from the country or for any other cause, the governor is unable to perform his duties, the speaker of the province or any nominee of the president, shall perform the functions until the governor returns.

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  • Saad Duraiz
    Jan 8, 2011 - 4:46PM

    Latif Khosa for Gov. Punjab?! somebody shoot me, i’ve seen it all now!Recommend

  • Jan 8, 2011 - 5:47PM

    Are you serious? This crony is being ‘upgraded’?Recommend

  • Beatle
    Jan 8, 2011 - 6:30PM

    @ Saad Duraize: Be brave man. Help yourselves ! Recommend

  • MAD
    Jan 8, 2011 - 6:55PM

    You have got to be kidding me.Recommend

  • Irfan Rana
    Jan 8, 2011 - 7:43PM

    It is rumour not news.Recommend

  • Anoop
    Jan 8, 2011 - 10:37PM

    Advice: Ignore all the existential problems Pakistan faces and be a rubber-stamp Governor, you will be fine and will live.Recommend

  • Aftab Kenneth Wilson
    Jan 8, 2011 - 11:59PM

    The best choice will be Chaudhry Pervaiz Ellahi. If it is possible from the constitutional point of view then I shall recommend either the present home minister of Sindh or a firebrand from MQM. Mr. Latif Khosa will only be a joke and so will be the law minister Mr. Babar Awan. Yes, Moulana Fazal ur Rehman can also be a good choice. Please don’t appoint any lame duck from PPP (Punjab Chapter).Recommend

  • manzoor
    Jan 9, 2011 - 12:22AM

    If PPP has sanity, it should appoint Aitzaz Ahsan but he wont be appointed as he wont serve as crony. So Kosa being crony can be expected to be Governor of Punjab…..Recommend

  • zil
    Jan 9, 2011 - 1:52AM

    best choice ever,this person can be the center of powerRecommend

  • Hafiz shah Ali
    Jan 9, 2011 - 10:20AM

    Was he not dismissed as Attorney General and Supreme Court had initiated bribery case against him?

    What is happening to this beloved country. I say enough is enoughRecommend

  • Aftab Kenneth Wilson
    Jan 9, 2011 - 9:29PM

    I would again stress not to appoint him because he is thorn in the eyes of Judiciary. Moreover there are some cases pending against him. Better to go for someone else whom at least judiciary shows some respect. He can not be alternative to late Mr. Taseer. Put some strong candidate who can give tit for tat reply with conviction on some vital issues which PML-N raises time and again out of no proportion.Recommend

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