Caretaker prime minister to address nation tonight

Published: May 3, 2013
Caretaker Prime Minister Mir Hazar Khan Khoso. PHOTO: FILE

Caretaker Prime Minister Mir Hazar Khan Khoso. PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD: Caretaker Prime Minister Mir Hazar Khan Khoso will address the nation at night, reported Express News on Friday.

According to Geo News, the address will begin at 8:30pm live and will be aired on all media channels. Radio Pakistan announced that the address will also be broadcast on radio.

As the country edges closer to the historic May 11 polls, the Election Commission of Pakistan and interim government cannot see eye-to-eye on whose responsibility it is to provide the security needed to ensure peaceful and transparent elections.

With pre-poll violence continuing unabated, the ECP on Thursday declined caretaker Prime Minister Mir Hazar Khan Khoso’s decision to place the administrative control of the National Crisis Management Cell, presently working under the interior ministry, at the disposal of the election commission.

Security of candidates, polling stations and citizens remains doubtful with the recent wave of attacks that have terrorized the political scenario in the country.

Justice (retd) Mir Hazar Khan Khoso was born on September 30, 1929 and is the 23rd caretaker Prime Minister of Pakistan. He was appointed as caretaker PM by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on March 25.

A jurist, Khoso is a retired Judge who previously served as the Chief Justice of the Federal Shariah Court.


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Reader Comments (12)

  • Nadir
    May 3, 2013 - 2:50PM

    I hope he calls on the Army to take charge!


  • Khan
    May 3, 2013 - 3:08PM

    Now that will be funny. I never knew this guy can even speak.


  • A Pakistani
    May 3, 2013 - 3:11PM

    @ Nadir: I second that.


  • Saleem
    May 3, 2013 - 3:30PM

    Who cares. YAWN.Recommend

  • khi
    May 3, 2013 - 3:48PM

    I guess he’s finally managed to find out who the governors of each province are.


  • Mohammad Ali Siddiqui
    May 3, 2013 - 3:53PM

    On this occasion, I am remembering the the speech of Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain when he become the caretaker Prime Minister of Pakistan.


  • ozz10
    May 3, 2013 - 5:15PM

    Meray azeez hamwatano,

    Pakistan aaj tareekh k aik bohat ahem mor se guzar raha hai …..
    hum ne aaj aik faisla kerna hai ….

    You know the rest !!!


  • Moeen
    May 3, 2013 - 5:46PM

    may be…..Meray azeez hamwatano,..(not again)
    may be…. polls delay due to security concern (due to namaloom afraaad)
    may be…. against CEC fakhru bhai for not taking crises management cell control
    or there are long lines of conspiracies circling my mind….
    hope for the best..may Allah protect this country…


  • Chowkidar
    May 3, 2013 - 5:53PM

    I think the PM should also invite the CEC to join him in the address. Cool pair.


  • Rakhshanda
    May 3, 2013 - 7:32PM

    Right in the middle of Zindagi Gulzar Hai! What is wrong with him!!!!?????


  • k. Salim Jahangir
    May 3, 2013 - 8:13PM

    He has nothing to say? He is only his master’s voice.These are the worst elections ever held in Pakistan???????


  • Mudassir
    May 3, 2013 - 9:28PM

    where is PM. when he will deliver his speech? its 930 now


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