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Caretaker Prime Minister Justice (retd) Mir Hazar Khan Khoso. – File Photo
Caretaker Prime Minister Justice (retd) Mir Hazar Khan Khoso. – File Photo

KARACHI: In a highly controversial move, Caretaker Prime Minister Justice (retd) Mir Hazar Khan Khoso has approved one prohibited bore and four non-prohibited bore arms licences for himself and all the caretaker cabinet members.

The summary in this regard was moved by the outgoing Interior Minister Malik Habib few days ago. But the caretaker prime minister approved the summary on Tuesday morning, hours before he was awarded guard of honour at the PM House.

The caretaker premier has left the official residence as the newly elected National Assembly is set to elect Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif for the third term on Wednesday.

The award of arms licences have raised eye brows at the bureaucracy but no one had objected to the move.

Interestingly, only Caretaker Law Minister Ahmer Bilal Soofi has refused the licences saying he did not need them.

In another ill-timed decision, Khoso had approved deputation of 100 officers from Balochistan, his home province, to various ministries, divisions and departments of the federal government in grades 17 and above on Monday.

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M.Yaseen Jun 05, 2013 12:15am

He should also himself to take with him the available cash resources in treasury.

Iqbal Hussain Jun 05, 2013 01:26am

Ganga behti hai, Khoso sahib haath dho dalo...Sab Pakistan ko loot chuke ab aap baki they, aap bhi garib awan ke khoon se bahe rahi naddi mein haath dho dalo..Wahre Pakistan teri kismet, ek sey ek badhkar shaytan hukumat mein aa rahe hai...aur ab bhi aatey rahenge...Allah hafiz. Iqbal Hussain. (USA)

Snoop Dog Jun 05, 2013 03:15am

He is a chip of the same old corrupt block. Good riddance to him after one day.

K.A.Muhammad Jun 05, 2013 05:46am

This person had been preferred over two other persons as suggested/proposed by the political parties. One of them was a justice and respected as a person of integrity.

Now, whom should the public hold responsible for his such irresponsible actions even after the general elections having been held, official results announced and new government is to come into authority?

Should it be wisdom of the authority giving approval to appoint this man as caretaker Prime minister, or lack of it by the same authority?

Mr. Khosa, do you really think and believe that, what you are doing is rational and justified?

Analytically, your actions goes to prove that, once in Prime Minister's Chair, one cannot even imagine, let alone think of logic and reasoning. It is just the Power of Position that is to be used and execised!

xulf Jun 05, 2013 05:56am

At his age Khosa should have the decency to do the right thing...but I guess he is thinking of living another hundred year or perhaps he has given the proof that corruption is in our genes!!

Fayyaz Jun 05, 2013 11:08am

Everyone wants a fair share in the loot------

waseem Jun 05, 2013 11:15am

Q: How to loose respect ? A: Act like Mr. Khoso.

muzammil ullah khan Jun 05, 2013 11:21am

They are all the same ! Judge or no judge they will take the most benefit out of any opportunity . I remember some one got his son to get into police department as ASP even though he did not merit to be there and then covered the back side of the same son in a multi million dollar scam ! Then there was a little matter of false petrol receipts of Rs 500,000.00 . Then there is the case of the just concluded elections under the supervision of the judiciary which were riddled with corruption . Then there is this great desire of all our judges to hit the head lines by pronouncing very cutting remarks during the proceedings of various cases which are fodder for our hungry press . After all we are pure blood Pakistanis , all of us , and there are very very few people like Justice Kayani or Justice Cornelius amongst us .

Shehzad Zafar Jun 05, 2013 11:56am

What is highly controversial in this.

Naila Jun 05, 2013 12:41pm

No surprise; Just a judge doing 'justice', in the usual Pakistan-style!

M. Anwar Qureshi Jun 05, 2013 12:57pm

NAB or the incoming new govt of PMLN must hold Khoso accountable for his ill times actions; most of them have been overturned by the Honourable Supreme Court of Pakistan. Licenses award must be reversed as well; hats off to Mr. A. Bilal Soofi who refused to accept the weapons licenses. What about the tacit Info Minister Nizami; old man keep up your reputation!!!!

MJ Syed Jun 05, 2013 01:07pm

Don't we have even one completely upright person in our unfortunate country?

Jamshed Khan Jun 05, 2013 01:18pm

What a crook - done so much in such a short time. You are old and frail. You should be spending your time praying and getting ready to meet the Lord, instead of indulging yourself in worldly affairs.

Patriot Jun 05, 2013 01:20pm

What a strange decision - totally in footsteps of our regular rulers? When will our rulers - caretakers or otherwise- learn to stay away from such self serving actions. Already there are too many weapons-legal or otherwise-in the society leading to so many ills and crime in the society.

Adnan Anwar Jun 05, 2013 05:57pm

Useless PM as he was and this clearly show.

H L Jun 05, 2013 06:04pm


HONEST BELIEF Jun 05, 2013 10:03pm

@K.A.Muhammad: The Chief Justice of Pakistan normally takes suo moto notice of all trivial things occuring in Pakistan. Is he going to put a judge behind bars?? He could not fairly try his own son. What more can we expect from the justice system??