The government has decided to appoint Latif Khosa to succeed the murdered governor of Punjab Salman Taseer, report said on Sunday. "Mr. Khosa has been appointed as Punjab governor," an official in Prime Minister House confirmed. The decision was taken after Khosa held two-hour long meeting with PM Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani in Islamabad. Khose has assured the PM Gilani of not repeating his past mistakes, sources said. He had also been called on President Zardari in Karachi for a decision to succeed Salman Taseer, the outspoken governor of Punjab, who was gunned down by one of his bodyguards in Capital on Tuesday for supporting changes in a blasphemy law. Choosing Khosa, a close aide of President Asif Ali Zardari and former Attorney General, could mean Zardari is seeking to cool temperatures with Nawaz Sharif.