Islamabad   - President  Zardari has welcomed the nomination of Justice (r) Mir Hazar Khan Khoso as the caretaker Prime Minister by the Election Commission. Senator Farhatullah Babar quoted the President as stating that the nomination of Khoso was a culmination of a part of the constitutional process.

 to ensure free and fair elections and will be welcomed by all across the political divide.

The President said that the forthcoming general elections under a caretaker neutral set up selected under the Constitutional process and an independent and empowered election Commission duly empowered by the Parliament for the first time in the country's history was a very significant and welcome development that should help in banishing the specter of manipulated power transfer.

The President also asked the people to exercise their right to vote and elect their representatives who best represented their hopes, aspirations and priorities.