Latif Khosa

Latif Khosa
سردار محمد لطیف کھوسہ
29th Governor of Punjab
In office
13 January 2011 – 22 December 2012
President Asif Ali Zardari
Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gillani
Preceded by Salmaan Taseer
Succeeded by Makhdoom Ahmed Mehmood
Attorney General of Pakistan
In office
19 August 2008 – 10 October 2009
President Asif Ali Zardari
Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gillani
Preceded by Malik Mohammad Qayyum
Succeeded by Anwar Mansoor Khan
Chairman Executive of Pakistan Bar Council
In office
3 June 1995 – 5 July 1998
Preceded by Abdus Samad Dogar
Succeeded by Mushtaq A. Memon
Personal details
Muhammad Latif Khosa

Dera Ghazi Khan, Punjab, Pakistan
Nationality Pakistani
Political party Pakistan People's Party
Spouse(s) Jamila Khosa
Noshaba Khosa
Children 7
Residence Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Alma mater Government College Lahore
Profession Lawyer

Muhammad Latif Khosa (Urdu: محمد لطیف کھوسہ‎) was the Governor of Punjab, and a politician representing Pakistan People's Party. A former senator and a former Attorney General of Pakistan, Latif Khosa was appointed as the Governor of Punjab by the President of Pakistan after the murder of late-Governor Salman Taseer on 11 January 2011.[1] He was appointed the attorney general on 19 August 2008.[2] Also served as chairman of the executive committee (CEC) of Pakistan Bar Council.[3] He co-authored an electoral fraud report with former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto shortly before her assassination in December 2007. Khosa was one of Bhutto's top aides.[4]

He belongs to Khosa tribe which is a Baloch tribe.[5]

Law career

Senator Khosa appeared before the acting Chief Justice Javaid Iqbal in a hearing over the handling of the Iftikhar Chaudry sacking issue.

Khosa has been the key instrument in running of the Government in Punjab in spite of issues between the two mainstream political parties PPP (Pakistan People's Party) and PML-N (Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz)

Attorney General

Soon after the PPP came to power after the 2008 elections Khosa was appointed attorney-general for Pakistan. He has also served as advisor of information technology of Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani.


On 20 July 2010, advisor to Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani on Information Technology Sardar Latif Khosa sent his resignation to the President after developing disagreements with the premier.


Khosa has been very active in bar politics and his group has won important Supreme Court Bar Association and Pakistan Bar Council elections over the last 30 years. He has been elected as the president of High Court Bar thrice and as member Pakistan Bar Council three times (15 years).

He has held the portfolios of a minister, advisor and attorney general in the Government of Pakistan and Governor of Punjab in that province.

Khosa was also instrumental in the lawyers' movement for the restoration of dozens of senior judges sacked by former military ruler Pervez Musharraf in 2007. The choice of his appointment came after the PPP acquiesced to the PML-N's 10-point agenda to improve performance of the federal government.[6]

Khosa was elected as the general secretary of Pakistan Peoples Party on 23 March 2013. He is also the chairman of the election monitoring cell of Pakistan Peoples Party.

Khosa has been invited to lecture on the subject of Politics, Diplomacy, Foreign Relations and International Law at universities across the globe.

Khosa's cousins include former governor Punjab Sirdar Zulfiqar Khosa; former Chief Minister Punjab Sirdar Dost Muhammad Khosa; former Inspector General Police Tariq Khosa; former federal secretary Nasir Khosa and Supreme Court Chief Justice Asif Khosa.[7]


  1. ^ Latif Khosa appointed as Governor Punjab Archived 12 January 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Sardar Latif Khosa to be new Attorney General " Archived 28 September 2011 at the Wayback Machine Associated Press of Pakistan, 19 August 2008
  3. ^ Chairman Executive PBC/
  4. ^ Pakistan government delays elections CNN, 15 February 2008
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  7. ^ "Khosa for all top slots".
Political offices
Preceded by
Salman Taseer
Governor of Punjab
13 Jan 2011 – 22 Dec 2012
Succeeded by
Syed Ahmed Mahmud