After the elections of 18th February, Southern Punjab’s destiny has opened up. The Prime Minister and the chief minister of Punjab, both belong from this area. The new Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gillani belongs to Multan City, while Dost Mohammad Khosa, the interim chief minister belongs to Dera Ghazi Khan.
Sardar Dost Mohammad Khosa is the youngest son of Sardar Zulfiqar Ali Khan Khosa, who is the former governer of Punjab and a prominent leader of PML-N and holds the slot of provincial president of PML-N in Punjab. Zulfiqar Ali Khan became governer in 1999 and he left the seat of MPA, and his son Dost Mohammad Khosa became MPA on his seat from Dera Ghazi Khan.
This was the entry point for Dost Mohammad Khosa in the politics. He is the youngest of three brothers. The eldest brother is Hassam uddin Khosa doesn’t have anything to do with the politics, while the second number brother is Sardar Saifuddin Khosa who is MNA from the Dera area. Sardar Saif defeated Sardar Owais Ahmad Khan Leghari, who is the former federal minister for Information Technology and who is the son of former president Sardar Farooq Ahmad Khan Leghari.
Dost Mohammad Khosa has remained chairman district council for two times. He has also remained district Nazim of his area, but left the Nizamat for the party. He is just 32 years of age. His home town is Bahadur Garh, near Dera Ghazi Khan. Bahadur Garh is on the name of the great grand father of Dost Khosa, Sardar Bahadur Khan Khosa. There is also a castle in this town, where the grand father of Dost Khosa was murdered by his step-brother.
Though this Dera area has provided a President, chief minister, governer and many provincial ministers but it has remained a very backward area, and now the people of area hope that Dost Mohammad Khosa would improve their lives.