میاں محمد سومرو نے 16 نومبر 2007ء کو پاکستان کے نگران وزیراعظم کا حلف اٹھایا۔ اس سے پہلے آپ چیئرمین سینیٹ پاکستان تھے۔ پیشے کے اعتبار سے بینکار رہے ہیں۔ بینکاری ہی کے دوران بعض اخبارات کے مطابق ان پر فراڈ کا الزام بھی لگا تھا۔
جناب کے پہلے اقدامات میں بلٹ پروف گاڑیوں کی ملک میں درآمد پر محصول کی چھوٹ کا اعلان ہے۔ اس سے قبل جب وہ قائم مقام صدر بنے تھے تو انہوں نے سینیٹ کے چیئرمین اور ان کے پورے خاندان کے لیے خصوصی مراعات منظور کی تھیں۔ جس میں تاحیات پروٹوکول اور ڈپلومیٹ پاسپورٹ شامل تھے۔
میاں محمد سومرونے 18 اگست 2008ء کو پاکستان کی قائم مقام صدر کا عہدہ سنبھال لیا۔
Muhammad Mian Soomro (Sindhi: محمد میاں سومرو) (born August 19, 1950) is a Pakistani politician who has been the Chairman of the Senate of Pakistan since 2003. Soomro comes from a renowned political family of Sindh province that has been active in public life since 1923. His father, the late Ahmad Mian Soomro, was a seasoned parliamentarian who was Deputy Speaker of the West Pakistan Assembly and a member of the Senate and helped establish the Senate Committee Systems. He is grandson of Khan Bahadur Haji Moula Bux Soomro, a great political figure. He was the 16th Prime Minister of Pakistan from November 16, 2007 to March 25, 2008 and became the Acting President of Pakistan upon the resignation of Pervez Musharraf on August 18, 2008.
Soomro's public service role started with his appointment as the Governor of Sindh on 25 May 2000.
Chairman of the Senate
Soomro resigned from the office of Sindh Governor on 26 December 2002 to contest the Senate elections. He was elected as a Senator on 23 February 2003 and was subsequently elected as Chairman of the Senate on 12 March 2003.
Caretaker Prime Minister
Soomro was appointed as caretaker prime minister on 15 November 2007, at the expiration of the term of the previous prime minister, Shaukat Aziz, ahead of a new parliamentary election.
On 16 November, Soomro was sworn in as prime minister by President Pervez Musharraf. His term ended on 25 March 2008, when Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani was sworn in as prime minister.
President of Pakistan
As required by the constitution, Soomro (in his position as Chairman of the Senate) automatically became President on 18 August 2008, upon the resignation of Musharraf. The constitution also required that a new President be elected by Parliament within 30 days. Asif Ali Zardari was elected President and subsequently sworn in on 9 September 2008, succeeding Soomro.
Trustee of ILM Trust and Member of UMT Board of Governors
Soomro is a trustee of ILM Trust and member of UMT Board of Governors. UMT is a private-sector university located in Lahore, Pakistan.
September 14, 2010