Former CJP from Sawat to be Sworn as Caretaker Prime Minister

ISLOO: The oath taking ceremony of nominated caretaker prime minister Justice (retd) Nasirul Mulk will be held at presidency in Islamabad on Friday.

Nasir-ul-Mulk was born in tourist locality Swat, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, on 17 August 1950. He hails from a wealthy and politically influential Paracha family in Swat; his father Kamran Khan was a politician who served as Senator in Senate between 1973 and 1977.

Justice Nasirul Mulk took oath as Chief Justice of Pakistan in July 2014 and served in the capacity for about a year.

The PML-N completed its five years term in office tonight. Unlike in 2013, the government and opposition this time picked up a consensus candidate for the office of caretaker prime minister.

Justice (retd) Mulk’s nomination for the position was hailed almost by all major political parties.

Earlier, Nasir rendered nine years of laudable service as Justice of the apex court. During his tenure as judge of the Supreme Court, he was nominated as acting Chief Election Commissioner of Pakistan.

His advent into the judiciary began with a series of legal appointments that eventually led to his nomination as a judge. In 1991, he was elected as the secretary general of Peshawar High Court Bar Association and then elected twice as the President of High Court Bar Association in 1990 and 1993.

He was appointed as the Advocate General of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in 1993 and as Judge of Peshawar High Court in 1994. In July 2004, Justice Nasirul Mulk was elevated as Chief Justice of Peshawar High Court.

He will be the seventh caretaker prime minister of Pakistan. He was unanimously nominated as caretaker prime minister by the government and opposition.


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