Who is caretaker prime minister Justice (r) Nasirul Mulk?

Arif Qureshi

Islamabad: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Leader of the Opposition Khursheed ahamad Shah jointly announced at a press conference in Islamabad on Monday, the former chief justice Nasirul Mulk as the caretaker prime minister of Pakistan. justice Nasirul Mulk will remained care taker prime minister till the next elections, and the main duty of the care taker prime minister is to conduct the fair and free elections which will be held on 25th July, 2018.

Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk, who has been appointed as Pakistan’s 7th caretaker Prime Minister, was born on August 17, 1950, in Mingora, Swat valley of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk has acquired a Bachelor’s degree in law (LLB) from Peshawar University in 1972. He later went to United Kingdom to do his Master’s (LLM) at the Inner Temple, where he qualified as bar-in-law in 1976. he started his career as lawyer form Peshawar and elected as secretary general, Peshawar High Court Bar Association in 1981.

Before his appointment as judge of the Peshawar High Court on June 4, 1994, he served as advocate general of K-P for a year. He was elevated as chief justice of Peshawar High Court on May 31, 2004, and as a Supreme Court judge on April 4, 2005.

Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk, caretaker Prime Minister, has served as the 22nd Chief Justice of Pakistan from 6 July 2014 till 16 August 2015. Prior to his appointment as Chief Justice, he also rendered services as the acting Chief Election Commissioner of Pakistan from 30 November to 6 July 2014.

Justice Mulk was one of the seven judges who signed a restraining order on November 3, 2007, when former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf imposed emergency and forcibly sent the judges home. latter on September 20, 2008, he took a fresh oath as a judge of the Supreme Court with his seniority intact.

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