Islamabad (Staff Report): Former Chief Justice of Pakistan Nasirul Mulk has been appointed as the caretaker prime minister.
During a joint press conference held by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Opposition Leader Khursheed Shah on Monday, both the leaders announced Nasirul Mulk’s name as caretaker PM.
“Today is a day of great importance in the democratic run of the country. We have agreed on an individual for the position,” said the premier during the press conference.
Abbasi also thanked Khursheed Shah for finalising name of Mulk as caretaker.
"No one's name was discarded," Shah explained. "We have chosen his name on the basis of merit. We took our parties into confidence and decided upon this name."
It is pertinent to mention here that there were six nominees for caretaker PM including Justice (r) Nasirul Mulk, Tassaduq Hussain Jilani and Ishrat Hussain.
Retired Justice Nasirul Mulk was born on August 17, 1950 in Mingora, Swat. He completed his degree of Bar-at-Law from Inner Temple London and was called to the Bar in 1977.
His father, Kamran Khan, was a businessman known for his philanthropic work in Swat.
Mulk practised as an advocate in all fields of Law for more than 17 years until his elevation as a judge of the Peshawar High Court. He remained PHC chief justice for some time before his elevation as a judge of the Supreme Court.
When he took oath as the 22nd chief justice of Pakistan in 2014, members of the legal fraternity said the appointment would bring honour, dignity and quiet grace.