Islamabad (Staff Report): Political parties, including Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) have welcomed the appointment of former chief justice of Pakistan Justice (r) Nasirul Mulk as caretaker prime minister.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman took to Twitter to congratulate the former chief justice. "Want to congratulate Justice (r) Nasir ul Mulk on being appointed caretaker PM," Imran tweeted.
Want to congratulate Justice (r) Nasir ul Mulk on being appointed Caretaker PM.— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) May 28, 2018
Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari also took to Twitter to congratulate Justice (r) Mulk.
"Moving forward for the sake of strengthening democracy -- congratulations to Justice (r) Nasirul Mulk on being appointed caretaker prime minister," he tweeted.
Moving forward for the sake of strengthening democracy -- congratulations to Justice (r) Nasirul Mulk on being appointed caretaker prime minister— BilawalBhuttoZardari (@BBhuttoZardari) May 28, 2018
Pashtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP) leader Mahmood Khan Achakzai also welcomed the appointment of Justice (r) Mulk as caretaker premier.
Earlier, 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.