Justice Nasirul Mulk takes oath as caretaker PM of Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Retired Justice Nasirul Mulk took oath as the seventh caretaker Prime Minister of Pakistan at a ceremony at President House in federal capital Islamabad on Friday, hours after the National Assembly was formally dissolved after completing its five-year tenure.

President of Pakistan, Mamnoon Hussain, administered oath to Justice Mulk, who assumed charge as the country’s 29th prime minister after the incumbent government became the second democratic set-up to complete its constitutional term at midnight on May 31. The interim prime minister was unanimously nominated for the post by both the government and opposition.

The 68-year-old Mulk is from the northern Swat district of Pakistan. He completed his degree of Bar-at-Law from Inner Temple London and was called to the Bar in 1977. He practiced as an Advocate in all fields of Law for more than 17 years and appointed as a judge of the Peshawar High Court before being appointed as a judge of the Supreme Court. He took oath as the 22nd chief justice of Pakistan in 2014.

The caretaker prime minister was sworn in days after President Hussain approved July 25, 2018 as the date for the general elections in the country. A total of 105.95 million voters in the country; 46.7 million of whom females, are registered voters.

Source: Kuwait News Agency