ISLAMABAD – Chief Justice of Pakistan-designated Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk will take oath of his office on Sunday and the oath taking ceremony will be held at the Aiwan-e-Sadr.
President Mamnoon Hussuan will administer oath to the newly-appointed chief justice. Besides federal ministers, judges of the Supreme Court, Federal Shariat Court and the Islamabad High Court, president of the Supreme Court Bar Association, Attorney General of Pakistan, representative from the Pakistan Bar Council, senior advocates, and others will attend the ceremony.
Justice Mulk will remain the chief justice of Pakistan till August, 16, 2015 as per his bio-data available on the official website of the Supreme Court. Justice Mulk belongs to Swat Valley of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province and did Barrister-at-Law from the Inner Temple, London, in 1976. He delivered lecturers in the Khyber Law College of Peshawar and the Peshawar University besides delivering lectures as guest speaker at NWFP Provincial Services Academy, Peshawar.
Justice Mulk practiced as an advocate in all fields of law for more than 17 years till his elevation as judge of the Peshawar High Court. He also remained as the chief justice of the Peshawar High Court for some time before his elevation as judge of the Supreme Court. In 1981, he was elected as the secretary general of the Peshawar High Court Bar Association. He was also elected twice as president of the High Court Bar Association of Peshawar in 1990 and 1993.
Justice Mulk remained Advocate General of the NWFP (Pakhtunkhwa) in 1993. Right now, he is also Acting Chief Election Commissioner of Pakistan and judge in-charge of the Federal Judicial Academy. He also participated in international symposiums including International Judicial Training Conference, Barcelona, Spain, 2007, World Justice Forum-II Austria Centre Vienna, 2009, the International Association of Supreme Administrative Jurisdictions (IASAJ) 2010 Congress Sydney & Canberra, Australia. He also headed the delegation of the judges and legal fraternity to visit to United States in 2013.