ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan-designate Justice Nasirul Mulk will take oath of his office today (Sunday).
The oath-taking ceremony will be held at the Presidency. President Mamnoon Hussain will administer the oath to the newly appointed chief justice. Judges of the Supreme Court, Federal Shariat Court and Islamabad High Court, Supreme Court Bar Association president, attorney general of Pakistan, Pakistan Bar Council vice chairman, senior advocates, federal ministers and others will attend the ceremony. Justice Nasirul Mulk will remain chief justice of Pakistan till August 16, 2015, as per his biodata available on the official website of the Supreme Court.
Justice Mulk belongs to Swat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. He did his Barrister-at-Law from the Inner Temple, London, in 1976. He delivered lecturers in Khyber Law College, Peshawar, and the Peshawar University, besides delivering lectures as guest speaker at NWFP Provincial Services Academy, Peshawar. Mulk has 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 chief justice of the Peshawar High Court for some time before his elevation as judge of the Supreme Court.
He was elected as secretary general of the Peshawar High Court Bar Association in 1981 He was also elected twice as president of the High Court Bar Association Peshawar in 1990 and 1993. The incoming CJP also remained NWFP advocate general in 1993. He was appointed as a judge of the Peshawar High Court on June 4, 1994 and elevated as chief justice of the Peshawar High Court on May 31, 2004. Mulk was appointed as a judge of the Supreme Court of Pakistan on April 5, 2005. He has also served as Federal Review Board of Pakistan chairman since 2009.
He is right now also the acting chief election commissioner of Pakistan and Judge Incharge, Federal Judicial Academy. Justice Mulk also participated in international symposiums including International Judicial Training Conference, Barcelona, Spain, 2007, World Justice Forum-II Austria Center Vienna, 2009 and The International Association of Supreme Administrative Jurisdictions (IASAJ).
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