Farooq H Naek appointed new law minister

Published: April 11, 2012
He will administer his oath today at 5pm at the Presidency. PHOTO: INP/ FILE

He will administer his oath today at 5pm at the Presidency. PHOTO: INP/ FILE

ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari appointed former chairman Senate Farooq H Naek as the new Minister for Law and Justice on Wednesday, reported Express News.

Naek took oath at the Presidency today. Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani, federal ministers and senior officials were present during the ceremony.

He has replaced Maula Bux Chandio who resigned from his post during a Senate session earlier this year soon after reports emerged that that his predecessor Babar Awan could be reappointed as the law minister.

Chandio later denied tendering his resignation, however, Leader of the House Nayyer Hussain Bokhari confirmed it.

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Reader Comments (5)

  • Uza Syed
    Apr 11, 2012 - 5:26PM

    Well, he certainly knows what law is all about and how to circumvent it—–whereas poor
    Mr. Cjandio was a babe in the woods as far as law and legalities are concerned. My guess is he will try to pretend to more resean as oppose to Babar Awan who was used as someone out to badmouth the judiciary at any given opportunity. Not a bad startegy at this late in the game.


  • Hakeem
    Apr 11, 2012 - 6:18PM

    Finally his patience is bearing fruit!


  • SK
    Apr 11, 2012 - 6:28PM

    and the game of musical chairs go on with no relief in sight for masses


  • jock
    Apr 11, 2012 - 6:38PM

    Middle-class jiyala out, crony in. The story of my life.


  • Blithe
    Apr 11, 2012 - 6:43PM

    Another seedy NRO ridden character!


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