Justice Nasirul Mulk takes oath as 22nd Chief Justice of Pakistan

Published: July 6, 2014
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Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif (L) witnesses President Mamnoon Hussain (C) administering the oath of office to Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk as Chief Justice of Pakistan at a ceremony in Islamabad. PHOTO: AFP/PID

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif (L) witnesses President Mamnoon Hussain (C) administering the oath of office to Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk as Chief Justice of Pakistan at a ceremony in Islamabad. PHOTO: AFP/PID

ISLAMABAD: Justice Nasirul Mulk on Sunday took oath as the country’s 22nd chief justice, Express News reported.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, President Mamnoon Hussain and other political leaders were present during the oath-taking ceremony. President Hussain administered the oath at the President House.

The ceremony started with the recitation of Holy Quran and its translation.

Mulk will remain the Chief Justice of Pakistan till August 16, 2015. He has replaced Tassudaq Hussain Jillani as the chief of the top court, after Jillani’s retirement on July 4.

Born on August 17, 1950, in Swat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Justice Nasirul Mulk is a barrister-at-law of the Inner Temple, London.

He was elected as secretary general, Peshawar High Court Bar Association in 1981.

Before his appointment as judge of the Peshawar High Court on June 4, 1994, he served as advocate general of NWFP (now renamed K-P) for one year. He was elevated as chief justice of Peshawar High Court on May 31, 2004 and as a Supreme Court judge on April 4, 2005.

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  • Jul 6, 2014 - 1:02PM

    Congratulations and Mubarak Chief Justice! Let us see what you can do to reduce or add to the mess in Pakistan. PMLN has a history of adhocism and short term appointments. Salams

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  • PakPower
    Jul 6, 2014 - 5:50PM

    I have got no high expectations from him. PML-N loves appointing yes boss people everywhere.

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  • Jul 6, 2014 - 6:14PM

    Who is this Mam noon? Never heard of him. They are calling
    him president. Must have rented him from Rent-a-Politician store.

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  • Jul 6, 2014 - 6:20PM

    Wish you good luck sir. Hope you will do your utmost effort to provide justice to the common man and correct the wrong doings of lower courts as well and do your efforts to brings betterment in our electoral system so the next election will be transparent free and fair.

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  • Jibran
    Jul 6, 2014 - 8:39PM

    The architect of the November 3 Emergency sitting front row in the middle of the bottom picture.

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  • LuvDat!
    Jul 6, 2014 - 10:15PM

    @Kharian wala: I have been to Kharian, a beautiful resort city. But news stand were not many! People go to bed early and are hard working.

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  • Ozair
    Jul 6, 2014 - 11:20PM

    I appeal to the new CJP to not let us down. This nation has suffered enough from plunderers and criminals. Its time for someone to stand up for justice for the little guy in Pakistan.

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  • H chaudhry
    Jul 7, 2014 - 12:23AM

    To the first two posters, your comments are the height of ignorance. This CJ is NOT AN Appointee. The law makes the most senior Justice as CJP period. No, none what so ever appointment influence from any one or any government. This CJP is CJP because he is the SENIOR MOST judge by law and appointment any one.

    Read and learn please. I am surprised at the nonsense and ignorance of PTI (assuming the first 2 commentators are PTI supporters) from top to bottom.

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  • Sumsum
    Jul 7, 2014 - 1:43AM

    ET – would be nice if you added a list of the previous 21 CJs. Would be good historical info.Recommend

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