ISLAMABAD. Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk took oath as the new chief justice of Pakistan (CJP) on Sunday at Aiwan-e-Sadr, DawnNews reported.
Justice Mulk will remain chief justice of Pakistan till August 16, 2015 according to information posted to the official website of the Supreme Court.
President Mamnoon Hussain administered the oath to the newly appointed chief justice. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was also present at the occasion.
Judges of the supreme court, federal shariat court and Islamabad High Court, as well as the president of the SC Bar Association, attorney general for Pakistan, vice-chairman Pakistan Bar Council, senior advocates, federal ministers attended the ceremony.
Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk belongs to Swat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and did his Bar-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 N.W.F.P. Provincial Services Academy, Peshawar.
He 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 Peshawar High Court for some time before his elevation as judge of the Supreme Court.
He was elected as Secretary General, Peshawar High Court Bar Association in 1981 He was also elected twice as President of High Court Bar Association Peshawar in 1990 and 1993. He also remained Advocate General, N.W.F.P. in 1993.
He was appointed as Judge of the Peshawar High Court on 04.06.1994 and elevated as Chief Justice of Peshawar High Court on 31.05.2004,he was appointed as Judge, Supreme Court of Pakistan on 05.04.2005. He also remained Chairman, Federal Review Board of Pakistan, since 2009.
He is right now also Acting Chief Election Commissioner of Pakistan and Judge Incharge, Federal Judicial Academy. Justice Nasir-ul- Mulk also participated in International Symposiums including International Judicial Training Conference, Barcelona, Spain, 2007, World Justice Forum-II Austria Center 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 of the country to visit to United States of America in 2013.