Justice Mulk sworn in CJP

  • During the oath-taking ceremony at Aiwan-e-Sadr, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif briefed President Mamnoon about the ongoing military offensive in North Waziristan.
  • After the swearing-in ceremony Justice Mulk bade farewell to former CJP Justice Tassadaq Hussain Jillani at the CJP House.

Justice Nasirul Mulk took oath as the new Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) on Sunday at the Aiwan-e-Sadr.

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 SC Bar Association president, Pakistan attorney general, Pakistan Bar Council vice-chairman, senior advocates and federal ministers attended the ceremony.

Justice Mulk belongs to Swat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and did his Bar-at-Law from the Inner Temple, London in 1976. 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 PHC CJ for some time before his elevation as Supreme Court judge.

Presently, Justice Mulk is Election Commission of Pakistan acting chief and Federal Judicial Academy judge incharge.

Justice Mulk is eligible to hold the office of CJP till August 16, 2015.

On the sidelines of the oath taking ceremony, the PM briefed the president about the ongoing military operation in North Waziristan and the political and economic situation in the country. Services chiefs also met the PM at the ceremony.

Newly sworn-in CJP Justice Mulk bid farewell to outgoing CJP Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani at the CJP House, Islamabad on Sunday.

CJP Mulk laid the foundation of a good tradition by bidding farewell to the former CJP who laid down the robes of his office on Saturday.