Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk took oath as the 22nd chief justice of Pakistan (CJP) on Sunday at Aiwan-e-Sadr.
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.
Chairman Senate Nayyer Hussain Bukhari, former chief justices Tassaduq Hussain Jillani, Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, leader of the house in Senate Raja Muhammad Zafarul Haq, Governor KPK Sardar Mehtab Ahmed Khan Abbasi, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Rashid Mehmood, Chief of Army Staff General Rahil Sharif, Air Chief Marshal Tahir Rafique Butt, Chief of Naval Staff Muhammad Asif Sandhela, Federal Ministers Pervez Rashid, Ishaq Dar, Abdul Qadir Baloch, Riaz Hussain Pirzada, Sartaj Aziz, Zahid Hamid, Saira Afzal Tarar, Meer Jam Kamal, Maulana Fazalur Rehaman, members of Parliament, foreign ambassadors, 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 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 Judge In-charge, 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.
He currently serves as a Justice in the Supreme Court of Pakistan and was a part of a judges’ panel that conducted the proceedings of contempt of court charges against the then Prime Minister, Yousuf Raza Gilani.
Justice Mulk was included in those judges who were detained during emergency imposed by the ex president general Pervaiz Musharraf on November 03. However after elections in 2008 he along with Justice Tassaduq Jillani took oath from Justice Abdul Hameed Dogar in Pakistan Peoples Party tenure.
Justice Mulk was sworn in as the new acting Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) of Pakistan last year in November, when outgoing CJP Jillani took oath as the country’s top judge now he had left the CEC office for Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamail.
After Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk, Justice Jawwad S Khawaja, Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali, Justice Saqib Nisar, Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa, Justice Gulzar Ahmed and Justice Umar Ata Bandial would become the chief justices of Pakistan as per seniority rules and official record of the Supreme Court.
After the retirement of Chief Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani, the number of judges in apex court has become 15 and Justice Jawwad has become senior most judge of SC