Nasir ul Mulk served as Pakistan’s seventh caretaker PM who also worked as 22nd CJP (Chief Justice of Pakistan). PM Nawaz Sharif nominated him for the post of CJP. On July 6, 2014, President Mamnoon Husain confirmed his appointment as CJP. On May 28, 2018, he was elected as caretaker PM. This article has everything about him, including Nasir ul Mulk Biography.
|Name:||Nair ul Mulk|
|In Urdu:||ناصر الملک|
|Famous As:||Justice (retd)|
|Profession:||Retired Chief Justice|
|7th Caretaker Prime Minister:||From 1st June to 25 July 2018.|
|Chief Justice of Pakistan:||Served as 22nd chief justice of Pakistan|
|Date:||17th August 1950|
|Siblings :||Shuja-ul-Mulk and Rafil-ul-Mulk|
|Relatives:||Chacha Karim Bux|
Nasir ul Mulk Biography
He Possesses a tranquil and elegant personality. In lawyers’ circles, he was called an English judge because he always conducted court proceedings in English, although no one ever objected to him. He has never been media-friendly. Moreover, he has always kept himself away from the media at any function in the Supreme Court.
He did not take any suo motu notice as Chief Justice; he was one of the four judges who ruled that the constitutional amendment could not be challenged in any court.
Nasir Date of Birth
He was born on August 17 1950 in Swat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Education of Nasir
He matriculated from Abbottabad Public School and graduated from Edwards College, Peshawar. He started practising law in Peshawar in 1977 after completing Bar-at-Law from ‘Inner Temple London.’
Nasir ul Mulk Family
He belongs to a politically influential and wealthy Paracha family. He is the son of former Senator Kamran Khan and brother of former Senator Shujaul Mulk and former Tehsil Nazim Rafiul Mulk. Nasir married a foreign woman.
Nasir was elected Peshawar High Court Bar’s Secretary in 1981, President in 1991 and 1993 and became Peshawar High Court’s Judge on June 4 1994, and Peshawar High Court’s Chief Justice on May 31 2004. He was appointed Supreme Court Judge on April 5 2005.
Moreover, from 30th November 2013 till 6th July, 2014 he appointed as the ‘Acting Chief Election Commissioner’. He was the 22nd Chief Justice of Pakistan who held the post from July 6, 2014, to August 16 2015. Nasir took oath under one of General Pervez Musharraf’s two PCOs while refused to take oath under the second PCO and was reinstated as a Supreme Court judge under the Naik formula.
Under House Arrest
He is one of the judges of the Supreme Court who was placed under house arrest by former military president Pervez Musharraf on November 3, 2007, after the imposition of the state of emergency in the country.
He sworn in again from the then Chief Justice Abdul Hameed Dogar under the Pakistan People’s Party after the 2008 general elections in the country.
Heading of Different Benches
He was also part of the bench that annulled the imposition of emergency in the country by former military president Pervez Musharraf on November 3, 2007. He again headed a seven-member bench who convicted former PM Yousuf Raza in contempt of court case on April 26, 2012, for failing to write a letter to Swiss authorities to open cases against Asif Ali Zardari (President at that time).
After this decision, Yousuf Raza Gilani had to resign from his post. He headed the Commission in the 2013 election. In his report, he pointed out that the PML-N was not involved in rigging. However, in his report, he pointed out the election irregularities on the part of the Election Commission.
Whether it is the long arguments of Imran Khan’s lawyer Abdul Hafeez Pirzada in the Election Fraud Commission or the words of an unknown lawyer in an ordinary case, it can be said that he was the judge whose decisions were spoken.
He was also part of a seven-member bench headed by former CJP Iftikhar Chaudhry, which issued a restraining order against the emergency on November 3, 2007. Moreover, he was also part of the bench hearing petitions against PCO, NRO and 18th amendment.
As a Caretaker PM
Shahid Khaqan before completion of his tenure as PM decided along with opposition leader Syed Khurshid decided to appoint Nasir ul Mulk as Pakistan’s caretaker PM. After this decision, he took the oath as Caretaker PM, and his 1st step as PM was a reshuffling of bureaucracy, making Sohail Amir as Principal Secretary and, Syed Abu Ahmed as Pakistan’s Cabinet Secretary.