ISLAMABAD: Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk on Sunday sworn in as Chief Justice of Pakistan, taking the oath of office in a short ceremony in the President House Islamabad. President Mamnoon Hussain administered the oath to Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was also present in the ceremony among several high government officials, dignitaries, senior lawyers, judges of Supreme Court, Federal Shariat Court, Islamabad High Court (IHC) and Lahore High Court (LHC) Rawalpindi bench.
Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk will be 22nd Chief Justice of Pakistan. He will continue his office till August 16, 2015.
Having functioned as Chief Justice of Pakistan for six months and 25 days, Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani will be retired today at the age of 65 years. He served more than ten years as judge and Chief Justice of the apex court.
Justice Nasir ul Mulk, the senior most judge after the Chief Justice has already been appointed new Chief Justice of Pakistan as per seniority rule.
According to information available on the official website of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, Justice Jillani was born on July 6, 1949. He did Masters in Political Science from Forman Christian College, Lahore and LLB from the University of Punjab, Lahore.
He completed a course in Constitutional Law from the University of London at the Institute of Advance Legal Studies.
He started practice at the district courts Multan in 1974 and in 1976 he was elected as general secretary of the District Bar Association, Multan.
He was elected Member Punjab Bar Council in 1978 and appointed Assistant Advocate General Punjab in July 1979. He was enrolled Advocate of the Supreme Court in 1983 and was appointed Additional Advocate General Punjab in 1993.
He took oath as a judge of the Lahore High Court on August 7, 1994 and was elevated as a judge of the Supreme Court of Pakistan on July 31, 2004 where he served till the imposition of the state of emergency on November 3, 2007.
As he refused to take a fresh oath, he was made dysfunctional. He took oath again as judge of the Supreme Court in year 2008. He has participated and represented in a number of international meetings, conferences seminars and dialogues.
After Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani, 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
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