Ex-CJP Nasirul Mulk nominated as caretaker Prime Minister

Islamabad Politics Report/Moazzam Raza Tabassam: PML-N Government and opposition on Monday appointed former chief justice Nasir Ul Mulk as interim prime minister until general elections are held on July 25, premier Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said.

“No Pakistani can lift a finger (against) such a name,” Abbasi told reporters, seated next to opposition leader Syed Khurshid Ahmed Shah.

Mulk, who also served as the interim chief of the Election Commission of Pakistan, will head a technocratic government until elections as the current government and parliament will be dissolved on Thursday.
The interim administration usually does not make any major decisions until the new government is elected, though it may be forced to act to shore up the economy amid a worsening macro-economic outlook.

Care Taker Prime Minister, J Nasir ul Mulk, was part of the 7-member bench (under the then CJP Iftikhar Ch) which issued injunction against the imposition of emergency on 3rd Nov 2007; upon petition by Aitzaz Ahsan.

The present federal government and the National Assembly in Pakistan will be dissolved on the next Friday, May 31, after which the established caretaker government took its responsibilities as a technocrate government.

Justice Retired Nasir Malik has been the head of the Pakistan Election Commission in the past as well as the Chief Justice of Pakistan Supreme Court in the past.

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