News @ 3 – 31st May 2018

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ISLAMABAD: With the 14th National Assembly completing its full, five-year term tonight, former Chief Justice of Pakistan, Justice (retd) Nasirul Mulk, will take oath as caretaker prime minister of Pakistan tomorrow.

On May 28, the government and opposition after threadbare consultations named the former top adjudicator as caretaker premier to oversee general elections scheduled to take place on July 25.

Justice (retd) Nasirul Mulk will take oath at a ceremony in Aiwan-e-Sadr at 11:00 pm tomorrow.

All arrangements for the event have been finalised. The country’s military leadership, civilian principals as well as diplomats have been invited in connection with the oath-taking ceremony.

The PML-N completes its five years term in office tonight. Unlike in 2013, the government and opposition this time picked up a consensus candidate for the office of caretaker prime minister.

Justice (retd) Mulk’s nomination for the position was hailed almost by all major political parties.

The former chief justice served as the chief minister of Pakistan from July 2014 to August 2015 and his term was credited having a policy of ‘judicial restraint.’ In his tenure, he announced couple of important verdicts that will be remembered for long.

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