Prime Minister of Pakistan Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Leader of Opposition in National Assembly, Khursheed Shah named the Justice (r) Nasirul Mulk as the caretaker Prime Minister of Pakistan until July 25 the date of the General Elections 2018.
Who Is Nasirul Mulk
Justice (r) Nasirul Mulk was born August 17, 1950, in Swat Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. He served as the Chief Justice of Pakistan from 6 July 2014 to 16 August 2015. Mulk also served as the acting Chief Election Commissioner of Pakistan from 30 November 2013 to 6 July 2014.
He is one of the seven judges of Supreme Court who signed the application to restrain government from imposing martial law on Nov 3, 2007.
The reaction of Politicians on Appointment of Interim PM
Leaders from all the major parties welcomed the appointment of a caretaker prime minister. It is a perception that interim PM is pro-Nawaz. Well, PTI chief Imran Khan welcomed his appointment and congratulated him.
Want to congratulate Justice (r) Nasir ul Mulk on being appointed Caretaker PM.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) 28 May 2018
Chairman of Pakistan People Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari also welcomed the move.
Moving forward for the sake of strengthening democracy — congratulations to Justice (r) Nasirul Mulk on being appointed caretaker prime minister
— BilawalBhuttoZardari (@BBhuttoZardari) 28 May 2018
Jamat-i-Islami leader Sahibzada Tariq Ullah also reportedly told media that his party had accepted the name for caretaker PM of Pakistan. He further expressed that mulk had served as the Chief Justice of Supreme Court and the party hopes that he would help conduct the free, fair and transparent elections in Pakistan.
Is Interm PM of Pakistan Pro-N League
PTI leadership has welcomed the Justice (r) Mulk as caretaker prime minister of Pakistan and shown hope on his competency as he has played the role of chief of the election commission of Pakistan. But, many social media users and PTI (Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf) activists think that he is pro-Nawaz Sharif ex-Prime Minister who was disqualified by Supreme Court.
Here is what the PTI supporters and political commentators on Twitter think of the new appointment.
Mixed reviews about the new #CaretakerPM.
Some say he’s pro-Nawaz. Some say he’s a thorough professional.
I say I don’t need to be taken care of by any care taker, thank you very much. Frankly, this whole interim set up tradition is constitutionally archaic.
— WSK (@WajSKhan) May 28, 2018
And, few supporters indeed have grievances as well.
#NasirulMulk to be #CaretakerPM He was picked by #NawazSharif to be CJP, dismissed #PPP PM, dismissed #PTI petitions on electoral fraud & declared 2013 elections free & fair, ignored #ModelTown cases against. NS choose his man to be CPM. May Allah help our nation. #Elections2018
— Shahid Mursaleen (@ShahidMursaleen) May 28, 2018
– Disqualified PM Gilani in 2012
– Rejected the plea to disqualify #NawazSharif over lies in the Parliament
– Rejected the plea to declare 2013 elections as rigged
— Khalid SAIFULLAH🇵🇰 (@KDSaif92) May 28, 2018