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President Mamnoon summons National Assembly session on August 13

ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain has approved a summary sent by Caretaker Prime Minister Nasir-ul-Mulk to summon the National Assembly session on August 13, ARY News reported. On the first day of the session, the new elected members of the National Assembly will take oath of their office. The oath will be followed by the elections of the speaker, the deputy speaker and then the leader of the house. This whole process might take three to four days as the process of nomination papers, scrutiny of nomination papers…

Imran Khan, PM, Bilawal condemn torching of schools in GB

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan and caretaker Prime Minister Justice (retired) Nasir-ul-Mulk on Friday condemned the shocking incident of torching of a dozen schools in Gilgit Baltistan. More than half of them are girls' schools. "This is unacceptable and we will ensure security for schools as we are committed to focusing on education, especially girls' education which is integral to Naya Pakistan," he said. Nasir-ul-Mulk said those who were responsible would be held accountable. He…

Caretaker PM directs for enhancing political leaders’ security

ISLAMABAD: Expressing sorrow over the loss of precious lives in the recent suicide attack in Peshawar, the caretaker PM Justice (R) Nasir-ul-Mulk on Thursday directed for enhancing security of political leaders. He issued this directive during a meeting with Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Iqbal Zafar Jhagra and Caretaker Chief Minister KP Dost Muhammad Khan in Peshawar. The Caretaker Interior Minister Azam Khan was also present on the occasion. The governor and chief minister briefed him about the steps taken for…

Imran seeks immediate dismissal of Governor KP

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan has demanded to replace the governor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Iqbal Zafar Jhagra with immediate effect. In a letter written to Prime Minister Justice retd Nasirul Mulk, the PTI chairman raised reservations over the role of KP Governor which can affect the upcoming elections. Imran Khan pointed out that Jhagra continued to hold financial administrative powers over the now-defunct Federally Administered Tribal Areas, and also continues to intervene in the political…

Caretaker PM assures all assistance to ECP for holding ‘fair’ elections

ISLAMABAD: Caretaker Prime Minister Justice (retd) Nasirul Mulk has said the interim government is firmly committed to provide all possible assistance to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) for holding free, fair and peaceful elections as per the schedule. He was talking to the Chief Election Commissioner Sardar Muhammad Raza who called on him in Islamabad today (Tuesday) Matters pertaining to the forthcoming general elections came under discussion during the meeting. Justice (retired) Nasirul Mulk on June 1…

Caretaker PM, naval chief discuss matters pertaining to Pakistan Navy

ISLAMABAD: Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Zafar Mehmood Abbasi called on caretaker Prime Minister retired Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk in Islamabad on Thursday. Professional matters pertaining to Pakistan Navy came under discussion during the meeting. Meanwhile, Governor State Bank of Pakistan Tariq Bajwa also called on caretaker Prime Minister retired Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk at PM office in Islamabad. Professional matters with regard to economy came under discussion during the meeting. On Wednesday, Chief of Army…

Caretaker PM calls for long-term structural reforms for next govt

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Justice (retd) Nasirul Mulk has directed the finance division to formulate a comprehensive strategy containing immediate measures and a blueprint for long-term structural reforms for consideration by the new elected government. He was chairing a meeting of the caretaker federal cabinet here at the Prime Minister Office. Secretary Interior gave a detailed briefing to the Cabinet about the functions of the ministry and its various attached departments. He also briefed the meeting on various…

Caretaker PM briefed on foreign affairs

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs briefed Caretaker Prime Minister Justice (retd) Nasir ul Mulk on issues of foreign policy here at the PM Office. Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua and senior officials of the ministry gave the briefing. After assuming the charge, the first order that PM Mulk issued was to remove senior bureaucrat Fawad Hasan Fawad from the post of the ‘secretary to PM’ and to appoint the Cabinet Division secretary Mirza Suhail Aamir in his place. Mirza Suhail Aamir, the new secretary to PM,…

President, caretaker PM discuss matters regarding general elections

ISLAMABAD: Caretaker Prime Minister Nasirul Mulk on Friday called on President Mamnoon Hussain in Islamabad on Friday and discussed matters pertaining to caretaker government and general elections. The president felicitated Nasirul Mulk on assuming responsibilities as caretaker prime minister. He expressed hope that he would perform his best for ensuring transparent elections. On the occasion, the caretaker PM said he will do his level best to perform his responsibilities. Earlier after taking oath as the PM, …

Who is Justice (retd) Nasirul Mulk?

After days of deliberations, rumours followed by deadlocks, the government and the Opposition have now mutually agreed on the name of former chief justice (retd) Nasirul Mulk for the coveted slot of caretaker prime minister of Pakistan. Justice (retd) Mulk served as the chief justice 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. One of his major verdicts pertained to…