ISLAMABAD- Designated Chief Justice of Supreme Court, Nasir-ul-Mulk will take his oath of office on July 6.
The oath-taking ceremony will be held at Aiwan-e-Sadr, and will be administered by President Mamnoon.
Meanwhile Chief Justice of Pakistan, Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani retired at the age of 65 years after serving for more than ten years as a judge and Chief Justice of the apex court.
Justice Nasir ul Mulk, the senior-most judge after Jillani has already been appointed the new Chief Justice of Pakistan as per seniority rule.
According to the official website of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, Justice Jillani was born on July 6, 1949. He did his 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. Jillani started his practice at the district courts of Multan in 1974.
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 his 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 retook the oath as judge of the Supreme Court in year 2008. Jillani has participated and represented in a number of international meetings, conferences seminars and dialogues.
After 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 will take the office as per seniority rules and the official record of the Supreme Court.