Born on August 17, 1950, in Swat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Justice (retd) Nasirul Mulk was named caretaker prime minister on Monday.
He has served as the 22nd Chief Justice of Pakistan.
Justice Nasirul Mulk was a barrister-at-law of the Inner Temple, London. He was elected as secretary general, Peshawar High Court Bar Association in 1981.
Before his appointment as judge of the Peshawar High Court on June 4, 1994, he served as advocate general of NWFP (now renamed K-P) for a year.
He was elevated as chief justice of Peshawar High Court on May 31, 2004, and as a Supreme Court judge on April 4, 2005.
Justice Mulk was one of the seven judges who signed a restraining order on November 3, 2007, when former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf imposed emergency and forcibly sent the judges home.
Justice Mulk later joined the judiciary on September 20, 2008, under the Naek formula when he took a fresh oath as a judge of the Supreme Court with his seniority intact.