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Last Updated : Aug 18, 2018 03:52 PM IST | Source: PTI

Pakistan's interim premier denotified following Iman Khan's swearing in as PM

Mulk, a former chief justice, took oath on June 1 as Pakistan's seventh caretaker prime minister to oversee the second-ever democratic transition of power in the country.

Pakistan's Cabinet Secretariat on Saturday issued a notice denotifying caretaker premier Nasirul Mulk from his post, hours after Imran Khan took oath of the 22nd prime minister of the country. The Cabinet Secretariat subsequently issued a second notification, denotifying Mulk's Cabinet, Dawn reported.

Mulk, a former chief justice, took oath on June 1 as Pakistan's seventh caretaker prime minister to oversee the second-ever democratic transition of power in the country.

The 67 year old retired judge was unanimously nominated for the post by both the government and opposition.

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The ministers who have ceased to hold office since Prime Minister Khan took oath include Abdullah Hussain Haroon, Syed Ali Zafar, Muhammad Azam Khan, Mian Misbah-ur-Rehman, Muhammad Yusuf Shaikh, retired Lt Gen Naeem Khalid Lodhi, Roshan Khursheed Bharucha and Shamshad Akhtar, the paper said.

Another notification announcing the appointment of Mohammad Azam, a former chief secretary Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, as secretary to the prime minister "with immediate effect and until further orders" was also issued.

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First Published on Aug 18, 2018 03:49 pm
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