Ex-chief justice Nasir-ul-Mulk, who will take over on 1 June and will be responsible for Pakistan’s upcoming general election.

Mulk, 68, served as chief justice of Pakistan’s Supreme Court for just over a year in 2014, and holds a reputation for being politically neutral.

The opposition Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party, led by cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan, welcomed the appointment of Mulk as “a respectable name and a suitable choice for the slot of caretaker PM.”

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(Courtesy Aljazeera)