Govt decides to appoint Khalid Javed Khan as Attorney General of Pakistan
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The government decided to appoint Khalid Javed Khan as Attorney General of Pakistan on Thursday.
Khalid Javed Khan had ealrady served as Attorney General in the caretaker government.
Sources said that Prime Minsiter Imran Khan decided to appoint him as Attorney General after consulting his legal team.
Earlier on Thursday, Attorney General of Pakistan (AGP) Anwar Mansoor Khan resigned from his post. He submitted his resignation letter to President Arif Alvi.
It is pertinent to mention here that Anwar Mansoor resigned after the Pakistan Bar Council demanded his resignation.
In a resignation letter submitted to the president, he said: “I note with profound regret that the Pakistan Bar Council, of which I am the Chairman, has demanded through its press release dated 19th of February 2020 that I resign forthwith from the Office of the Attorney General of Pakistan.”
“Being a life member of Karachi Bar Association, Sindh Bar Association and the Supreme Court Bar Association, and having previously served as the Advocate General Sindh, the Attorney General for Pakistan and a judge of the High Court of Sindh, I stand with my brothers and colleagues at the Bar and I wish to reaffirm my faith in the highest principles of integrity and professional excellence that the Pakistan Bar Council has always stood for.”
“Accordingly I hereby resign from the position of the Attorney General for Pakistan and request to accept it with immediate effect,” he concluded in his resignation letter.