The government has decided to appoint renowned lawyer Barrister Khalid Javed the new Attorney General of Pakistan.
Former Attorney General Anwar Mansoor Khan resigned from his post after being reprimanded by the Supreme Court of Pakistan and the Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) over his comments made about the apex court’s judges.
Sources confirmed that Prime Minister Imran Khan approved Barrister Khalid Javed’s nomination and a notification in this regard is expected to be issued tomorrow.
Pakistan Bar Council demanded Anwar Mansoor Khan’s resignation following his contemptuous comments regarding a full-court bench hearing Justice Qazi Faez Isa’s case against the presidential reference.
“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.
Accordantly, I hereby resign from the position of the Attorney General for Pakistan and request you to accept it with immediate effect. In the last year and a half, I worked to the best of my ability to serve this solemn office with honesty of purpose, and commitment to upholding the Constitution.
I wish my successor the very best of success and pray that God may continue to shower His countless blessings on our motherland and nation,” his resignation stated.
Sources said that Anwar Mansoor Khan didn’t himself resigned; rather, he was asked to do so.