Newly appointed Attorney General (AG) of Pakistan, Khalid Javed has rescued himself from representing the government in the Justice Qazi Faez Isa case.
“There is a conflict of interest here,” Khalid Javed said.
“The government has recommended the name of additional attorney general to represent it in the Supreme Court.”
Khalid was appointed by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government as the new Attorney General after Anwar Mansoor Khan resigned from the office earlier on Thursday.
The Pakistan Bar Council had demanded Mansoor’s resignation over some comments he made regarding Supreme Court judges, for which he had been reprimanded by the court as well.
The Supreme Court had on Wednesday directed Mansoor to produce evidence supporting his comments or submit a written apology about his controversial statement.
The statement itself had been expunged from the court record.
“A certain statement was made by the attorney general about the bench and it would be appreciative that the material on the basis that he has made statement be placed before the bench,” the court had noted in its order on the matter.
“In case, no material was placed before this bench, we expect a written apology from the attorney general for having touched the matter,” the court further noted in its order.
“It is not against one, but every member of the bench,” it added.
Khalid Javed Profile
Javed is the son of ND Khan — a senior politician who also served as the law minister during the second government of PPP.
He also held the post of attorney general previously during the tenure of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.
He enrolled as a high court advocate in 1991 and became an advocate of the Supreme Court in 2004.
Jawed obtained his LLB degree from London University, BCL (bachelor of civil law) degree from Oxford University, LLM from Harvard University and completed his bar-at-law from Lincoln’s Inn.
Khalid Javed is a senior advocate who has appeared before the Supreme Court in a number of cases.
He also served as Advocate General for Sindh in 2013 as well as a member of the Privatization Commission of Pakistan from 1995 to 1996.