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Attorney General Anwar Mansoor resigns from the post

Attorney General of Pakistan Anwar Mansoor Khan on Thursday submitted his resignation.

In his resignation letter submitted to President Arif Alvi 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.” The resign has been sent to the president of Pakistan

The Attorney General of Pakistan Anwar Mansoor in his resignation said that the Pakistan Bar Council which he head as chairman asked him to step down from the post. He sent his resignation to the president Arif Alvi

Previously, the Vice-chairman of Pakistan Bar Council, (PBC) Abid Saki has filed the petition under Article 204 of the Constitution read with Section 3 of the Contempt of Court Ordinance, 2003. The vice president of PBC asked him and Law minister to resign from their posts.

During his media talk, Mansoor Khan said when I am resigning on the demand of Pakistan Bar Council

Meanwhile, The Federal law minister Farogh Naseem and Special Assistant o the PM Shehzad Akber said that the government asked Anwar Mansoor to step down from the post.

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The vice-chairman maintained to say that the law minister Farogh Naseem and Attorney General Anwar Mansoor Khan should step down as they made a statement against the apex court hearing the petition filed by Justice Qazi Faez Isa.

Who will be the new Attorney general of Pakistan

Senior advocate Naeem Bukhari and Makhdoom Ali Khan declined governments offer to fill the vacant position of Attorney General OF Pakistan. However, names of Ex Law Minister  Barrister Ali Zafar’s name is under consideration for the position.

Qazi Faiz Esa case of presidential reference

A full bench of the Supreme Court of Pakistan is hearing a case pertaining to the alleged misconduct of Justice Qazi Faez Isa.

The federal government on Tuesday told the Supreme Court (SC) that it is up to the Supreme Judicial Council to determine whether SC Justice Qazi Faez Isa’s actions come under misconduct or not. Analysts believe that the apex court is expected to decide the case soon.

During the course of proceedings, the attorney general submitted a report about Justice Isa’s wife and said that she claimed she was filing returns in Karachi while her husband had stated that his income was not taxable, so he did not file returns. Justice Isa’s wife requested for transfer of records from Islamabad to Karachi, he added.

He said she had filed online returns in 2012 and 2013 but the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) issued notice to her for not filing tax returns after 2015.

The attorney general said that the record of her tax returns had been sent to Karachi and she was also informed about the FBR report. Justice Umar Ata Bandial asked the attorney general when he would commence his arguments. The attorney general requested the court to grant him time to prepare the case.