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Thursday, May 23, 2024

Khalid Javed Khan appointed as new AGP

The summary is moved by the Law Ministry for his appointment as Attorney General of Pakistan today on Feb 21. Khalid Javed Khan will replace Anwar Mansoor Khan who resigned on Feb, 21.

Khalid  Javed has already served as AGP during the interim government headed by former Justice Nasir Mulk before the 2018 general election on June 21, 2018. However, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf replaced him with Anwar on 31st August, 2018.

Moreover, he is an expert in vast areas of law, including constitutional law, income tax, sales tax, customs, land matters, banking law, and service laws.

Anwar Mansoor resignation

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

PTI disowned AGP’s statement

Interestingly, a response submitted on behalf of the federal government in the Supreme Court said the “statement” made by Khan on February 18 was “unauthorized, without instructions and knowledge of the federal government and the answering respondents, and totally uncalled for”.

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The government has reiterated that it regards the courts in the highest respect. “It is pointed out that the federal government of Pakistan and the answering respondents hold the superior judiciary for Pakistan in the highest respect and esteem,” it read.

“Accordingly, the federal government and the answering respondents dissociate themselves from the statement of the learned attorney general,” the response submitted by Law and Justice Division Secretary Muhammad Khashih-ur-Rehman read.

The document also clarified that the government firmly believes in the rule of law. “The federal government and the answering respondents verily believe in the rule of law, constitutionalism and the independence of the judiciary,” it concluded.