Anwar Mansoor resigns as Attorney General of Pakistan
ISLAMABAD: Anwar Mansoor Khan on Thursday resigned as the Attorney General of Pakistan fulfilling demand of the Pakistan Bar Council (PBC).
He has sent his resignation to President Arif Alvi for signing. This should be noted that Anwar Mansoor is chairman of the PBC. In his resignation, he said that the PBC through a press release on Feb 19 demanded from him to resign forthwith from the office of the AGP.
“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 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 PBC has always stood for,” he said in his resignation.
He wished his successor good luck and prayed for the country and the nation.
The Attorney-General for Pakistan (A.G.), is the chief law officer and legal advisor of the government of Pakistan . The Attorney-General serves as Pakistan’s public prosecutor. The Constitution bars the Attorney-General from private practice until the termination of his or her employment.
Anwar Mansoor Khan, was appointed Attorney-General by Prime Minister Imran Khan.