ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting, Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan on the government has decided to appoint Khalid Javed Khan as the new Attorney General.
In a tweet, she said supremacy of constitution and rule of law was the top priority of Prime Minister Imran Khan.
The special assistant said the government respected all constitutional institutions and their respect and dignity was supreme for it.
Khalid Javed Khan has briefly served as 33rd attorney general in 2018. He is qualified from Oxford and Harvard Law. He is son of former law minister N D Khan.
On Feb 20, Anwar Mansoor Khan had resigned as the Attorney General of Pakistan fulfilling demand of the Pakistan Bar Council (PBC).
He had 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 had 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 had said in his resignation.
He had wished his successor good luck and prayed for the country and the nation.