Khalid Jawed Khan notified as new AGP
Statesman Report
ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Law and Justice on Saturday notified Khalid Jawed Khan as the new Attorney General for Pakistan.
As per the notification issued by the law ministry, President of Pakistan Dr Arif Alvi has appointed Khalid Jawed Khan as Attorney General for Pakistan “with the rank and status of federal minister with immediate effect.”
Khan has replaced Anwar Mansoor Khan who had resigned from this post on Thursday.
While Khan claimed that he had decided to quit on his own in compliance with the demand of the Pakistan Bar Council (PBC), the law ministry said he was asked to do so. On Friday he submitted a written apology to the apex court.
Prime Minister Imran Khan had given the nod for Jawed’s nomination, a press release issued by the PM Office had revealed Friday.
Sources in the law ministry said Khan was selected among eight eminent lawyers. Besides Khan, the other lawyers considered for this post were Abid Zuberi, Punjab advocate general Ahmad Jamal Sukhera, Syed Ali Zafar, Kamal Azfar, Naeem Bukhari and Molvi Anwarul Haq.