Khalid Javed Khan appointed Attorney General of Pakistan

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Khalid Javed Khan appointed Attorney General of Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Barrister Khalid Javed Khan has been appointed the new Attorney General for Pakistan after Anwar Mansoor Khan tendered his resignation from the post, an official notification stated on Saturday.
The official notification released today stated: “In exercise of powers conferred under Article 100(1) of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan 1973, the President is pleased to appoint Mr. Khalid Jawed Khan as Attorney General for Pakistan with the rank and status of Federal Minister with immediate effect.”
Earlier on Thursday, the federal government took the decision to appoint Khalid Javed Khan as the AGP.
The development was confirmed by Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan.
The Pakistan Bar Council had demanded Anwar Mansoor Khan’s resignation over some comments he made regarding Supreme Court judges, for which he had been reprimanded by the court as well.
The Supreme Court had on Wednesday directed Khan to produce evidence supporting his comments or submit a written apology about his controversial statement.
The statement itself had been expunged from the court record.
The government on Thursday also submitted a response to the Supreme Court regarding the statements made by Anwar Masood Khan in court earlier in the week, saying that the remarks by Khan were unauthorised and without the knowledge of the federal government.

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