Barrister Khalid Javed Khan has been appointed the new Attorney General for Pakistan replacing the previous Attorney General Anwar Mansoor Khan who had tendered his resignation.
Firdous Ashiq Awan, the Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting confirmed to news.
A notification that was released today said:
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.
The previous Attorney General Anwar Mansoor had resigned from this post after he made some comments regard supreme court judges and he was asked to tender in his resignation by the Bar Council.
Barrister Khalid Javed Khan had started working as a high court advocate back in 1991 and later went on to become an advocate for the Supreme Court of Pakistan.
Khalid Javed has an LLB degree from London University and a Bechelor of Civil Law degree from Oxford Univerisity and an LLM degree from Harvard University.
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