Attorney General Anwar Mansoor Khan announces resignation

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Attorney General, Anwar Mansoor Khan, resigned on Thursday, citing the demand of the Pakistan Bar Council as the reason behind the decision, ARY News reported.

Speaking to ARY News, Anwar Mansoor Khan confirmed that he resigned and presented his resignation to President Arif Alvi.

“I note with deep regret that the Pakistan Bar Council, of which I am president, has demanded through its press release dated February 19, 2020 that I immediately resign from the Office of the Prosecutor General of Pakistan,” the letter of resignation, available with ARY News reads.

“Being a life member of the Karachi Bar Association, the Sindh Bar Association and the Supreme Court Bar Association, and having previously served as Attorney General Sindh, Attorney General of Pakistan and judge of the Sindh High Court, I am with my brothers and colleagues in the Bar Association and wish to reaffirm my faith in the highest principles of integrity and professional excellence that the Pakistan Bar Council has always defended, “Anwar said in the letter.

However, the special assistant to the accountability prime minister, Mirza Shehzad Akbar, said Anwar Mansoor did not resign voluntarily, but the government asked him to do the same.

Law Minister Farogh Naseem also argued that Anwar Mansoor Khan was asked to submit his resignation after the government found his answer to the court in the case of Judge Faiz Isa against his position.

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