Barrister Shehzad Ata Elahi resigns as Lawyer-Common

Barrister Shehzad Ata Elahi tendered his resignation on Friday because the Lawyer-Common for Pakistan (AGP) after lower than two months within the position, Aaj Information reported.

He had been appointed on February 3 after months of controversy: In December, President Alvi had permitted the abstract of Lahore-based lawyer Mansoor Usman Awan as the brand new AGP. Nevertheless, the federal authorities delayed the notification and Mansoor finally declined the position.

When Elahi stepped in, the AGP workplace had been vacant since October 2021 when Ashtar Ausaf Ali resigned, citing well being causes. In his place, Extra Lawyer Common Chaudhry Aamir Rehman had been showing to symbolize the federal government earlier than the Supreme Court docket.

In January, the Supreme Court docket’s Justice Faez had expressed grave concern over the delay in appointing a brand new legal professional normal, noting that the court docket will not be getting correct help in circumstances from the AGP’s Workplace.

It was earlier reported that Elahi, a younger company lawyer with expertise in business, tax and banking legal guidelines in addition to constitutional litigation enjoys a great status for his laborious work, integrity and understanding of authorized points.

Elahi belongs to the well-known regulation agency, Cornelius, Lane and Mufti. Supreme Court docket decide Justice Ijazul Ahsan additionally labored with this agency earlier than his elevation to the bench.