President appoints Mansoor Usman Awan as new legal professional basic

President Dr Arif Alvi on Monday accepted the resignation of Legal professional Common of Pakistan (AGP) Barrister Shehzad Ata Elahi and accepted the appointment of Advocate Supreme Courtroom Mansoor Usman Awan as the brand new Legal professional Common.

A press release issued by the President’s Home mentioned that the president had accepted the resignation of Elahi — who had give up the final week citing “private causes” — and had appointed Awan because the AGP underneath Article 100 of the Structure on the recommendation of the prime minister.

The Ministry of Regulation and Justice subsequently notified Awan as the brand new AGP. In his resignation letter that he addressed to the president on March 24, Elahi cited “private causes” for tendering his resignation. Nevertheless, he later clarified, denying that he had been requested to resign.

Elahi was appointed because the AGP on February 2 after Awan, whose nomination for turning into the federal government principal regulation officer was accepted by the president in December final yr, expressed his incapacity to take cost because the AGP.

Awan had conveyed his intention to not take workplace in a letter to Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif. “As a consequence of unavoidable skilled commitments, I might be unable to function the AGP at the moment,” he had mentioned.