KP Advocate General Abdul Lateef Yousafzai resigns

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PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Advocate General Abdul Lateef Yousafzai on Monday resigned after around five years on the job.

Yousafzai, an advocate in the Supreme Court, submitted his resignation to KP Governor Iqbal Zafar Jhagra. He was appointed by the former Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government in September 2013.

“I was appointed as advocate general by the government which has completed its tenure, and the caretaker setup has taken over the charge for holding fresh elections. I, therefore, tender my resignation with immediate effect,” a handwritten letter addressed to the KP governor said. Among legal circles, Yousafzai is regarded as a competent lawyer.

He defended the KP government in a number of high profile cases, especially on petitions challenging the enactment of the Ehtesab Commission Act, 2014, and the KP Medical Teaching Institutions Reforms Act, 2015.