Anwar Mansoor Khan appointed as attorney general


ISLAMABAD: Anwar Mansoor Khan has been appointed as the new Attorney General for Pakistan (AGP).

According to a notification issued by the Ministry of Law and Justice on Thursday, Anwar Mansoor Khan will serve as the AGP with the rank and status of federal minister with immediate effect.

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government had proposed the name of Khan for the position to which the president conformed.

Earlier, there was confusion with regard to appointment of the AGP as Khalid Javed Khan had excused himself to continue as the AGP. On August 9, Khalid Javed Khan met the then prime minister-elect Imran Khan for the first time at the PTI chief’s Bani Gala residence, where he was asked to continue working as the AGP.

From 2016 to 2018, Ashtar Ausaf Ali had served as the 32nd AGP under the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government.