The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government has decided to appoint Khalid Jawed Khan as the Attorney General of Pakistan after Anwar Mansoor Khan quit the top post following a backlash over his controversial remarks regarding a Supreme Court bench in Justice Isa case.
According to reports, Khalid Jawed will take charge of the office after notification to this effect will be issued by the Law Ministry, presumably on Friday. His appointment, however, has already been approved by Prime Minister Imran Khan, the report quoted sources as saying.
As an AGP, he resigned from his post after the PTI government came into power and Mansoor replaced him as the top lawyer. In 2018, he had replaced Ashtar Ausaf Ali, who voluntarily relinquished the post for ‘transparent and unbiased elections’.
Barrister Khan was also appointed as the Advocate General of Sindh on June 25, 2013. He, however, resigned from the post on January 11, 2014, citing ‘personal reasons’. His father, Prof ND Khan, is a seasoned politician who has been associated with the Pakistan People’s Party for a long time.