Attorney General Muneer A. Malik quits


Islamabad: Attorney General of Pakistan Muneer A. Malik has tendered resignation from his office today, media reported.

Sources said the AG sent his resignation to President Mamnoon Hussain. He was appointed in June last year.

Few days back, the AG, who has always been regarded as a bridge between the judiciary and the federal government, met Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to inform him about his decision.

Muneer A. Malik is a known Supreme Court lawyer and former president of the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA).

He spearheaded the lawyers’ movement for the independence of the judiciary when Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry was deposed by former President General Pervez Musharraf on March 9, 2007.

Sources further said that the government was considering two or three names to fill the top legal slot.

The name of Advocate Akram Sheikh, who is leading a prosecution team to try Musharraf for treason charges, is also under consideration.

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