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Attorney-General for Pakistan

The Attorney-General for Pakistan (A.G.), is the chief law officer and legal advisor of the Government of Pakistan and enjoys rights of audience before Parliament.[1][2] The Attorney-General is nominated by the Prime Minister and appointed by the President. The Constitution bars the Attorney-General from private practice until the termination of his or her employment.[3] The office was established in 1947.

Attoney–General for Pakistan
State emblem of Pakistan.svg
Incumbent
Ashtar Ausaf Ali

since 29 March 2016
Ministry of Law and Justice
Style Honourable Attorney-General
Abbreviation AG
Member of Cabinet of Pakistan
Reports to Prime minister of Pakistan
Residence Supreme Court of Pakistan
Seat Islamabad, Pakistan
Nominator Prime minister of Pakistan
Appointer President of Pakistan
Qualified to be appointed as Justice of the Supreme Court
Term length No fixed term
Formation 12 November 1947
First holder Muhammad Wasim
Website agfp.gov.pk

The current Attorney-General, Ashtar Ausaf Ali, was nominated by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and assumed charge on 29 March 2016.

Contents

List of Attorneys-GeneralEdit

Parties

  No party (3)   Muslim League (2)   Military (13)   Pakistan People's Party (9)   Pakistan Muslim League (N) (5)

Number Name Period of office Length of term (days)
1 Muhammad Wasim 12 November 1947 6 February 1950 817
2 Fayyaz Ali 10 November 1950 8 April 1959 3,071
3 Chaudhry Nazir Ahmad Khan 25 July 1959 26 October 1961 824
4 Tufail Ali Abdul Rehman 8 November 1961 31 October 1964 1,088
5 Sheikh Ghias Muhammad 31 October 1964 10 May 1965 191
6 Syed Sharifuddin Pirzada 9 April 1966 20 July 1966 102
7 Sheikh Ghias Muhammad 25 July 1966 6 August 1968 743
8 Syed Sharifuddin Pirzada 7 August 1968 21 December 1971 1,231
9 Yahya Bakhtiar 22 December 1971 5 July 1977 2,022
10 Syed Sharifuddin Pirzada 7 July 1977 1 January 1985 2,735
11 Aziz A. Munshi 8 January 1985 30 October 1986 660
12 Ali Ahmed 30 October 1986 31 May 1988 579
13 Aziz A. Munshi 31 May 1988 3 December 1988 186
14 Yahya Bakhtiar 3 December 1988 6 August 1990 611
15 Aziz A. Munshi 7 August 1990 22 June 1993 1,050
16 Chaudhry Muhammad Farooq 24 July 1993 24 August 1993 51
17 Muhammad Sardar Khan 25 August 1993 25 October 1993 61
18 Fakhruddin G. Ebrahim 25 October 1993 2 April 1994 159
19 Qazi Muhammad Jamil 25 April 1994 17 October 1996 906
20 Iqbal Haider 19 October 1996 7 November 1996 19
21 Shahzad Jehangir 11 November 1996 9 April 1997 149
22 Chaudhry Muhammad Farooq 11 April 1997 15 October 1999 917
23 Aziz A. Munshi 2 November 1999 24 September 2001 692
24 Makhdoom Ali Khan 21 September 2001 1 August 2007 2,140
25 Malik Mohammad Qayyum 1 August 2007 19 August 2008 384
26 Latif Khosa 21 August 2008 11 October 2009 416
27 Anwar Mansoor Khan 24 December 2009 4 April 2010 101
28 Maulvi Anwar-ul-Haq 21 April 2010 12 April 2012 722
29 Irfan Qadir 12 April 2012 7 June 2013 426
30 Munir A. Malik 7 June 2013 14 January 2014 221
31 Salman Aslam Butt 16 January 2014 28 March 2016 802
32 Ashtar Ausaf Ali 29 March 2016

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Article 100(1) in Chapter 3: The Government in Part III: The Federation of Pakistan of the Constitution of Pakistan.
  2. ^ PPI (7 June 2013). "Munir Malik appointed Attorney General of Pakistan". Express Tribune, 2013. Express Tribune. Retrieved 1 June 2015. 
  3. ^ Article 100(3) in Chapter 3: The Government in Part III: The Federation of Pakistan of the Constitution of Pakistan.

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