Attorney General of Bangladesh
The Attorney General of Bangladesh (Bengali: মহাব্যবহারদেশক, Mahābyabahāradēśaka) is the Bangladeshi government's chief legal adviser, and its primary lawyer in the Supreme Court of Bangladesh. The Attorney General is usually a highly respected Senior Advocate, and is appointed by the ruling government. The current Attorney General is Mahbubey Alam. The Attorney General is the ex-officio chairman of the Bangladesh Bar Council and accordingly he performs the duties assigned to that post and empowered to participate in any reference to Supreme Court made by the President under article 106 of the Constitution and can express his own opinion.
|Attorney General of Bangladesh
|Office of the Attorney General|
|Seat||Bangladesh Supreme Court, Dhaka, Bangladesh.|
|Nominator||The Prime Minister|
|Term length||No fixed term|
|Formation||19 February 1765|
|First holder||Sir John Day|
as Advocate-General of Bengal
|Deputy||Additional Attorneys-General, Deputy Attorneys-General and Assistant Attorneys-General|
Unlike the Attorney General of the United States, the Attorney General of Bangladesh does not have any executive authority, and is not a political appointee; those functions are performed by the Minister of Justice. The Attorney General is assisted by the several Additional Attorneys-General, Deputy Attorneys-General, and Assistant Attorneys-General.
List of Attorneys GeneralEdit
|No.||Name||Took office||Left office|
|1||M. H. Khandaker|
|2||Faqueer Shahabuddin Ahmad||1972||1976|
|Syed Ishtiaq Ahmed||1976|
|Rafique Ul Huq||1990|
|9||K. S. Nabi||1996||1998|
|11||A. F. Hassan Ariff||October 2001||28 April 2005|
|12||A. J. Mohammad Ali||30 April 2005||24 January 2007|
|13||Fida M. Kamal||January 2007||16 July 2008|
|14||Salahuddin Ahmad||13 July 2008||12 January 2009|
|15||Mahbubey Alam||13 January 2009||Incumbent|
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