• Tue. Jan 31st, 2023

Mansoor Usman Awan replaces Ashtar Ausaf as attorney general


Mansoor Usman Awan replaces Ashtar Ausaf as attorney general — Twitter
Mansoor Usman Awan replaces Ashtar Ausaf as attorney general — Twitter
  • President approves Ashtar Ausaf’s resignation as AGP
  • Arif Alvi okays appointment of Mansoor Usman under Article 100.
  • Awan holds LLM degree from Harvard Law School.

President Arif Alvi on Friday approved the appointment of Mansoor Usman Awan as Attorney-General for Pakistan (AGP) after Ashtar Ausaf resigned from his office.

The president approved the appointment under Article 100 of the constitution.

Awan holds a Master of Laws (LLM) degree from Harvard Law School, USA, and a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from the University of Punjab where he stood first. He was awarded the Justice M. Jan Memorial gold medal for obtaining 1st position in Jurisprudence and Charles Earl Bevan Petman Law Prize for 1st position in Criminal Law.

Awan is a recipient of the Harvard Law School Dean’s Award for Leadership (2005). At Harvard Law, he was elected as the LLM Representative to Harvard Law School Council and he also served as the Vice President of the Harvard Graduate Council.

The former AGP Ashtar Ausaf Ali resigned from his post back in September. He submitted his resignation to Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif. However, he had offered to continue working till a replacement is appointed.

Sources told Geo News said that AGP Ali resigned due to health reasons. 



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