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Acting President accepts Ashtar Ausaf’s resignation

ISLAMABAD: The resignation of Ashtar Ausaf from the post of Attorney General has been accepted by acting President of Pakistan Sadiq Sanjrani on Thursday.

Khalid Javed has been appointed as the new Attorney General of Pakistan.

Ashtar Ausaf tendered his resignation from the post on June 20.

According to details, Ausaf forwarded his resignation to the president. “It is an honour for me to have served Pakistan as attorney general,” he said.

Ausaf was appointed for the post of attorney general of Pakistan on March 29, 2016.

The decision of resignation by the former attorney general surfaced few hours following the dismissal of Asma Hamid from the post of advocate general of the province by the caretaker Punjab government.

Asma Hamid was appointed as Advocate General of Punjab by former Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif in closing days of his government’s five-year term.

Additional advocate general Shan Gul has been given charge of the office of provincial AG as a stop-gap arrangement.

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