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Pakistan’s first Christian advocate general appointed in Sindh

KARACHI: In a historic move, the provincial government of Sindh has appointed Salman Talibuddin, a member of the Christian community, as Advocate General of the province. “Salman Talibuddin was appointed as Advocate General Sindh on the terms and conditions as admissible under the rules with immediate effect,” read the notification of his appointment. The post fell vacant in June when then advo­cate general Zameer Ghumro resigned. Senior Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Senator Sherry Rehman lauded the…

First-ever woman AG removed from post

LAHORE: Asma Hamid, who was appointed as Advocate General of Punjab by former Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif in closing days of his government’s five-year term, was removed from the post on Wednesday. Additional advocate general Shan Gul has been given charge of the office of AG as a stop-gap arrangement. Earlier, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) had taken notice of the appointment of Ms Hamid and sought an explanation from the provincial government in this regard. It summoned the Punjab chief secretary to…

ECP takes notice of Asma Hamid’s appointment as AG Punjab

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Wednesday took notice of the appointment of Additional Advocate General Asma Hamid as Advocate General of Punjab and sought an explanation from the provincial government in this regard.  The ECP has summoned the Punjab chief secretary to explain as to why the appointment was made despite its ban on recruitment ahead of general elections. The commission directed the provincial government to ensure implementation of its ban in letter and spirit. On Sunday…

SHC extends stay against removal of IGP Sindh

KARACHI: Sindh High Court on Tuesday adjourned hearing of a petition against the removal of Inspector General of Police Sindh A.D. Khawaja from his post till Wednesday, ARY News reported. The court ordered the IGP to continue his duties till the court decides the matter. A division bench of the high court was hearing a petition against the provincial government's decision to remove the police chief from his office. Barrister Faisal Siddiqui, the counsel of the petitioner in his arguments said that after the 18th…

Sindh top government lawyer quits

KARACHI: Sindh Advocate General Abdul Fatah Malik has tendered his resignation to the government citing personal reasons to quit the province's top government lawyer's office, ARY News reported on Wednesday.