Did Attorney General Anwar Mansoor resign or forced to quit the top slot?
ISLAMABAD - Federal Law Minister Farogh Naseem has said that federal government had demanded resignation from Anwar Mansoor.
The law minister said that former Attorney General’s statements do not depict government’s stance.
A response was submitted to the Supreme Court of Pakistan (SCP) by law secretary on behalf of Shehzad Akbar and Farogh Naseem.
The response submitted in SC stated that former AGP delivered irresponsible statements which do not match with government’s stance in any way.
Farogh Naseem further said that federal government believes in supremacy of law and justice.
“The statements of former AGP were quite surprising for the government so we demanded his resignation,” he said.
Earlier today, Anwar Mansoor decided to step down from his position of Attorney General of Pakistan, while tendering his resignation to President Arif Alvi for approval.
Anwar Mansoor said that he has submitted his resignation on the request of Pakistan Bar Council (PBC).