Attorney General Ashtar Ausaf resigns from his post

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Attorney General Ashtar Ausaf resigns from his post

ISLAMABAD: Attorney General of Pakistan Ashtar Ausaf has resigned from his post. 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 attorney general of Pakistan on March 29, 2016.

The resignation by the attorney general comes hours after the caretaker Punjab government removed Asma Hamid from the post of advocate general of the province.

Former Punjab chief minister Shehbaz Sharif had appointed Hamid to the post of advocate general Punjab on May 29, two days before the then government’s tenure ended.