Barrister Shehzad Ata Elahi appointed Attorney General of Pakistan
The post fell vacant after Ashtar Ausaf resigned from the post in October 2022
Barrister Shehzad Ata Elahi has been appointed Attorney General of Pakistan (AGP) on Thursday.
Hailing from Lahore, Shehzad Ata Elahi is the grandson of former president Fazal Ilahi Chaudhry, who served as Pakistan’s president between 1973 and 1978.
Barrister Elahi belongs to the famous law firm Cornelius, Lane & Mufti.
The AGP office had been vacant since last October after Ashtar Ausaf Ali’s resignation. resigned, While, Additional Attorney General Chaudhry Aamir Rehman had been appearing to represent the government before the Supreme Court.
A notification issued by the Ministry of Law and Justice states: “In exercise of the power conferred under Article 100(1) of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan 1973, the president is pleased to appoint Barrister Shehzad Ata Elahi as AGP with the rank and status of the federal minister with immediate effect.”
“Article 100(1) of the Constitution states that “the president shall appoint a person, being a person qualified to be a judge of the Supreme Court, to be the AGP.”