Mansoor Usman Awan appointed new Attorney General for Pakistan
The appointment was approved by the president under Article 100 of the Constitution
Mansoor Usman Awan has been appointed Attorney General for Pakistan on Monday.
President Arif Alvi Monday appointed Mansoor Usman Awan as the new Attorney General for Pakistan (AGP) after accepting Barrister Shehzad Ata Elahi’s resignation.
A statement issued from the Aiwan-e-Sadar said the appointment was approved by the president under Article 100 of the Constitution, adding, the appointment was approved by the president under Article 100 of the Constitution.
Barrister Shehzad Ata Elahi stepped down from the post on Friday after less than two months in the office.
Shehzad Ata Elahi has sent his resignation from the post of attorney general for Pakistan to President Arif Alvi.
Following the nod from the President’s office, the Ministry of Law and Justice notified Mansoor Awan as the new Attorney General for Pakistan.
Mansoor Usman Awan holds a Master of Laws (LLM) degree from Harvard Law School, USA, and a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from the University of Punjab where he stood first.
Awan was awarded the Justice M Jan Memorial gold medal for obtaining first position in jurisprudence and Charles Earl Bevan Petman Law Prize for first position in criminal law.
He is also a recipient of the Harvard Law School Dean’s Award for Leadership (2005).
At Harvard Law, Mansoor Usman Awan was elected as the LLM Representative to Harvard Law School Council and he also served as the vice president of the Harvard Graduate Council.