Attorney General Anwar Mansoor Khan

Attorney General Anwar Mansoor Khan

Islamabad (Staff Report/Agencies): Attorney General of Pakistan (AGP) Anwar Mansoor Khan on Thursday resigned from his office.

In a letter addressed to President Dr Arif Alvi, Khan said he was a life-time member of the Karachi, Sindh and Supreme Court bar associations and wanted to “reaffirm faith in the highest principles of integrity and professional excellence that the Pakistan Bar Council has always stood for”.

“Accordingly, I hereby resign from the position of the Attorney-General for Pakistan and request you to accept it with immediate effect,” he wrote.

“In the last year-and-a-half, I worked to the best of my ability to serve this solemn office with honesty of purpose, and commitment to upholding the Constitution,” he added in the resignation submitted to the president.

The resignation comes after the Pakistan Bar Council had demanded his resignation over some comments he made regarding a full-court bench hearing Justice Qazi Faez Isa’s case against the presidential reference.

The federal government has also distanced itself from Khan's remarks.