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Khalid Javed steps down as attorney-general of Pakistan

Former Attorney-General for Pakistan, Khalid Jawed Khan arrives to attend a hearing outside the Supreme Court building in Islamabad on April 7, 2022. — AFP
Former Attorney-General for Pakistan, Khalid Jawed Khan arrives to attend a hearing outside the Supreme Court building in Islamabad on April 7, 2022. — AFP

  • Khalid Javed sends his resignation letter to President Arif Alvi.
  • "I have tried to serve Pakistan to best of my ability and I now deem it appropriate to tender my resignation," says Khalid Javed.
  • Says he remains profoundly grateful to ex-prime minister Imran Khan.


ISLAMABAD: After serving for two years as the Attorney-General of Pakistan, Khalid Javed Khan stepped down from the post late Saturday night after Imran Khan ceased to hold the office of the prime minister of Pakistan as he lost the majority in the Upper House of Parliament (National Assembly), The News reported.

"I have been serving the post of Attorney General of Pakistan since February, 2020. For this honor and privilege, I remain profoundly grateful to Prime Minister Imran Khan,” Khalid Javed said while tendering his resignation.

A letter sent by him to the President of Pakistan Arif Alvi stated:

"I have tried to serve the country to the best of my ability and conscience and I now deem it appropriate to tender my resignation."

The Opposition ousted Imran Khan from the post of prime minister through a successful no-confidence motion, making him the first prime minister of Pakistan to be removed by this method.

As many as 174 members of the National Assembly voted against Imran, deciding his fate after a lot of drama in the House that continued till Saturday midnight.