ISLAMABAD: Ashtar Ausaf Ali, the Pakistani attorney general, has resigned from his position.AGP has resigned from his position and submitted his letter of resignation to Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, but he has been asked to stay on till a replacement is named.According to the sources, AGP Ali’s resignation was motivated by his health.
JCP meeting scheduled for today
It’s interesting that the Ashtar Ausaf Ali resignation was announced just before the Pakistani Judicial Commission, of which he is a member, was to meet to discuss the selection of judges.After a five-month break, the JCP is convening and is anticipated to discuss the permanent appointment of 13 Lahore High Court justices.
Dispute surrounding most recent JCP meeting
The issue surrounding the most recent JCP meeting centred on AGP Ali.According to information from sources, the panel rejected CJP Bandial’s nominees for judges of higher courts to be elevated to the SC at the most recent JCP meeting, which was held in July of last year.
Two judges from the Sindh High Court and three judges from the Lahore High Court (LHC) were among the five judges under consideration at the session of the judicial committee presided over by CJP Bandial.
The Hon’ble Chief Justice of Pakistan will be able to provide additional information and data about those who have already been proposed, as well as, if he deems it appropriate, add more names to the list of proposees for consideration by the JCP, according to the official statement released by the Supreme Court.
“Mr. Justice Ijaz-ul-Ahsan, Mr. Justice Sajjad Ali Shah, Mr. Justice (Retd) Sarmad Jalal Osmany, and the Attorney General for Pakistan backed the move to postpone the meeting. The decision was made to adjourn the meeting as a result.