ISLAMABAD : President Mamnoon Hussain on Thursday signed a summary to appoint Salman Butt as the Attorney General of Pakistan. Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has made recommendation to the President Mamnoon Hussain for appointing senior lawyer of Lahore, Salman Butt as the Attorney General of Pakistan. The formal announcement regarding the appointment of Salman Butt as the new Attorney General of Pakistan has been made after the approval of the recommendation by the President, Mamnoon Hussain, notification in this regard also been issued on Thursday.It is pertinent to mention here that Munir A Malik has resigned as Attorney General of Pakistan due to his personal engagements. Prime Minister accepted his resignation and informed the Presidency in this regard and the President also accepted the resignation of Munir A Malik.

Published in The Nation newspaper on 17-Jan-2014