LAHORE - Acting Advocate General Punjab Mustafa Ramday on Friday tendered his resignation from the post he was holding for the last one year.

Mustafa Ramday, the circumstance suggest, had tendered his resignation in the wake of court’s order. During previous hearing, LHC Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah had directed the government to appoint a permanent AGP within 15 days.

The Punjab government had appointed him as an Additional Advocate General and gave him acting charge of the Advocate General Punjab in July 2013. The lawyers widely criticised the appointment, terming it a case of pure nepotism as Ramday was not qualified to hold this post.

Under Article 140 of the Constitution, qualification for the post of AGP is equal to a high court judge and the age limit for a high court judge is 45 years whereas Ramday’s age was far less than the requirement.

at the time of his appointment. 

A number of lawyers had filed petition challenging his appointment in the LHC.