ISLAMABAD - Attorney General of Pakistan Munir A. Malik is likely to quit his office tomorrow, the sources said on Wednesday.

He was appointed as attorney general by the President on the advice of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif under Article 100 of the Constitution. After the retirement of Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, he had decided to leave the attorney general office but remained in the office till the PML-N government finds his replacement. It is expected that Advocate Salman Butt would replace him. Malik had informed the PM about his decision two days ago. He conveyed to the prime minister that he had to travel abroad regarding treatment of his ailing wife. Malik, former president of the SCBA, was in the forefront of the famous lawyers’ movement for the independence of the judiciary.