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Article 140 : Advocate General of a Province:

Monday, December 22, 2014 - 23 Comments

Article 140:
ADVOCATE GENERAL:

Any person, fulfilling the required criteria to be appointed as Justice of High Court i.e. having 10 years practice as an enrolled Advocate of High Court; or has remained a member of a Civil Service given by law and has a period of not less than three years being District Judge in Pakistan; or has hold any Judicial Office for not less than ten years in Pakistan, having at least 40 years of age and is a respectable and law abiding citizen of Pakistan, is capable to be appointed as Advocate General. The Advocate Generals are appointed for each Province by their respective Governors under the Article 193 (2) of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and they remain till the Governor desires or the tenure of the Governor ends or the said Governor resigns. The prior duty of the Advocate General is to provide legal advice to their respective Provincial Governments regarding all legal matters. The Advocate General, at any time, can address the Provincial Assembly as and when the need arises according to the Article 140 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and can take part in the matters of their respective Provincial Assemblies as well, but they are not entitled to case their vote. The Advocate Generals has to submit their resignation in their own handwriting addressed to their respective Governors, in order to resign.

Article 100 : Attorney General (Short Note)

ATTORNEY GENERAL:
 
A respectable and law abiding citizen of Pakistan having at least a 05 years of experience as a Justice of High Court either continuously or in terms of installments, or having 15 years of Experience as an enrolled advocate of High Court and competent to be Justice of Supreme Court of Pakistan according to the Article 100 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, is capable to be appointed as Attorney General of Pakistan. The appointment of the Attorney General is done by the President of the Country and the Attorney General remains on the said post till the resignation or end of the tenure of the President or till the President desires. The major task of the Attorney General is to provide legal advice to the Federal Government and to perform other legal duties as and when assigned to him by the President. Prior to this, the Attorney General has the right to address in all Courts, Tribunals as well as to speech in National Assembly as and when the need arises besides taking part in any of the proceedings thereof, but is not entitled to cast his vote. The Attorney General, in case of resignation, has to submit his resignation in his own handwriting, addressed to the President of the Country.

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