Monday, December 22, 2014
Article 100 : Attorney General (Short Note)
Monday, December 22, 2014 by Faizan Bhatti
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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