Monday, December 22, 2014
Article 140 : Advocate General of a Province:
Monday, December 22, 2014 by Faizan Bhatti
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.
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