ISLAMABAD: Former attorney general of Pakistan Anwar Mansoor Khan on Friday sought unconditional apology from the Supreme Court over his February 18 remarks.
Anwar Mansoor Khan Khan has submitted written apology in the SC.
The written apology of the former attorney general reads.“I respect the judiciary and judges and cannot even think to speak against them”,
Withdrawing his statement in the hearing against Justice Qazi Faiz Essa Case he sought unconditional apology.
It is pertinent to mention here that, Anwar Mansoor Khan had resigned from his post citing demand of the same from Pakistan Bar Council as the reason behind the decision.
In his resignation letter submitted to President Arif Alvi,Khan said: “I note with profound regret that the Pakistan Bar Council, of which I am the Chairman, has demanded through its press release dated 19th of February 2020 that I resign forthwith from the Office of the Attorney General of Pakistan.
On the other hand the government has said that he has been asked to step down over his statement in the Supreme Court.
The Federal government distanced itself from the statement given by Attorney General Anwar Mansoor Khan in the hearing against Supreme Court Judge Qazi Faiz Essa.
According to a statement issued by Federal Law Ministry , Anwar Mansoor Khan as the attorney general gave his statement without taking any input from the government and passed unauthorized statement.
The government has asked his resignation after which he tendered his resignation.