Pakistan’s attorney general resigns, successor appointed

August 20th, 2008 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS  

Islamabad, Aug 20 (Xinhua) The attorney general of Pakistan Malik Abdul Qayyum submitted his resignation here Wednesday, Geo TV channel reported. Latif Khosa, a senator belonging to the Pakistan Peoples Party, has been appointed as the new attorney general, the report said.

Malik Qayyum is a former judge and was appointed by former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf as attorney general in August last year.

The attorney general is the chief legal adviser to the Pakistani government.

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