LAHORE: Senior lawyer Ahmad Awais on Tuesday took charge as advocate general of Punjab (AGP) following a notification issued by the provincial government.

Senior law officers and staff of the advocate general office welcomed Mr Awais on his first visit as principal law officer of the province.

The post had been lying vacant since resignation by Imtiaz Rasheed Siddiqui who served as AGP during the caretaker government in the province. Mr Siddiqui had resigned two days after the July 25 general election.

During hearing of a case on Sept 12, a judge of the Lahore High Court had taken notice of delay in appointment of AGP and sought a report from the government.

The judge had observed that unavailability of the principal law officer was resulting in poor representation in courts on behalf of the provincial government.

Published in Dawn, September 26th, 2018

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