Attorney General Anwar Khan resigned on Friday.

ISLAMABAD: While leaving President Asif Ali Zardari solely on mercy of Minister for Law and Justice Babar Awan, Attorney General Anwar Mansoor Khan on Friday resigned from his office as Attorney General of Pakistan.
It is not difficult to know reasons behind his resignation, as former AG Anwar Mansoor himself revealed the fact while talking to the media persons that Babar Awan was not assisting him from the day-one in revoking the Swiss cases of Asif Ali Zardari as per the Supreme Court verdict on the National Reconciliation Order (NRO).
It is relevant to mention here that Anwar Mansoor stunned the seven-member bench during hearing when he told the court that he was facing non-cooperative attitude on part of the Law Minister for not handing over the necessary information to him regarding the letters to be sent to the Swiss authorities for re-opening of $60 million graft cases involving President Asif Ali Zardari.
During the NRO case proceedings when Justic Ramday asked the AG, “Tell us who is obstructing you in the process”. The Attorney General replied that he was not able to get the documents relating the Swiss cases from the Law Ministry. Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammed Chaudhry asked him as to who is responsible for these problems. “It is the Law Ministry and Law Minister Babar Awan,” he replied, adding that the Law Minister was not allowing him for one or the other reasons.
The Chief Justice asked the AG that his statement was being recorded by the court. Anwar Mansoor replied, “I will not back out from my statement.” The court said if the Law Minister was posing a stumbling block in the process, then the court would call him to account for the same.
On the same day, (Thursday), when after tea break Anwar Mansoor entered the courtroom, Justice Ramday asked him, “Are you still Attorney General? In his remarks Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry asked the AG, “You have to process the matter with full responsibility and will have to present the case with full preparation.” But Anwar Mansoor replied that he was loyal with the apex court than any other office.
On Friday, the day of his resignation, he offered Friday prayer with Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry in the Supreme Court mosque.

link: http://www.nation.com.pk/pakistan-news-newspaper-daily-english-online/Politics/03-Apr-2010/AG-quits-over-row-with-Law-Minister
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