The renowned lawyer and the former Attorney General Ashtar Ausaf Ali has been again appointed as the new Attorney General of Pakistan.
In his previous term, he has served during the tenure of ex-prime minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif.
On Saturday PM Shehbaz Sharif approved his appointment. The post was vacant after Khalid Javed Khan resigned on April 9. He left right after the departure of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government and said that he tried to serve the country to the best.
Ashtar Ausaf has also served as the special assistant on law and justice during 2015-16 to the then prime minister.
He has served on many legal posts as he has been the Advocate General of Punjab twice in the late 90s. He was also the advisor of the former PM Nawaz Sharif on human rights.
As Attorney-General, he spearheaded the drafting of the 25th Amendment merging FATA with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, began the settlement process that culminated in the resolution of the $6 billion Reko Diq investment dispute, and the renewal of the GSP Plus trade package. He was awarded the Sitara-e-Imtiaz in 2018.