ISLAMABAD –  Barrister Khalid Jawed Khan has been appointed as Attorney General of Pakistan on Thursday after Ashtar Ausaf voluntarily relinquished charge for transparent and unbiased elections, a day earlier.

Interim president Sadiq Sanjrani issued a notification of appointment of Khalid who is the son of former Pakistan Peoples Party’s (PPP) leader N.D Khan.

Barrister Khan’s professional career spans over two decades whereas he has also served as legal assistant to former prime minister Benazir Bhutto.

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Hailing from Karachi, Khan got his LLB degree from London whereas he completed his BCL degree from Oxford University; he got LLM from Howard University.

Khan became an advocate in Supreme Court of Pakistan in 2004.

He has also served as Sindh advocate general whereas he actively participated in the movement against dictator Pervez Musharraf.