Ex-AGP tenders unconditional apology to SC.

Islamabad: A day after tendering resignation following a rebuke by Supreme Court over controversial remarks against judges, former attorney general Anwar Mansoor Khan submitted a written apology to the apex court on Friday.

"The undersigned is sorry and withdraws his statement made on February 18 and unconditionally apologises for having made the same," he said in a statement. "I have the highest regard and respect for the honourable court and cannot think of causing any adverse comment as to the honour, honesty, and integrity of the honourable court," he added.

In his resignation letter addressed to President Arif Alvi, the attorney general had on Thursday said he was leaving his post after the Pakistan Bar Council's demand for the same.

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court had ordered the former AG to tender an apology or come up with 'some material' on the basis of which he had made certain remarks that concerned members of a bench which is hearing a set of challenges against the filing of the presidential reference against Justice Qazi Faez Isa.

Soon after Khan's resignation, the federal government had submitted a statement to the court distancing itself from the comments in question. "It is pointed out that the federal government of Pakistan and the answering respondents hold the superior judiciary for Pakistan in the highest...

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