Aziz A. Munshi has taken over the charge of Attorney General of Pakistan,
for the fourth time. He was Attorney General of Pakistan for the year
1985-86, 1988, and 1990 to 1993. On all three occasions, he resigned from
his office as Attorney General.
appeared in most of the important constitutional cases in the Supreme
Court and High Courts, involving dissolution of the National Assembly
and the Provincial Assemblies.
defended the dissolution of the National Assembly under the former Article
58(2)(b) of the Constitution in the cases filed by Haji Saifullah Khan
(1998) Khawaja Tariq Rahim (1989), Aftab Sherpao (1989) and Nawaz Sharif
is a Constitutional Lawyer and is said to be the author of Constitutional
legislation, particularly those relating to the 8th Constitutional
Amendment, enacted by the Parliament in 1985 to bring about a smooth transition
from Martial Law to Civilian government through the Constitutional amendments.
of a judge and nephew of late Mr. I. I Chundrigar, Mr. Munshi started
legal practice as the junior in chambers of late Mr. I.I Chundrigar in
the year 1955 at Karachi and was closely associated with him till Mr.
Chundrigarís death in 1960.
Chundrigar was Law Minister of Pakistan and was one of the closest and
trusted associates of Quaid-e-Azam.
Munshi attended several Institutional Conferences including Asian African
Legal Consultative Conference of 46 Members countries at Cairo in April
1991 where he was unanimously elected as Vice Chairman.