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Appointment and Tenure

Appointment 

On the advice of the Chief Minister, the Governor appoints the Advocate General for the province. Such advice is binding on the Governor under Article 105 of the Constitution. A person who is qualified to be appointed as judge of the High Court is qualified for the appointment as the Advocate General of the province.  But this aspect of qualification may be interpreted strictly, i.e. a person cannot be appointed as judge of the High Court if he is more than 62 years of age, whereas, this maximum limit of age may not be applicable in the case of appointment of the Advocate General.

 

Tenure of Service

The Advocate General has no fixed tenure of service; he holds office during the pleasure of the Governor. The Advocate General is the principal law officer of the provincial government. The provincial government relies on his advice in matters of legal character, therefore he has to be a person who enjoys confidence of the provincial government.