Malik Mohammad Qayyum

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Malik Mohammad Qayyum (born January 18, 1944), Senior Advocate Supreme Court, is the former Attorney General of Pakistan, who was replaced with Senator Latif Khosa when President Pervez Musharraf resigned on 18 August 2008.[1][2] He became Attorney General following the resignation of Makhdoom Ali Khan.[3] He is a former Judge of the Lahore High Court, which he resigned from after a phone transcript of his was released in which he was alleged to be approached by the then Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's government to fix judgement in a case before him involving Benazir Bhutto. Mr Qayyum denied that the voice in the telephone conversation was his. Agencies have examined the tapes and have expressed their concern that they could have been doctored although no final verdict is available.[citation needed]

He is one of the most senior lawyers of the Supreme Court of Pakistan and has advised the sitting benches of the Higher Judiciary on numerous constitutional issues. He was responsible for conducting the inquiry into match fixing which was lauded by the ICC known as the "Qayyum Report".[citation needed]

Malik Qayyum was also recorded as saying that the Pakistani general election, 2008 was going to be rigged [3]. Qayyum March 10, 2008 rejected a plan by opposition lawmakers to reinstate the country's ousted Supreme Court justices within 30 days of parliament's first session, because President Musharraf's dismissal of the judges was legal under the constitution.[4]

Malik Qayyum is the son of Justice (retired) Muhammad Akram, one of the four judges who sentenced Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto to death.[5]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Makhdoom Ali Khan
Attorney General of Pakistan
2007 – 2008
Succeeded by
Latif Khosa