LAHORE: In an election held on Thursday for the next five years 2020-25, the Independent Party, known as the late Asma Jahangir Group, secured majority seats in the 23-member house of the Pakistan Bar Council (PBC).
The party captured nine out of Punjab’s 11 seats, while the Hamid Khan-led Technical Group secured the other two seats.
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Muhammad Ahsan Bhoon, who also leads the Independent Party, Azam Nazir Tarar, Abid Saqi, Tahir Nasarullah Warraich, Pir Masood Chishti, Hafeezur Rehman Chaudhry, Hassan Raza Pasha, Mirza Aziz Akbar Baig and Syed Kalb-i-Hassan are the popular candidates.
The Punjab winners of the Technical Community are Chaudhry Ishtiaq A. Khan and Shafqat Mahmood Chohan.
The Independent Party also reported that Sindh won four out of six seats, and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa won three out of four.
On January 5 in Islamabad, Pakistan Attorney General Khalid Jawed Khan, who was conducting the election as returning officer, will announce the official outcome.
The polling mechanism in which members of provincial bar councils took part was conducted by the respective advocate generals for the provinces.
OBITUARY: On Thursday, Mian Israrul Haq, former president of the Supreme Court Bar Association and senior political figure of the legal fraternity, passed away.
His funeral prayer at 10pm in Baghbanpura was attended by a significant number of lawyers. He was a candidate in the PBC election as well.
Mr Haq was also twice elected president of the Lahore Bar Association of the High Court and a member of the PBC.