PPP-backed Shehram Sarwar wins LHCBA election

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Shehram Sarwar Ch, supported by friends’ alliance of former SCBA president Asma Jahangir and PPP lawyers, was elected president of the Lahore High Court bar Association (LHCBA) defeating his rival Muhammad Aslam Butter of pro-judiciary Professional Group led by Hamid Khan. He was successful with a clear lead of 555 votes as Shehram secured 3284 votes against his rival contester Mr Butter who bagged only 2729 votes. While PML- N supported candidate for the slot of bar’s President, Shafqat Mahmood Chohan remained 3rd in the race with 2175 votes.
The candidates backed by Asma and PPP government have already won control of Punjab bar council (PBC) Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) in the recently held elections and the LHCBA is the last election which has also gone to PPP lawyers backed by Asma, Governor Punjab Latif Khosa and the PLF leadership. However, on the seat of Vice President, Hafeez Ur Rehman, won with 5760 and the losing candidate Afzaal Azeem Pahat got 2391 in the one on one contest. The winner, Hafeez, was backed by professional group. Sardar Akbar Dogar was elected secretary of the bar by knocking out his rival Rana Awais Tauseef securing 5398, and 2770 respectively. Rahila Anjum Minhas was elected on the seat of secretary finance with 2748 votes defeating Sheikh Faisal Zaheer who got 2013.