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PBC refuses to do justice to widow without fee

PBC refuses to do justice to widow without fee

LAHORE – Punjab Bar Council (PBC) has returned a widow’s application against a lawyer, who had beaten her in the Lahore High Court Bar Association (LHCBA) premises a few days ago, asking her to submit the process fee.
Bushra Sayeda, 60, the complainant, said that she repeatedly approached PBC against Nasir Khan Banuzai who beat her in the bar’s compound. She said that she also made a special request to the PBC’s senior member and its representative in Judicial Commission, Rai

PBC seeks recovery of abducted judges, lawyers from Balochistan

ISLAMABAD – The Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) on Friday demanded the federal and Balochistan governments immediately recover abducted judges and lawyers of Balochistan, else the council would give a nationwide strike call. It also threatened to devise other courses of action for the release and recovery of the abducted judges and lawyers. Condemning the abduction of Distrct and Sessions Judge Jan Muhammad Gohar Yasinzai, Civil Judge Muhammad Ali Kakar, and lawyers Munir Ahmed Mirwani,

Ad hoc appointments – SCBA, PBC tell CJP they are worried

ISLAMABAD – Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) President Asma Jahangir and Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) Vice Chairman Latif Afridi on Friday held a meeting with Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry and apprised him about their reservations over a recent full court meeting of the Supreme Court that decided to appoint two retired Supreme Court judges on an ad hoc basis.
Talking to reporters later, Asma said that they had “apprised the CJP about their reservations

Ramday, Jafferi’s reappointment is unconstitutional: PBC

ISLAMABAD – In a unanimous resolution on Thursday, the executive committee of the Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) held the move of considering reappointment of Justice Khalilur Rehman Ramday, who retired on February 17 and Justice Rahmat Hussain Jafferi, who retired a few months ago, in violation of Article 182 of the constitution as amended under the 19th Amendment.
The meeting, chaired by executive committee Chairman Asrarul Haq Mian and co-chaired by Abdul Lateef Afridi, the PBC

PBC urges prompt steps to kick start economy

KARACHI – Expressing concern at the grave condition of the national economy, Pakistan Business Council (PBC) has asked the government to implement urgent steps to steer the derailed economy back on track. The PBC members said that the council is ready to fulfill its role as a catalyst to support the government in crafting a precise agenda to put economy on path towards stability and growth.
Former Commerce Minister Abdul Razzak Dawood, MCB Chief and PBC Chairman Mian Muhammad

PBC will elect its vice chairman today

ISLAMABAD – The newly elected executive body of Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) will hold its first meeting here today (Monday) to elect its vice chairman, most probably from Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.
According to a senior lawyer affiliated with Pakistan People’s Party, the new vice chairman will be elected from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. He said although the names of Muhammad Yaseen Khan Azad from Sindh, Amanullah Khan Kunrani from Balochistan and Saeed Akhtar Awan from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa were

PBC meets on 24th to elect vice chairman

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Bar Council (PBC)’s newly elected executive body will hold its first meeting on January 24 to elect its vice-chairman, most probably from a small province.
According to a senior lawyer affiliated with Pakistan People’s Party, the new vice chairman will be elected from a small province, adding that the names of Muhammad Yaseen Khan Azad from Sindh, Amanullah Khan Kunrani from Balochistan and Saeed Akhtar Awan from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa were under

PBC elects 22 members for five years

ISLAMABAD – The Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) on Friday officially announced the names of its 22 members, who have been elected for the next five years in polls held on December 22.
Per official results, Amanullah Kanrani was declared successful in Balochistan, while Qaiser Rashid Khan, Abdul Lateef Afridi, Muhammad Saeed Akhtar and Roohul Amin Chamkani won the election in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. In Sindh, Salahuddin Panhwar, Akhtar Hussain, Zia Ahmed Awan, Rasheed A Rizvi, Muhammad

PBC goes to polls today

ISLAMABAD/LAHORE: Fifty-seven candidates will be vying for 22 seats of the Pakistan Bar Council (PBC), as the eminent body of lawyers goes to polls today (Wednesday) at the provincial bar councils.
According to Attorney General for Pakistan Anwarul Haq, who is the ex-officio chairman of the PBC and also the returning officer, 57 candidates would be in the run from all provinces. Members of provincial bar councils will be voting to elect 22 PBC members from their respective

PBC all set to hold polls on 22nd

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) has finalised arrangements to hold its elections on December 22 and at the same time invisible elements are also working to lead the candidates of their choice to victory stand.
According to some senior lawyers, in the scenario of the government-judiciary relations which have been fluctuating over a few months, a great importance is being attached to the PBC elections in which political interference and spending of huge money under political

Judiciary unlawfully interfering in PBC polls: Asma

LAHORE – Supreme Court Bar Association President Asma Jahangir has said that the judiciary was illegally influencing upcoming polls of the Pakistan Bar council (PBC), only to usher in a pro-judiciary lobby in the bar. She said it spoke volumes of the attitude of the judiciary.
“I am sad to see that judges are attending tea parties to secure vote for candidates of their likings in the PBC scheduled for December 22,” Asma told a news conference after attending the SCBA’s first

Ethnicity fissures Sindh lawyers ahead of PBC polls

KARACHI: Fissures have emerged among members of the Sindh Bar Council (SBC), with Sindhi-speaking lawyers forming a panel of their own ahead of the Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) polls on December 22 in an attempt to combat “discrimination on ethnic basis,” Pakistan Today has learnt.
Two panels had traditionally existed in the SBC; one led by Rasheed A Rizvi and the other by Yasin Azad. A third panel has now emerged, and is being led by SBC Vice-Chairman Ali Muhammad Dahiry

PBC names Khalid Ranjha to Judicial Commission

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) on Thursday nominated senior lawyer Dr Khalid Ranjha as its member for the Judicial Commission constituted for appointing Supreme Court of Pakistan judges under the 18th Amendment.
Dr Khalid Ranjha, a former law minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) senator, was nominated as the Judicial Commission member in a PBC meeting held at the council’s office. The meeting was summoned by Attorney General Anwarul Haq, who is ex-officio