LAHORE: Candidates have started campaigning for Lahore Bar Association (LBA) elections scheduled for January 9.
They have been visiting lawyers’ offices and chambers to seek their support. A tough contest is expected between Professional and Friends Groups led by Hamid Khan and Asma Jahangir, respectively.
Professional Group’s Chaudhry Tanveer Akhtar and Friends Group’s Arshad Jahangir Jhoja are in the run for president. Nine candidates are in the field for two seats of vice presidents. They are Chaudhry Irfan Sadiq Tarar, Rana Saeed Anwar, Shahid Maqsood Bhulla, Ejaz Basra, Naveed Chaughtai, Sheikh Suhail Zahoor, Mian Abbas Shahzad, Syed Zahid Sherazi and Mian Muhammad Asif.
Shehzad Khan Kakar and Mian Naeem Hassan Wattoo are vying for the office of vice president from Model Town courts.
Naeem Chauhan, Chaudhry Irfan, Mian Sajjad Aslam Virk, Shahid Nawab Cheema, Babar Humayun Chauhan, Mureed Bhutta, Mian Sultan Asghar, Javed Hashmi, Murtaza Arif Khokhar, Faisal Manzoor Chaudhry, Sarfraz Chaudhry and Humayun Abdullah Malik are in the race for two seats of secretaries.
Five candidates – Adnan Sindhu, Tayyaba Mubarik Arain, Mohsina Chaudhry, Alia Atif Khan and Sajjad Rana – are in the field for joint secretary. For finance secretary, Riffat Tufail Malik, Imtiaz Gujjar and Shahid Bhatti are taking part in the elections. Syed Sabir Shah and Mian Ejaz Ahmad are candidates for library secretary.
Published in The Express Tribune, December 22nd, 2015.
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