HYDERABAD: The Pakistan Bar Council (PBC), while suspending the order of the Sindh Bar Council (SBC), has delayed the elections of the Sindh High Court Bar Association (SHCBA), Hyderabad from January 20 to January 27.
Ghulam Shabbir Shar, the PBC's appellate committee chairperson, restored on Thursday over 500 members who were earlier delisted as defaulters.
As many as 1,973 lawyers are registered with SHCBA, Hyderabad whose jurisdiction spreads to 14 districts of Sindh. These include 80 new members who are yet to complete the tenure to be enlisted as the voters.
SHCBA Hyderabad elections postponed to January 20
"The [SBC's] order dated January 9, 2018, is hereby suspended," the order reads. The PBC tasked the SHCBA's election committee, which was replaced by the SBC's committee, to conduct the elections on January 27 on the voter list which includes the restored members. The nominations will remain unchanged.
Advocates Ayaz Hussain Tunio, Ghulamullah Chang and Nisar Ahmed Durrani are contesting the seat of SHCBA president and advocates Muhammad Aslam Bhatti and Waseem Shah the seat of the vice-president.
The contenders for the general secretary include advocates Ishrat Lohar, Mir Ahmed Mangrio, Taj Muhammad Keerio and Mumtaz Alam Laghari.
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