ABBOTTABAD: Although the number of novel coronavirus (Covid-19) cases are rising exponentially, elections for the Abbottabad District Bar Association (DBA) and High Court Bar Association (HCBA) for the year 2020-21 have been announced. Abbottabad DBA elections will be held on June 13, while the HCBA elections will be held on July 4.
The announcement of schedules for the election of both bodies was delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. However, the election campaign has now gained momentum with supporters and voters of various candidates and panels launching drives for their respective candidates. For the DBA elections, two candidates are contesting for the hot seat of the president, including former president Asad Khan Jadoon and Major (retired) Jahangir Elahi.
For the HCBA elections, three candidates Fawad Saleh, Qazi Muhammad Azhar and Aurangzeb Mughal are contesting for the presidential slot.
Elections for the bodies of the legal fraternity will be conducted on June 13 and July 4 respectively, from 9am until 3 pm without any interruptions.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 8th, 2020.
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