Randhawa loses PbBC election

Published: November 24, 2014
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Kotwali police on Sunday registered a case against supporters of four elected members of the Punjab Bar Council (PBC) for resorting to jubilation firing. STOCK IMAGE

Kotwali police on Sunday registered a case against supporters of four elected members of the Punjab Bar Council (PBC) for resorting to jubilation firing. STOCK IMAGE

FAISALABAD: Faisalabad District Bar Association (DBA) president Chaudhary Tanveerur Rehman Randhawa has lost the election for the Punjab Bar Council (PBC).

According to unofficial results, Randhawa secured 1,545 votes.

As many as 22 candidates had contested for four seats.

Changez Khan Kakar secured 1,808 votes. Chaudhary Akram got 1,761 votes. Chaudhary Abdus Salam got 1,683 votes and Javaid Awan secured 1,667 votes. Ghulam Abbas Nassoana and Makhdoom Majeed Hussain Shah were declared successful on the two seats from Jhang.

Rana Muhammad Akram Khan won the seat from Toba Tek Singh.

Jubilation firing

Kotwali police on Sunday registered a case against supporters of four elected members of the Punjab Bar Council (PBC) for resorting to jubilation firing on Saturday night on the district court premises adjacent to the city police officer’s Office. The case was registered on the complaint of Kotwali investigation in-charge Nasrullah Khan.

CPO Sohail Habib Tajik had taken notice of the incident and told police to detain those involved.

The complainant said he was on security duty for the polling for PBC elections.

He said after preliminary results were announced, some supporters of the winning candidates climbed rooftops of lawyers’ chambers and fired shots in the air. He said because it was dark and there was no power, he could not identify the lawyers who had been involved. Police said a team had been formed to identify and arrest them.

Published in The Express Tribune, November 24th, 2014.

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