LAHORE: Malik Arshad of the Associates Group, led by Asma Jahangir, reportedly managed to safe prime slot of president Lahore Bar Affiliation (LBA) for the yr 2018 by defeating Asim Cheema of Hamid Khan’s Skilled Group.
Based on unofficial outcomes until the submitting of the report, Malik Arshad was forward of his rival candidate by over 740 votes and his vote rely was 1,710. Asim Cheema was a lot behind him with 1,007 votes, indicating apparent victory for Malik Arshad. A complete of 39 candidates contested the election for eleven totally different slots and there was one-on-one contest between presidential slot.
Mehar Tanveer Iftikhar, Asad Ali, Ijaz Basra, Chaudhry Fawad Ramey and Rana Naeem contested for 2 seats of vice presidents. Rana Kausar Ali, Syed Mujtaba Kazmi, Mian Asif have been vying for vice chairman seat of Mannequin City. Rana Manzoor Ahmed, Syed Zahid Hamdani, Irfan Khichi, Aziz A Bhatti, Muhammad Sindhu and Mian Sakhawat run for vice chairman seat from Cantt courts.
There have been eight contesters specifically Rana Kashif Saleem, Malik Sohail Murshad, Chaudhry Qadir Nawaz, M Azeem, Asif Chohan, Abid Hafeez, Faraz and Maqsood Khokhar for 2 seats of secretaries.
For one seat of joint secretary, Tayaba Mumarik, Makhdoom Shah, Ch Tehseen Tahir and M Usman Bhatti have been within the subject. Additionally, for one seat of finance secretary, the contesters Shabnam Bano, Razia Sultana, Raja Numan and M Imtiaz Gujjar have been preventing. It was for the primary time that biometric machines have been used for electoral course of.
In line with chairman election board, 5,136 voters exercised their proper to vote. As many as 7,300 voters acquired themselves registered for biometric course of, though the full voters of the bar are over 18,000.
The polling began at 10am and continued until 5:30pm and no main scuffle was reported.
Speaking to the media, Asma Jahangir stated they might take away the weaknesses within the judicial course of. She hoped that bar and bench would transfer ahead collectively.
Whereas Hamid Khan stated they might shield the judiciary from these hatching conspiracies towards it. He stated they have been standing with the judiciary and the relations between bar and bench can be strengthened.
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