The Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) elections for the term 2018-2019 are being held today (Wednesday) to elect the 22-member body. Polling stations have been set up in Karachi, Quetta, Peshawar, Abbottabad, Lahore, Multan, Bahawalpur, Islamabad and other cities.
For the slot of the president two candidates, Ali Ahmad Kurd and Amanullah Kanrani are vying for the seat. For the position of secretary, the contest is between Shamim-ur-Rehman Malik and Azmatullah Chaudhry while, Ali Ahmed Rana and Mahmood A Sheikh are in the running for the finance secretary.
A total of 3,047 voters will cast their votes. The Lahore registry has 1291 registered voters while the Karachi registry has 504. In Islamabad, there are 484 registered votes while Peshawar has 280 votes. Quetta, Bahawalpur and Multan have 196, 89 and 203 registered votes respectively.
According to the SCBA policy, the president of the bar is elected from different province each year as per rotation policy. The SCBA body consists of the president, four vice-presidents (one from each province), secretary, additional secretary, finance secretary and 14 members elected from throughout Pakistan (at least two from each province).
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26 May, 2019