Differences emerge in SCBA over appointment of lawyer
Association president nominates Muqtedir Akhtar Shabbir whereas executive body approves Ahsan Bhon’s name
February 26, 2023 04:02 AM
Differences have emerged in Supreme Court Bar Association over the appointment of a representative lawyer by the SCBA in connection with a suo motu notice taken by the Supreme Court on general elections in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Saturday.
The executive body of the Supreme Court Bar Association, through a resolution, has nominated Ahsan Bhon as advocate/representative in the apex court.
SCBA President Abid Zubairi has nominated secretary Muqtedir Akhtar Shabbir as a representative lawyer of the Association.
The Supreme Court had issued a notice to the SCBA in connection with suo motu notice on general elections in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
The 17-member executive body nominated Ahsan Bhon as lawyer to Supreme Court.
Nine members of the executive body voted in favour of Ahsan Bhon.
The notices were also issued to the vice-chairman Pakistan Bar Council, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), and to the President and the governors of the Punjab and KP through their principal secretaries, if they desire to share their opinion on the matter.
Reporter Amanat Gishkori