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PTI-backed Asad Manzoor Butt becomes LHCBA president

But has secured 6,195 votes while Gondal could only muster 5,768 votes in his favor during the LHCBA annual elections for year 2024-25.

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Lahore: In the annual elections of the Lahore High Court Bar Association (LHCBA), Asad Manzoor Butt, affiliated with the Professional Hamid Khan Group, emerged victorious over Saqib Akram Gondal from Asma Jahangir's Independent group on Saturday.

Butt secured 6,195 votes, while Gondal could only muster 5,768 votes in his favor. Butt garnered support from Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT), and Jamat-e-Islami factions during the election, whereas Gondal enjoyed backing from the legal wings of PML-N and PPP.

In the race for the vice-presidential position, Mian Sardar Ali emerged as the winner with 3,344 votes. Meanwhile, for the secretary's role in LHCBA, Qadir Bakhash Chahal clinched victory with 7,119 votes, defeating contenders Qasim Samra and Asif Chohan.

In the contest for the vice-president's office, Mian Sardar Ali Gelan secured victory with 3,344 votes, leaving behind his rivals Haseeb Bin Yusuf, Malik Fida Hussain, Mazhar Abbas Sial, and Mian Wahid Nazir, who couldn't gather enough support.

Similarly, the elections for financial positions witnessed three contenders, among whom female lawyer Falak Naz Gil emerged triumphant with 5,503 votes. Her opponents, Ham Bin Shoaib Kamboh and Farakh Shah, received 5,033 and 1,389 votes respectively.

The Election Day witnessed intense competition between the Independent Group of Asma Jahangir and the Professional group of Hamid Khan. Throughout the polling, lawyers actively engaged in supporting their preferred candidates, with female lawyers also advocating for their choices.

The Lahore High Court Bar elections involved 41,673 lawyers, with 29,216 registered voters, including 2,101 women and 27,115 men. Mian Irfan Akram served as the chairman of the Election Board, assisted by Haseebullah Khan and Khudadad Chattha as deputy chairmen. Stringent security measures were implemented, with walk-through gates stationed at all internal entrances of the LHCBA, requiring lawyers to present their identification cards for entry.

 

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Mohsin Naqvi briefs Maryam Nawaz about development projects in Punjab

Felicitating her on her nomination, Mohsin Naqvi says being the first elected women Chief Minister of Punjab history is a bright example.

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Lahore: Caretaker Punjab Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi met designated Punjab Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz at Raiwand Lahore on Saturday.

Felicitating her on her nomination, Mohsin Naqvi said being the first elected women Chief Minister of Punjab history is a bright example.

He prayed for her success and expressed hope that she would write a new history of public service in the province.

He briefed Maryam Nawaz regarding the development projects in the province.

On this occasion, the designated Punjab Chief Minister appreciated public service rendered by Mohsin Naqvi as Caretaker Chief Minister and assured him that she will continue work on the ongoing public interest projects, initiated by Mohsin Naqvi.

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PML-N’s Malik Ahmed Khan elected as Punjab Assembly speaker

The newly elected speaker bagged 224 votes while his rival candidate of Sunni Itehad Council Ahmed Khan Bhachar could get 96 votes.

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Lahore: Malik Ahmed Khan, a prominent figure of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), emerged victorious as the Speaker of the Punjab Assembly on Saturday.

During the secret balloting process, Malik Ahmed Khan secured 224 votes, defeating his contender Malik Ahmed Khan Bhachar, who was nominated by the Sunni Ittehad Council (SIC). Bhachar managed to gather 96 votes, while two votes were discarded during the counting process.

A total of 327 members exercised their voting rights to elect the speaker. However, no decision was reached concerning the 27 reserved seats of the provincial assembly, and 16 members abstained from voting.

The elections for the speaker and deputy speaker were conducted via a secret ballot following Rules 9 and 10 of the Rules of Procedure of the Provincial Assembly of Punjab, 1997. Nomination papers were submitted by PML-N's Malik Ahmad Khan and Malik Zaheer Iqbal Channer for the respective positions.

Contrarily, the Sunni Ittehad Council nominated Ahmad Khan Bhachar and Muhammad Moeenuddin Riaz for the roles of speaker and deputy speaker, respectively.

Following the announcement of the election results, outgoing Punjab Assembly Speaker Sibtain Khan administered the oath to Malik Ahmed Khan. PML-N's nominee for the Punjab Chief Minister position, Maryam Nawaz, congratulated Malik Ahmed Khan on his victory.

The session of the provincial assembly commenced with a delay of one hour and thirty-three minutes. Upon Maryam Nawaz's arrival in the hall, members of the Sunni Ittehad Council raised slogans against the PML-N leadership.

In retaliation, PML-N leaders chanted slogans against the PTI leadership, leading to verbal confrontations among assembly members. During the session, Marriyum Aurangzeb and Khalil Tahir Sindhu of the PML-N were observed encouraging party leaders to voice slogans against the PTI founder.

 

 

 

 

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