Abid Zuberi elected president of the Supreme Court Bar Association
The Hamid Khan group’s candidate, Abid S. Zuberi, was elected president of the Supreme Court Bar Association and defeated Khalid Javed, the Asma Jahangir group’s candidate after four years.
Abid Zuberi got 1347 votes while Asma Jahangir group lawyer Khalid Javed got 1148 votes.
Speaking to Bol News TV, newly elected SCBA President Abid Zuberi said Bol News always stands for truth and justice.
He said he wanted to personally thank BOL Network CEO Shoaib Ahmed Shaikh and BOL Media Group Chairman Ayesha Shoaib Shaikh for their cooperation.
He wished, “May Allah bless Bol TV with further development and continue to work for freedom of journalism.”
The annual Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) elections were held on Friday.
It is pertinent to mention that both candidates are from Sindh.
The election results are important for all major political parties, especially Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), which backed the Hamid Khan group in the SCBA elections.
The PTI and the Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) support lawyer Zuberi as a candidate. Even PTI senator Ali Zafar, who was associated with the Asma group, supported lawyer Zuberi.
However, lawyers from the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supported the Asma group. The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) was divided as Sardar Latif Khosa backed lawyer Zuberi. However, the Awami National Party (ANP) and the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) supported the Independent Group candidate.
The elections were taken seriously by the country’s powerful quarters.
However, it is seen that the two groups have almost similar views on the elevation of High Court judges to SC based on the principle of seniority, with Justice Minister Azam Nazir Tarar backing the elevation of three judges at CS just two days ago.