Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Babar Awan urges provinces to launch welfare schemes for lawyers

LAHORE, June 28 :
Federal Minister for Law and Parliamentary Affairs Dr Babar Awan has urged provincial governments to launch housing schemes, medical facilities and other welfare projects for the lawyer community. Addressing a ceremony held at the Punjab Bar Council (PBC) on Monday, he said the lawyer community was a legal and democratic volunteer force and it deserved all respect. He said that if anybody fell victim to unlawful action, he immediately approached a lawyer for justice. Paying tributes to lawyers, he said they had laid down their lives and faced jail for the revival of democracy and the rule of law. "The role of lawyers is vital in the judicial system in every country around the globe", he added. Awan said that he was committed to welfare and service of lawyers as taught by the Holy Quran to serve human beings. He said that despite advice from his doctor and President Asif Ali Zardari to take care of his health, he had preferred to serve lawyers. "Lawyers are my identity and I cannot forget them," he added. Babar Awan said that he did not believe in grouping and always supported elected bars and honoured the lawyers mandate. He urged lawyers to be united for a greater Pakistan. The minister announced a grant of Rs 12.5 million for the Punjab Bar Council in the next budget. He also announced a grant of Rs 2 million for PBC staff, Rs 1 million for renovation of PBC Lawyers Hostel, Rs 50,000 each for Khawaja Janangir and Malik Shahid who recited verses from the holy Quran and a Naat respectively. Mumtaz Mustafa, Vice Chairman Punjab Bar Council, said that it was a right of lawyers to get grants from the federal government under Section 57 of Bar Council's Act of 1973 . He criticised elements who had condemned Dr Babar Awan for fulfilling his duty and helping the lawyer community. Chairman Executive Committee, Rana Muhammad Akram Khan, said that Babar Awan had proved that he was not only a law minister but well-wisher of lawyers. He assured him that lawyers would stand beside him through thick and thin. Federal Law Secretary Pir Masood Chisti and Senator Kazim Khan also spoke. Earlier, Babar Awan visited PBC's Lawyers Hostel and inaugurated new facilities provided in hostel.

Rana Muhammad Akram Khan

/>Rana Muhammad Akram Khan ( رانا محمد اکرم خاں) is a well known lawyer and Chairman Executive Committee of Punjab Bar Council for the year 2010-11. He is also Known as a Punjabi Hero of International Karachi University. He is former Chairman of Punjabi Students Association Sindh and former Vice Chairman of District Council. Rana Muhammad Akram Khan and Mumtaz Mustafa played vital role againt National Judicial Policy of Supreme Court due to which Judicial Policy was revived. Rana Muhammad Akram khan has been given the trophy of 'Legend of The Bar' by Cheif Justice of Pakistan, Mr. justice iftikhar Muhammad chaudhry.

Rana Muhammad Akram Khan Chairman Punjab Bar Council Reception at Lahore Bar Association.

Rana Muhammad Akram Khan Adressing Lawyers Convention of Punjab Bar Council and Lahore bar Association

Rana Muhammad Akram Khan Press Conference at Punjab Bar Council

Rana Muhammad Akram Khan Adressing at Lahore highcourt bar and lahore bar

Legend of the Bar trophy given presented to Rana Muhammad Akram Khan by Cheif Justice of Pakistan, Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry

Punjab Bar Council Delegation in Headship of Chairman Executive Committee Rana Muhammad Akram Khan called to Governor House and met Governor Punjab Salman Taseer.

Mumtaz Mustafa

Mumtaz Mustafa (ممتاز مصطفے) is a well known lawyer and vice Chairman of Punjab Bar Council for the year 2010-11.

He was Elected As Member Punjab Bar Council From Rahim Yar Khan. Then Mumtaz Mustafa and Rana Muhammad Akram Khan elected as Vice Chairman and Chairman Executive of Punjab Bar Council, Respectively for the year 2010-11 by getting 44 out of 75 votes each.

Mumtaz Mustafa is from Rahim Yar Khan and is a member of the Punjab Bar Council. He also remained president Rahim Yar Khan Bar Association. He had been with Tehrik-e-Istaqlal and the PML (Functional) and is currently affiliated with the Khosa Group of the PPP. Khwaja Tariq Sohail, a diehard PPP worker, remained member of the executive committee of the Supreme Court Bar Association.

Punjab Bar Council


The Punjab Bar Council came into being as a result of the promulgation of the Legal Practitioners and Bar Councils Act, 1973 (Act XXXV of 1973). The Council commenced functioning with effect from 1st January 1974.

The Punjab Bar Council consists of the Advocate-General of the Province, as Ex-officio Chairman and the Members elected by the Advocates across the Province.
Five years, beginning on the first day of January of the year. The elections are held, so as to conclude on or before the thirtieth day of November in the year in which the term of the Bar Council expires, and the Members elected by the Advocates.

> Main Functionaries
Advocate General Punjab
As Ex-officio Chairman.

Vice Chairman
Elected by the Members of the Council in January each year.

Chairman Executive Committee
Elected by the Members of the Council in each year.

The whole time employee, responsible to perform duties enshrined under the Legal Practitioners and Bar Councils Act, 1973, and the Punjab Legal Practitioners & Bar Council Rules, 1974 and to deal with the administrative affairs.

Photo of Elections 2010

Rana Muhammad Akram Khan and Mumtaz Mustafa After Electing as Chairman Executive and Vice Chairman Respectively with Supporters (Members of Punjab Bar Council) 30-01-2010

Mumtaz Mustafa and Rana Muhammad Akram Khan at a press Conference

Chairman Executive PbBC Rana Muhammad Akram Khan, Vice Chairman PbBC Mumtaz Mustafa and Member Punjab Bar Council Mr. Mazhar Lilla with Honourable Chief Justice of Pakistan, Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry at his Visit to Lahore