LAHORE, Feb 23: Anwar Kamal advocate, supported by Supreme Court Bar Association president Aitzaz Ahsan and the Professional Group, won the presidential slot of the Lahore High Court Bar Association in an election linked mainly to the lawyers’ movement for the restoration of the deposed judges.

Mr Kamal bagged 3504 votes and defeated his main rival Pakistan Bar Council member Pervez Inayat Malik, who secured 1068 votes. The Khosa Group, headed by Senator Sardar Latif Khosa, backed Mr Malik.

Mian Muhammad Aslam advocate clinched the vice president’s slot by getting 1575 votes. The rest of the candidates were Babar A Khilji who got 1003 votes, Chaudhry Zafar Iqbal 966 votes and Mian Jamil Akhter 989 votes.

For the secretary’s slot, Rana Asadullah Khan took lead over rest of the candidates by bagging 1846 votes. His rivals Nasir Hussain Malik polled 946 votes, Zahid Hussain Malik 946 votes, Sahir Mahmood Bhatti 714 votes, Mian Irfan Akram 553 votes and Wasim Mumtaz Malik 519 votes.

Syeda Feroza Rubab bagged 1802 votes to become the finance secretary. —Reporter

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