LAHORE: Lahore High Court Chief Justice Muhammad Qasim Khan on Monday directed the advocate general office to assist the Punjab University in completing the process of verification of academic credentials of the lawyers who contested election of Punjab Bar Council on the Lahore’s seats.

The chief justice was hearing a petition moved by a lawyer for the verification of degrees of all the candidates taking part in the election of the provincial bar council.

The registrar and controller examination of the university appeared before the court while its legal adviser told the chief justice that the degrees of 223 candidates from across the province had been verified. He said degrees of the two out of a total of 95 candidates of Lahore’s seats had been verified so far while verification of the rest was in progress.

Justice Khan directed an additional advocate general (AAG) to assist the PU in completing the process of degree’s verification to the extent of the Lahore’s candidates at first and submit a report on Dec 2.

The election to elect 75-member house of the provincial bar council was held on Nov 28. The official result would be announced on Dec 8 by the advocate general of Punjab.

Published in Dawn, December 1st, 2020

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