Sindh Bar Council

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Sindh Bar Council
Type Public Body
Purpose Bar associations
Headquarters Karachi, Pakistan
Region served
Sindh, Pakistan
Official language
English
Website sindhbarcouncil.org

The Sindh Bar Council is a statutory & deliberative assembly of lawyers in Sindh for safeguarding the rights, interests and privileges of practicing lawyers, within Sindh province of Pakistan. The Council also regulates the conduct of lawyers and helps in the administration of justice. It has been constituted by Section 3(ii) of the Legal Practitioners and Bar Councils Act, 1973.[1] All lower court and Sindh High Court lawyers within sindh are licensed with this council.

Composition

The Sindh Bar Council consists of Chairman Executive Committee and Vice Chairman, both elected by Members of Sindh Bar Council each year and Members of Sindh Bar Council are elected by the advocates from different constituencies across the Sindh Province. Members serve a term of five years, beginning on January 1, with elections held each November to fill seats of those whose terms will expire in the following January. The Advocate General' of the Sindh, acts as ex officio Chairman of Sindh Bar Council. Advocate General do not excersie power as do the elected positions with in the council.

Electoral Officers

  • Chairman Executive: The Chairman of the Executive Committee is generally the most powerful office of Bar Council and is elected by the members of the Council in each year. Chairman Executive Committee has full authority to decide matters of Bar Council in every aspect.
  • Vice Chairman: Vice Chairman is figurehead of Bar Council and is Elected by the members of the Council in January each year. Vice Chairman is ex officio Member of each Committee of Bar Council. Traditionally, the office of vice chairman is considered to be the foremost elected position in the council but however, the executive powers of Bar Council are rest with Chairman Executive Committee.
  • Members of Sindh Bar Council are Elected after 4 years for a duration of 5 years by Elected Representatives of Lawyers of in Provincial Bar Councils.

Permanent Officer

  • Secretary: A full-time employee of Grade 21 or 22, responsible to perform duties enshrined under the Legal Practitioners and Bar Councils Act, 1973. Subject to the provisions of the act and the rules the secretary shall, under the supervisory control of the Executive Committee

See also

References

  1. ^ Sindh Bar Counci Website

External links

  • Official website
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