TAXILA: For the first time in over 70 years history of Attock bar, a woman lawyer, Farzana Raja, was elected the bar president.
Ms Raja belongs to the Syed Azmat Bukhari Group and was elected president with 245 votes while Malik Usman Advocate was elected general secretary by securing 233 votes.
Over 250 members of the legal fraternity cast their votes. After the announcement of official results, Ms Raja vowed to uphold the honour of the judiciary and provide litigants speedy justice. She said the rights of the legal community, especially female members, would be protected at all costs while efforts would be made for a smooth working relationship between the bar and judiciary.
In Taxila, Malik Khalid Shahzad from the Professional Lawyers Groupclinched the position of presidentin the annualelection of the bar association.
He secured 204 votes while his rival, Mohammad Afzal Janjua, bagged 105 votes. Over 150 members from the legal fraternity of Taxila and Wah took part in the electoralprocess.
Syed Tajammal Kazmi was elected general secretary while Shumaila Rafeeq Awan, finance secretary. Qazi Sheraz Ahmed had already been elected joint secretary unopposed. Correspondent