ISLAMABAD President Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) Qazi Anwar has served a Rs 100 million defamation notice on Barrister Bacha, his opponent candidate for the SCBA top slot, for damaging his reputation through media. I have issued him Rs 100 million notice for levelling heinous allegations against me through media, thus badly damaging my reputation, Qazi Anwar informed a crowded press conference here at National Press Club on Wednesday. Qazi alleged that Bacha was candidate of the Government, who, he said, had been sent felicitation message by President Zardari even before the counting of the ballot papers. He said Bacha had appealed before the Executive Committee of the Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) levelling heinous charges against him and thus seeking his disqualification. He said he got his allegations published in a section of media even before his appeal before the PBC. He said Bacha had alleged that in 1978, a hand grenade and detonators had been recovered from his (Qazis) possession and that the military court had convicted him in the case. Moreover, he has alleged that he (Qazi) had won the election through rigging without providing any proof to support the allegations, Qazi Anwar said. While proving his innocence before the media, the SCBA President said that he had been convicted by a summary military court during General Zia regime on political grounds and afterwards the Peshawar High Court had quashed his sentence. He said he was victimised for contending cases of more than 10,000 PPP workers during Zia regime while other PPP leaders had left the country. I had been convicted in every Marshal Law regime, Qazi further said. He said he would quit politics and his profession if Barrister Bacha proved the allegations levelled against him. Barrister Bacha, whose real name is Mian Jamal Shah, is not even a (practicing) lawyer. He has no office and contends no case in any court, Qazi alleged. He said Justice Nasir Aslam Zahid had conferred upon him International Justice Award while in 1999, Government awarded him Sitara-e-Imtiaz in the honour of his social services. Moreover, I represented Pakistan in a number of international jurists conferences and twice represented Pakistan in United Nations, he said. He alleged that Bacha was allotted a two-kanal plot in Hayatabad, Peshawar, but he grabbed another four-kanal plot so that now his house comprised an area of six-kanal. Similarly, he does not pay electricity and telephone dues and has also obtained stay from the Supreme Court against the educational institutions in which his children studied under self-finance but never deposited fees, he alleged. The President SCBA further said that he expected no justice from the Executive Committee of PCB, saying majority of the members of the Committee campaigned for his opponent in the election. Ethically, they have no right to hear a case against me, he added. Responding to a question, he said he had postponed the strike against non-implementation of the Supreme Court verdict on NRO after Qamar-uz-Zaman Kaira assured him that Government was willing to implement the judgement. He said he had twice parted ways with PPP; first after removal of Pir Sabir Shah government in NWFP and secondly after the promulgation of NRO. Qazi called for implementation of SC judgement to avoid clash among the institutions. He informed that National Coordination Committee of lawyers would decide about the strike against non-implementation of SC verdict on NRO on February 14.