The annual elections of Sialkot District Bar Association (DBA) and tehsil bar associations Daska, Sambrial and Pasrur completed here the other day.

In Sialkot, two candidates Shahid Mir and Rana Nasarullah fought a tough contest for the DBA president slot and as result Shahid Mir emerged winner with 437 against his rival who got 308 votes. He was elected as the DBA President for the second time. Mujahid Rasul was elected as general secretary. He got 284 votes.

In Daska, Ittehad Group’s candidate Ehsan Ullah Ghuman defeated rival Rana Arshad Group’s candidate Azhar Nazir Dhariwal with a difference of only two votes, and was declared the TBA president for the current year.

In Sambrial, Rana Qaisar Akhtar was elected as President and Zahid Wakeel Bhatti was elected as general secretary of Sambrial Bar Association. In Pasrur, Ch Salamat Ali Bajwa was elected as President and Ch Liaqat Ali Jajja was elected as general secretary of Pasrur Bar Association.

In Zafarwal, Ch Munawar Hussain Warya was elected as President, Shakil Akbar Shamasi as vice president and Rana Mubashar Munir was elected as joint secretary of Zafarwal Bar Association during its annual elections held for year 2014.

In Shakargrah, Haji Rasul Bakhsh Cheechi was elected as President and Zainul Abidin was elected general secretary of Shakargarh Tehsil Bar Association.

In Narowal, Ch Akbar Group won the annual elections of Narowal District Bar Association (DBA) held there. Umer Akbar Khan was elected as President, Rana Iftikhar Ahmed as vice president, Rana Kanwar Yaseen was elected as general secretary of Narowal DBA.

In Mandi Bahauddin, the DBA elected its new office bearers during annual elections. Farooq Gondal Group won slots of president, vice president and secretary. Haji Imtiaz Gondal was elected as president. He bagged 258 votes and defeated Shabbir Ranjha who secured 218 votes. Qaiser Abbas Gondal was elected as Secretary unopposed. Walait Gujar was elected as vice president after defeating his rival Mahar Akhtar. Farooq Gondal Group has been defeating Aslam Faiz and Safdar Bosal Group for the last four consecutive years. Elections were conducted by election board comprising Ishtiaq Ranjha as Chairman and two senior members bar Babu Yameen and Chaudhry Akram Langah. The elections ended peacefully. Police contingent was deployed in at the venue of elections to thwart any untoward incident.

In Khanewal, grand lawyers’ alliance defeated liberal lawyer alliance in the annual DBA election-2014 held here the other day. According to results, Rai Yousaf Kharal was elected as DBA president by getting 258 votes and defeated Azhar Hussain Jhakkar who secured 251 votes, for the seat of general secretary Mahar Iftikhar Ahmad Nikiyan taken 312 votes and defeated Irfan Ayub Sheikh, vice president, Muhammad Arif khan (votes 272) defeated Rana Saleem Akhtar (235 Votes), for joint secretary, Muhammad Tariq Mehmmod Rana (253 Votes) defeated Abdul Hakeem Siddiqi Gujjar(252 Votes), finance secretary Ch Muhammad Kaleem Arshad (282 Votes) defeated Malik Akhtar Hussain Andleeb Khokhar (216 Votes), library secretary Rana Israr Aalam (278) defeated Rana Ghulam Shabbir (233 Votes).

In the annual election for Tehsil Bar Association Jahanian, Abdul Jabbar Babar was elected as president and Shafique Khawar as general secretary. In TBA Kabirwala, Mehar Abdul Razzaq Sargana was elected as president and Malik Ghazanfar Ali Samehjha as general secretary. In TBA Mian Channu, Mazhar Hussain Dhool was elected as president and Ejaz Hussain Dhalo general secretary.

Similarly in Arifwala, Friends and United groups clean sweep the annual election of Tehsil Bar Association. As per results, Friends and United groups joint candidate was elected with huge lead as Ahmad Hassan Wattoo was elected as president, Fakher Islam vice president, Kashif Riaz Shah general secretary, Shehbaz Bhatti as joint secretary, sheikh Rizwan as finance secretary and Ch Umer Farooq as library secretary.

In Mailsi, the annual election for Tehsil Bar Association, Qamer Abbas Hashmi was elected as president with 146, Qaiser Abbas Zafar was vice president who got 152 votes, Malik Qamer Yar was elected as general secretary with 210 votes, Abdul Ghafar Khan Khichi was elected as joint secretary, Zahid Ali Zahid as finance secretary while Asif Nawaz Rizvi was elected as library secretary. In Hafizabad, Ch Abid Fiaz Tarar and Malik Nazakat Ali Phularwan were elected as President and General Secretary respectively of District Bar Association Hafizabad for the current year.

According to results, Ch Abid Fiaz Tarar was elected as President by securing 251 votes against his rival Rana Muhammad Saleem Shakir who got 227 votes, Malik Nazakat Ali Phularwan was elected as General Secretary by betting 243 votes against his rival Ch Amanullah Sandhu who got 235 votes, Zia Ullah Warraich was elected Vice President by getting 246 votes, Asif Zaman was elected Joint Secretary with 256 votes, Shafqaat Ahmad was elected Finance Secretary and Haji Muhammad Imran was elected Library Secretary with 251 votes.

In Gujranwala, in the annual lection of the District Bar Association, Anwar Tufail Warriach was as president and Rana Amir Iftikhar as General Secretary. According to unofficial results, Ch Anwar Tufail Warriach secured 958 votes while his opponent Ch. Khalid Jamil obtained 913 votes. Senior vice president seat was clinchéd by Mian Altaf Hussain Ansari by securing 1160 votes. On vice president seat Fiazul Hassan Gondal defeated Arshad Ullah Yasir by gaining 1,425 votes against his rival Arshad Ullah Yasir who got only 376 votes. Rana Amir Iftikhar was declared as new General Secretary with 1,123 votes while Imran Munir Saghar got 1040 votes and won the seat of Joint Secretary. While Rohi Maqbool was declared as Library Secretary with 962 votes and Akbar Ali Rana declared as Auditor with 1,036 votes. It is to be noted that the result of Finance Secretary has not been announced as both the candidates secured same votes.

In Burewala Tehsil Bar Association election Chaudhry Ayaz Mahmood Ghumman was elected as a president for the third consecutive term by defeating Iftikhar Sabir with a lead of 73 votes.

According to results, of total 577 members 499 used their right to vote. Those who were elected include: Ayaz Mahmood Ghumman was elected as president, Muhammad Waqas Ashfaq was elected as general secretary by getting 274 votes against his opponent Zahid Waseem who got 170 votes, Muhammad Fiaz Awan was elected Vice President and Mehar Tariq Javed was elected Joint Secretary unopposed.