LAHORE Like other provincial bar councils, the 75-meber Punjab Bar Council is also going for polls today (Wednesday) to elect 11 of the total 22 members of Pakistan Bar Council, the supreme statutory body of the country. Attorney General of Pakistan is Election Commission of PBC while all four advocates general are presiding officers in the respective provinces. For Punjab seats, voting would be held from 9am to 3pm in the office of Punjab Advocate General. Unofficial result would be announced the same day while official notification of the winners would be issued on December 31. According to a formula, every voter could cast eleven votes for eleven seats in Punjab prioritizing the candidates of his choice. The 11 toppers would come up as winner. Besides 11 Punjab seats, Sindh has six seats, Khyber PK 4, and Balochistan has one seat. In Punjab as many as 30 candidates are in the run. The bar pundits said victory of Hamid Khan, Muhammad Ahsan Bhoon, Ramazan Chaudhry, Azam Nazir Tarar and Syed Qalb-e-Hassan, is ensured as they have evident support of required six voters. They said Maqsood Buttar, Mian Abbas and Mian Israr, Punjab Assembly Deputy Speaker Rana Mashhood and Khurram Latif Khosa also would win the elections as they had more voters than rest of the candidates. However, there would be a close contest among Shahram Sarwar, Burhan Muazzam Malik, Mian Quddoos, and Nasrullah Warraich for one remaining seat. Some of the members of the PBC are repeating the contest fourth and fifth time. Ashraf Wahla is contesting election for the fifth time, Hamid Khan fourth time, and Asrarul Haq Mian second time. Some senior bar members have termed it an undemocratic act and want a limit over repeating the contest. Among other contestants are Anwar Akhtar, Ch Muhammad Ashraf Wahlah, Mian Muhammad Shafiq, Ch M Khalid Farooq, Muhammad Arif Alvi, Rana Zia Abdul Rehman and many others. , Farrukh Mahmood, Sardar Manzoor Ahmad Khan, Muhammad Kalim Ahmad Khurshid, Syed Asghar Hussain Sabzwari, Abdul Aziz Khan Niazi, Tanveer-ur-Rehman Randhawa, Malik Khalid Mahmood, Mahmood Ashraf Khan, Muhammad Sher Cheena, and Muhammad Maqsood Ahmad.