ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Bar Council on Tuesday elected Syed Qalb-i-Hasan as its vice chairman.

Qalb-i-Hassan is the former Islamabad High Court judge as he was removed through the Supreme Court’s July 31, 2009 order against November 3, 2007 PCO and emergency.

According to the details, there were two candidates for election of vice-chairman Pakistan Bar Council for the current year (2013), namely Syed Ayaz Zahoor from Quetta and Syed Qalb-i-Hasan from Rawalpindi. Syed Qalb-i-Hasan secured 13 and Syed Ayaz Zahoor got 8 votes.

The PBC on the proposal of Hamid Khan unanimously demanded of the government that reports of the Abbottabad and the missing persons commissions, since those have been submitted to the government, be made public immediately for general information.

The PBC adopted recommendations of its Legal Education Committee, decided to introduce Assessment Test/Examination of law Graduates desirous to seek enrolment as Advocate. The Council, therefore, approved the proposal of its Legal Education Committee for making amendments in relevant Rules according to which a law graduate if qualifies Assessment Test/Examination to be conducted by NTS, will only be eligible to send an intimation to the Provincial Bar Council concerned regarding commencement of his training with a senior Advocate for the purpose of enrolment as Advocate. A person after doing his LL.B. may approach the National Testing Service (NTS) to appear in the Assessment Test/Examination who would be afforded three chances to qualify it.