LAHORE - Differences between lawyers' associations and councils have been further widened as in a new move the Punjab Bar Council (PbBC) has also accepted a grant of Rs 30 million from federal government, the sources revealed. They said Federal Law Minister Farooq H Nike and Attorney General of Pakistan Sardar Latif Khan Khosa would hand over a check to PbBC vice chairman Muhammad Aslam Sindhu on Monday (today) at PbBC's building. Pakistan Bar Council had also received a grant of Rs 50 million from government and faced severe criticism from lawyers' bodies that strongly rejected the government grants. It is pertinent to mention here that the Pakistan Bar Council had declared that any announcement made by the president supreme court bar association would not be imperative for the bar associations and councils because PBC is the supervisory body. Punjab Bar Council also did not participate in lawyers' Thursday two hours sit-ins, saying they would follow instruction of Pakistan Bar Council. When contacted PbBC vice chairman denied that he had any scheduled meeting with law minister or the AG to receive the grant.