ISLAMBAD – Though there are three candidates for the post of next president of the Supreme Court Bar Association, yet the tough competition is expected between Mian Israrul Haq and Ahmed Awais.This year, the president is to be elected from Punjab. The two candidates for one secretary seat are Muhammad Suhail Dar and Javed Iqbal Raja. For one seat of additional secretary three candidates Abdul Majeed Khan, Fiaz Ahmed Rana, and Muhammad Saleheen Mughul are contesting.According to the list provided by the SCBA office, nine candidates are contesting election for four seats of vice president from all the four provinces of the country. They include Muhammad Riaz Khan Swati and Abdullah Kakar from Balochistan, Jamal Khattak and Muhammad Arif Khan from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Muhammad Tahir Chaudhry and Rana Naeem Sarwar from Punjab and Abbas Ali, Ainuddin Khan and Sayed Jamil Ahmed from Sindh.Abdul Rashed Qari and Chaudhry Muhammad Aslam Ghumman are contesting for one seat of finance secretary.For 14 seats of executive member, from Balochistan are Bashir Ahmed Qazi, Habib Tahir, Iqbal Shah Sayed, Mian Badar Munir, Dr Muhammad Nasir Kasi, Pervaiz Khan Tanoli, Robina Jabeen Butt, Shakil Ahmed Baloch, and Sayed Shabbir Hussain Shah. From Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the candidates are Asad Kamal, Aurangzeb Khan Asad, Ghulam Younas, Khalid Anwar Afridi, Khan Afzal Khan, Kifayatullah Khan and Muhammad Habibi Qureshi are contesting.Contestants for member executive from Punjab are Afzal Haider, Akhtar Shah, Aleem Baig Chughtai, Ameer Ahmed Rana, Asif Bashir Mirza, Chaudhry Abdul Ghaffar, Fouzia Sultana Sheikh, Jamil Ahmed Sindhu, Manzoor Abbas Khokhar, Muhammad Faisal Malik, Muhammad Saeed Mian, Muhammad Siddique Khan Baloch, Naveed Sohail Malik, Rai Tariq Saleem, Rao Jabbar Khan, Samina Mahmood Rana, Sarfaraz Ali Khan, Sultan Ahmed Arshad Chaudhry, Sayed Anwar Ahmed Khan, and Talat Abbas.For the seats of member executive from Sindh are, Abdul Wahab Baloch, Adnan Ahmed, Khaleeq Ahmed, Muhammad Saleem and Sardar Akbar. The voters would exercise their right of vote at nine polling stations, set up in Karachi, Haiderabad, Quetta, Peshawar, Abbottabad, Lahore, Multan, Bahawalpur and Islamabad.As many as 2,592 voters of the Supreme Court Bar Association on October 31 will exercise their right of vote to elect members for slots for 2012-2013. A total 60 candidates are contesting for the 22 seats.The SCBA comprises of 22 members who are elected annually to manage the affairs and execute the functions of the SCBA. The Executive Committee consisting of the President, four Vice-Presidents (one from each province), Secretary, Additional Secretary, Finance Secretary and 14 members elected from throughout Pakistan (at least two from each province) by way of balloting.