Amir Hoti an­nounces Rs6m for Ab­bot­tabad bar as­so­ci­a­tions

The Pak Banker - - 2national -

IS­LAM­ABAD: Chief Min­is­ter Khy­ber Pakhtunkhwa Amir Haider Khan Hoti on Tues­day an­nounced a grant of Rs6 mil­lion for the High Court Bar As­so­ci­a­tion and district bar as­so­ci­a­tion Ab­bot­tabad.

He made these an­nounce­ment dur­ing a meet­ing with a del­e­ga­tion of Bars headed by High Court Bar pres­i­dent Saeed Akhtar Khan and pres­i­dent district bar Tahir Faraz who called upon him here in Khy­ber Pakhtunkhwa House.

Out of this grant an amount of Rs3.5 mil­lion would go to HC bar while an­other amount of Rs2.5 mil­lion would be given to district bar re­spec­tively.

The Chief Min­is­ter also as­sured that pro­vin­cial govern­ment would con­struct cham­bers. He also do­nated a 10 marla plot for con­struct­ing HC bar cham­bers and 5 marla plot to district bar for con­struct­ing more cham­bers.

The Chief Min­is­ter lauded ef­forts of lawyers' com­mu­nity and said that they played a re­mark­able role in re­moval of un­con­sti­tu­tional govern­ment and restora­tion of demo­cratic in­sti­tutes in the coun­try.

Pres­i­dents of both bars said that they wanted an in­de­pen­dent ju­di­ciary be­sides, strength­en­ing of demo­cratic in­sti­tu­tions.

They also sup­ported pro­vin­cial govern­ment ef­forts against ter­ror­ism and as­sured their co­op­er­a­tion.

The Chief Min­is­ter also ac­cepted an in­vi­ta­tion from the lawyers' fra­ter­nity and told them that he would be vis­it­ing Ab­bot­tabad at an ap­pro­pri­ate time.

The meet­ing was also at­tended by se­nior pro­vin­cial min­is­ter Bashir Ahmed Bilour, pro­vin­cial law min­is­ter Arshad Ab­dul­lah and oth­ers. -App

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