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First-ever woman elected LHCBA secretary

First-ever woman has been elected secretary of the Lahore High Court Bar Association (LHCBA) since its inception way back in 1893.

Sabahat Rizvi secured 4,310 votes against her two male rivals to become secretary of the LHCBA in the election held for the year 2023-24 on Saturday.

Ms Rizvi, who contested the election first time, has association with the Independent group, also known as Asma Jahangir group, however, a majority of the lawyers supported her beyond groupings.

In another record of simultaneously making two women to represent it in the cabinet, the bar elected Rabbiya Bajwa as vice president.

Bajwa, who is a senior leader of the Hamid Khan-led Professional group, secured 3,590 votes against her five male rivals in the election. She was previously elected finance secretary of the bar in 2006.

The Professional group also notched the slot of the president in a massive victory as its Chaudhry Ishtiaq A Khan defeated Lehrasib Khan Gondal of the Independent group with a big margin. Khan bagged 7,293 votes against 3,372 secured by Gondal.

Source: Pakistan Observer