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The Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) (Urdu: پاکستان قانون وکلای انجمن‎) was established by the Parliament in 1973 under the Legal Practitioners and Bar Councils Act.[1] It is the highest elected body of lawyers. It has twenty two members elected from across the country representing each province. The members of the Pakistan Bar Council are elected on the basis of a single transferable vote by the members of the Provincial Bar Councils (i.e., Punjab Bar Council, Sindh Bar Council, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Bar Council, Balochistan Bar Council and Islamabad Bar Council).

Pakistan Bar Council
پاکستان قانون وکلای انجمن
TypePublic Body
HeadquartersIslamabad, Pakistan
Region served
Official language



The Pakistan Bar Council consists of Chairman Executive Committee, Vice Chairman and Members of Pakistan Bar Council elected by the Members of Provincial Bar Councils. Members serve a term of five years. The Attorney General for Pakistan acts as ex officio Chairman of Pakistan Bar Council. Role of Attorney General is only to act as returning officer of Pakistan Bar Council elections and to publish the gazette. AG does not exercise power in matters relating to functions of Bar Council.

Electoral OfficersEdit

  • Chairman Executive: The Chairman of the Executive Committee is Chief Executive of Bar Council and is elected by the members of the Council in each year. Chairman Executive Committee has full authority to decide matters of Bar Council in every aspect.
  • Vice Chairman: Vice Chairman is figurehead of Bar Council and is Elected by the members of the Council in January each year. Vice Chairman is ex officio Member of each Committee of Bar Council. However, the executive powers of Bar Council are rest with Chairman Executive Committee.
  • Members of Pakistan Bar Council are Elected after 4 years for a duration of 5 years by Elected Representatives of Lawyers of in Provincial Bar Councils.

Permanent OfficerEdit

  • Secretary: A full-time employee of Grade 21, responsible to perform duties enshrined under the Legal Practitioners and Bar Councils Act, 1973. Subject to the provisions of the act and the rules the secretary shall, under the supervisory control of the Executive Committee


List of Elected LeadersEdit

Year Chairman Executive[2] Vice Chairman[3]
1966 Syed Sharif-ud-Din Pirzada Mufazzal Hussain Khundkar
1967 Sh. Ghias Muhammad Mirza Muhammad Ghulam Hafeez
1993 Akram Sheikh Raja Haq Nawaz Khan
1994 G. M. Qureshi Chaudhry Mohammad Ashraf Wahlah
1995 Latif Khosa Abdus Samad Doga
1996 Mushtaq A. Memon Hamid Khan (lawyer)
1997 Arif Hussain Khilji Javaid A. Khan
1998 Muhammad Ashraf Wahlah Muhammad Yousuf Leghari
2000 Abdul Hakeem Khan H. Bijarani Ejaz Ahmed Rana
2001 Malik Rab Nawaz Noon Muhammad Naeem Goreja
2002 Abdul Haleem Pirzada Kadir Bakhsh Bhutto
2003 Muhammad Kazim Khan Abdul Rahim Kazi
2004 Qazi Muhammad Jamil H. Shakeel Ahmed
2005 Hamid Khan (lawyer) Hafiz Abdul Rehman Ansari
2006 Syed Qalb-i-Hassan Ali Ahmed Kurd
2007 Qazi Muhammad Anwar Mirza Aziz Akbar Baig
2008 Rasheed A. Razvi Haji Syed Rehman
2009-10 Muhammad Nasrullah Warraich Abu’l Inam
2010-11 Haji Syed Rehman Muhammad Kazim Khan
2011-12 Asrar-ul-Haq Mian Latif Afridi
2012-13 Burhan Moazzam Malik Akhtar Hussain
2013-14 Mian Abbas Ahmed Syed Qalb-i-Hassan
2014-14 Abrar Hasan Muhammad Ramzan Chaudhry
2014-15 Abrar Hasan Burhan Moazzam Malik
2015-16 Muhammad Ahsan Bhoon Azam Nazeer Tarar
2016-17 Abdul Fayaz Dr. Muhammad Farogh Naseem
2017-18 Mr. Hafeez-ur-Rehman Ch. Muhammad Ahsan Bhoon

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