Minister doles out millions among Rawalpindi bar associations

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Staff Reporter

Punjab Minister for Law and Cooperatives, Raja Basharat has said that the lawyers’ community has always played a key role in restoring democracy, provision of justice and maintaining rule of law in the country and the government greatly values those efforts.

He said this on Sunday while addressing a function at Punjab House Rawalpindi where he distributed government grant cheques to Lahore High Court Bar Association Rawalpindi, District Bar Association and all tehsil bar associations of Rawalpindi.

The law minister said that the services of the lawyers’ community have also been significant for the protection of human rights.

He said that Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar is aware of the plight and problems of lawyers and all possible steps would be taken to facilitate them in performing their professional duties.

He said that funds would also be provided for a lawyers’ hospital, which is under construction in Rawalpindi.

“Delegations of lawyers will meet Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar and space will be allotted for lawyers’ chambers in Rawalpindi,” he assured.

On the occasion, the provincial minister presented a check of Rs4 million for Lahore High Court Bar, Rs4 million for District Bar Association Rawalpindi and Rs1 million for each tehsil bar association of Rawalpindi.

President High Court Bar Association Sardar Abdul Razzaq, Additional Secretary Rooma Qureshi, General Secretary Shahid Shehzad Bhatti, President District Bar Association Rizwan Akhtar Awan, President Tehsil Bar Association Gujjar Khan Shahid Shehzad Kayani, President Tehsil Bar Association Murree Jalil Abbasi, President Tehsil Bar Kahuta Raja Tanveer and President Tehsil Bar Association Kallar Syedan Adnan Chaudhry while receiving the cheques extended special thanks to Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar and Punjab Law Minister Muhammad Basharat Raja who always took keen interest in the problems of lawyers and provided funds for resolving their long standing issues.

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