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Chief Minister Sindh announces provision for Annual Financial Grant Allocation for Sindh High Court Bar Association, District Bar Associations

Karachi, February 19, 2015 (PPI-OT): The Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah has announced that the provision for Annual Financial Grant Allocation (AFG) for Sindh High Court Bar Association (SHCBA) and all District Bar Association (DBAs) will be made regularly in the Annual Budget of the Sindh Government to promote the legal fraternity in the interest of common man and country.

He also announced to regularize all Deputy District Attorneys (DDAs) working on contract basis, within week-s time. The Chief Minister Sindh assured that special grant to KBA and compensation cheques to the heirs of martyred Adovates will be provided with in two weeks.

This he announced while addressing to the 18 member delegation of Karachi Bar Association (KBA) which called on him at CM House Karachi to apprise him about the problems being experienced by their members. The President of Karachi Bar Association Advocate Naeem Qureshi was leading the delegation while the Special Assistant to CM Zia-ul-Hassan Lanjar who was also the Vice Chairman of Sindh Bar Council (SBC) attended the meeting and facilitated the delegation.

Addressing the meeting, the Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah said that the advocates were our companion of difficulties and they had rendered exemplary sacrifices for the restoration of democracy and human rights in the country. We have lot of respect to legal fraternity and will promote it in the interest of common man and country.

Responding the demands made by the Advocate Naeem Qureshi President KBA, the Chief Minister Sindh assured the delegation that 17 compensation cheques for their heirs of Advocates who embarrassed martyrdom in the target killings have been got prepared and will be provided to the heir within two weeks time. He also assured that special financial grant will also be provided to the KBA in the same period of two weeks.

The Chief Minister Sindh said that since the advocates are playing their important role in litigation against the criminal as such they will also be provided Arms licences for their self protection. Besides, the Chief Minister announced for regularization of all Deputy District Attorneys presently working on contractual basis, providing one Ambulance, two doctors and sufficient stock of medicines at the Dispensary at City Court.

The Chief Minister approved the request for issuing the licences for Justice of Peace to eleven member of KBA, and announced that one 16-seator long vehicle would also be provided to KBA for their Shuttle service in between City court to High Court to facilitate the working advocates.

The Chief Minister Sindh said that Sindh Government was already implementing on the scheme to install electric lift facility in the building of City court and had provided Dispensary for health facility to advocates. He said that though Sindh Government was expending huge amount on law and order and has raised its Budgetary volume from Rs. 10 billion to 65 billion, facing financial constraints but his Government to support the legal fraternity.

The Special Assistant to CM Zia-ul-Hassan Lanjar while talking in the meeting placed proposal for making Annual Budgetary allocation for Sindh High Court Bar Association and all District Bar Associations enabling them to meet out their day to day expenditures. He also supported for issuing the license for Justice of Peace to the advocates of KBA and SHCBA to encourage them.

The President KBA Advocate Naeem Qureshi, General Secretary Advocate Manzoor Hameed Arain apprised the Chief Minister about the problems of their Association which include providing Special Financial Grant, Ambulance, doctors, medicines for dispensary, regularization of DDAs, issuance of Licenses for Justice of Peace to eleven members of KBA, providing vehicle for shuttle service in between City court and High Court etc and arms license. They also invited the Chief Minister to attend the oath taking ceremony of their newly elected body as Chief Guest. Which the Chief Minister Sindh agreed.

For more information, contact:
Mr. Allah Bachayo Memon
Press Secretary
Chief Minister House
Tel: +92-21-99202019
Cell: +92-300-3524057 (Ext: 336)

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