Islamabad: At the invitation of the Lord Chancellor of England and Wales, Ms. Asma Jahangir, President of the Supreme Court Bar Association of Pakistan, will attend a ceremony at Westminster Abbey in London to mark the commencement of the new legal year in England and Wales. Other guests at the ceremony include the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, Judges, Queen’s Counsel and members of the legal profession.
After the ceremony, a breakfast will be hosted by the Lord Chancellor in the Houses of Parliament where senior legal officers in the British Government and members of the Diplomatic Service will also be present. It is expected that Presidents of Bar Associations from 43 countries will be present at the series of events which end on 04 October when Ms. Asma Jahangir will give a keynote speech at the Law Society on “Pakistan – What now for the Lawyers’ Movement?”.
A luncheon will be hosted at the House of Lords for all foreign Bar leaders. Mr. John Wotton, the President of the Law Society of England and Wales, shall host a dinner for all the Presidents so that similar challenges and issues can be discussed. Ms. Jahangir will be invited by the President of the Law Society and Chairman of the General Bar Council to present some closing remarks as a representative of the international guests at this occasion. The President of the American Bar Association, Mr. William Robinson, will also be hosting a reception for foreign bar leaders to celebrate this event.
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