G’bal: The BAR Association of working advocates and lawyers of Ganderbal on Wednesday held its annual elections.
Senior Counsel, Syed Shafat Andrabi defeated former Bar President Mr Advocate Sajad Hyder Salati by 17 votes and got elected as the BAR President . Shafat Andrabi was able to upset his opponent Advocate Salati .
The handout issued by District Bar Association, Ganderbal said that polls were held on Wednesday wherein Advocate Mehraj Ul Hassan was elected as Vice -President defeating Advocate Kousar Masoodi .It added that this was for the first time Advocate Syed Shafat has been elected President Bar Association Ganderbal.
For the post of General Secretary, senior Counsel, Gh Rasool Rather defeated Advocate Sheikh Mustahseen. Advocate Altaf Zarger lost to Advocate Mudasir Ali for the post of Joint Secretary.
For the post of Treasurer, Advocate Younis Saleem Wani , defeated Iqbal Reshi
Advocate Mubashir lost to Advocate Tariq Bashir for the post of Convenor and Advocate Burjeena Hamid defeated Senior Counsel Saifudin for the post of spokesperson.
The elections were conducted by the Election Authority of Bar Association Ganderbal under the Chairmanship of Altaf Ahmad Qadri, Advocate who later on announced the election results. All lawyers from District court Ganderbal and from the Munsif court Kangan took part in the election.
Adv Syed Shafat Andrabi thanked the voters for their support. He further added that the New Bar Association will work for the overall development of Bar.