LAHORE: The Lahore High Court bar Association (LHCBA) has asked more than 5,000 lawyers to clear their dues amounting to over Rs190 million, warning the lawyers will not be able to cast their votes in the next bar elections if they fail to pay off their liabilities.
In a statement issued here, LHCBA Secretary Sabahat Rizvi warned the lawyers who have not cleared their dues so far that their participation in the next bar elections could not be possible and they could not cast their votes. They would be considered defaulters and their right to casting vote would be forfeited, he added.
The secretary said that despite several warnings and reminders by the LHCBA office-bearers, lawyers shied away from clearing their dues. He said that it may be due to sky rocketing inflation that the defaulting lawyers were reluctant to submit their dues.
He said that last date for their dues’ submission is Sept 30.
According to the bar association, as many as 5,673 lawyers of the Lahore High Court are defaulters of over Rs190 million.
Mr Rizvi asked the lawyers to clear their dues by Sept 30 so that they could take part in the bar elections scheduled to be held in February 2024.