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LEGAL PRACTITIONERS AND BAR COUNCILS (AMENDMENT) ACT, 2021

An Act further to amend the Legal Practitioners and Bar Councils Act, 1973

ACT NO. XV OF 2021

[Gazette of Pakistan, Extraordinary, Part-I, 6th October, 2021]

No. F. 24(22)/2021 Legis.–The following Act of Majlis-e-Shoora (Parliament) received the assent of the President on 4th October, 2021 and is hereby published for general information:-

WHEREAS it is expedient further to amend the Legal Practitioners and Bar Councils Act, 1973 (XXXV of 1973), for the purposes hereinafter appearing;

It is hereby enacted as follows:-

1. Short title and commencement.–(1) This Act may be called the Legal Practitioners and Bar Councils (Amendment) Act, 2021.

(2) It shall come into force at once.

2. Amendment of Section 5, Act XXXV of 1973.–In the Legal Practitioners and Bar Councils Act. 1973, hereinafter referred to as the said Act. in Section 5, in sub-section (2), in paragraph (a), the entry relating to the expression “Balochistan Bar Council” for the figure “07” the figure “08” shall be substituted.

3. Amendment of Schedule, Act XXXV of 1973.–In the said Act, in Schedule, for the “Balochistan Bar Council” and corresponding entries relating there to the following shall be substituted, namely:-

“BALOCHISTAN BAR COUNCIL

GROUP OF DISTRICTS-I

Name of the Districts                                                                Seats
Quetta + Chaghi + Noshki + Pashin + Killa Abdullah                   04

GROUP OF DISTRICTS-II

Name of the Districts                                                                 Seat
Zhob + Loralai + Killa Saifullah+ Ziarat + Musakhel                     01
and Barkhran

GROUP OF DISTRICTS-III

Name of the Districts                                                                 Seat
Kech + Panjgor + Gawadar_and Lasbela                                      01

GROUP OF DISTRICTS-IV

Name of the Districts                                                                 Seat
Kalat + Khuzdar + Mastung + Kharan and Awaran                      01

GROUP OF DISTRICTS-V

Name of the Districts                                                                 Seat
Sibi + Bolan + Nasirabad + Jafarabad + Jhal Magsi +                   01
Kohlu and Dera Bugti

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