LAHORE - Justice Khalid Mahmood Khan of the Lahore High Court on Thursday sought reply from Pakistan Bar Council within two weeks, on a petition challenging entry test and apprenticeship of six months with senior lawyers as mandatory for law practice.
A local lawyer through his counsel advocate Sheraz Zaka filed the suit submitting that Punjab Bar Council was discriminating law graduates who passed LLB from any private college by holding entry test and declaring six-month apprenticeship as mandatory to get permission of practice.
The counsel said that those law-graduates who passed LLB (Hon,) from any University are exempted from Entry Test as well as from six months of apprenticeship.
The petitioner submitted that it was Punjab Legal Practitioners Bar Council Rules, 1974 which allowed exemption of law graduates having LLB (Hon,) degree from entry test and apprenticeship of six months with senior lawyers.
He alleged the council that it was discriminating law graduates by implementing Punjab Legal Practitioners Bar Council Rules, 1974. He prayed to the court to nullify PLPBC rules 1974, so there would be no discrimination to lawyers.