LAHORE    -   A delegation of Supreme Court lawyers led by Sen. Barrister Ali Zafar, Abid Zubairi and Im­tiaz Rashid Siddiqui called on Punjab Chief Minister Ch Parvez Elahi at his office and discussed different matters pertaining to the legal fraternity. 

Former federal minister Moo­nis Elahi, Advisor Amer Saeed Raan, and Hasaan Niazi Advo­cate were also present. 

The chief minister an­nounced that lawyers’ colo­nies would be established in every tehsil and district of the province and the lawyers and their families would also be provided free medical facilities equal to gazetted officers. He also announced that the public defender act would be made operational without any delay and added that around 1500 lawyers would be accommo­dated through this Act. 

The CM announced the con­struction of a parking plaza near the Shah Chirag building and a service structure for the public prosecution department. 

Parvez Elahi further an­nounced the repair of the Pun­jab Bar Council and hostel buildings and cited that the PBC building was completed in his last tenure. “I have always prioritized the welfare of the legal fraternity and issues of supreme court lawyers would be resolved on a priority basis”; the CM declared and added that practical work would be visible in the next few days. He said his doors were always open to the lawyers’ community. 

Amir Saeed Raan mentioned that the design of the parking plaza was approved in 2017-18. Ali Zafar and others thanked the CM for the solution to their problems and noted that the work done by Parvez Elahi in his last tenure was still remem­bered by the people. “You have done a lot of work in a short pe­riod”, they further said. 

Jahangir Jhoja, Arshad Jehan­gir Jhoja, Asif Cheema, Man­zoor Warraich, Saqib Gondal, Sardar Tariq, Safdar Shaheen Pirzada, Basharat Gul, Muham­mad Jehanzeb, Rana Zulfiqar, Nadir Dogal, Mukhtar Ranjha, Safdar Bosal, Ch. Munawar, Ameer Abbas, Waheed Raja, Agha Usma, Sahibzada Amjad Nawaz, Shamshad Malhi, Mu­dassar Warraich, Muhammad Nawaz and others were includ­ed in the delegation