LAHORE – Independent Group’s candidate Anwaar-ul-Haq Pannu defeated Professional Group’s Shahid Buttar on Saturday to secure the top slot of Lahore High Court Bar Association (LHCBA).

Anwaar secured 3,648 votes while Buttar got 2,949.

Following his victory, Anwaar-ul-Haq thanked his supporters and said he would make all-out efforts for the welfare of lawyers and betterment of the bar.

Hassan Iqbal Warraich was elected as the LHCBA secretary with an overwhelming majority. He secured 4,724 votes while his opponent Fayyaz Ahmad Ranjha got 2,989 votes.

Chaudhry Noor Samand Khan secured the seat of vice president securing 2,947 votes. Hafiz Allahyar became the finance secretary by obtaining 2,594 votes.

Out of total 16,254 votes, 7,789 were cast.