1. (a) These Rules may be called Sindh Legal Practitioners and Bar Council Rules, 2002.
(b) It shall come into force with effect from 1st November 2002 and shall be deemed to have been enforced from the said date.
2. In these Rules, unless there is anything repugnant to the subject or context:
(a) “Act” means the Legal Practitioners and Bar Council Act, 1973 (Act XXXV of 1973).
(b) “Bar Council” means the Sindh Bar Council.
(c) “Bar Association” means a Bar Association recognised as such under these Rules.
(d) “Chairman” in relation to the Sindh Bar Council means its Chairman and in relation to any of its Committees, the Chairman of the Committee concerned and in the absence of the Chairman includes the Vice Chairman or any Member presiding over a Meeting of the Bar Council or its Committee.
(e) “Vice Chairman” means Vice-Chairman of the Bar Council elected under Section 6 of the Act.
(f) “Committee” means a Committee constituted under the Act or these Rules.
(g) “Form” means a form appended to these Rules and includes any other form approved by the Bar Council or its Committee from time to time.
(h) “Member” means a Member of the Bar Council under Section 5 or Section 16 of the Act.
(i) “Rules” or “these Rules” means rules framed under Section 56 of the Act.
(j) “Secretary” means the person appointed as such by the Bar Council and includes any person to whom the functions of the Secretary are, for the time being, entrusted by the Bar Council or its Chairman.
(k) “Voter” means an Advocate whose name for the time being appears on the (Divisional Rolls) of the Council and to whom an Identity Card has been issued by the Sindh Bar Council and who is not in arrears of dues of the Sindh Bar Council.
Words and expressions defined in the Act and used in these Rules shall, unless the context otherwise requires, have the same meaning assigned to them in the Act.