Introduction Sindh Bar CouncilSindh Bar Council has been constituted by Section 3(ii) of the Legal Practitioners and Bar Councils Act, 1973. It is a body corporate having perpetual successions and a common seal with power to acquire and hold property, both movable and immovable, and to contract, and shall by the name by which it is known sue and be sued.
Term of Sindh Bar Council
The term of the Bar Council is five years beginning on the first day of January following the general elections to the Bar Council; and at the end of each term the members of the Bar Council shall cease to hold office.
Sindh Bar Council consists of:
a) Advocate General of the Province as ex-officio Chairman; and
b) 33 members elected by the Advocates on the Provincial Roll from amongst themselves. At present there are 16 members from Karachi and 17 members from interior of Sindh.
A person shall be qualified to be elected as a member of the Sindh Bar Council if he:-
a) is on the roll maintained by the Sindh Bar Council;
b) Has, on the day of filing of the nomination paper, been an advocate for not less than seven years; and
c) has cleared all the dues payable by him to the Provincial Bar Council.
Disqualification for Membership of Sindh Bar Council.
A person shall be disqualified to be elected as a member of a Provincial Bar Council if he:-
a) was dismissed or removed from service of Government or of a public statutory corporation; or
b) has been convicted for an offence involving moral turpitude; or
c) has been found guilty of professional misconduct; or
d) has been declared a tout; or
e) is an undischarged insolvent
The function of a Bar Council, subject to the provisions of the Legal Practitioners and Bar Councils Act, 1973 are:-
a) to admit persons as advocates on its roll; to hold examinations for purposes of admission; to prepare and maintain a roll of such advocates of the province as well as of each Divisions; and to remove advocates from such roll;
b) to admit persons as advocates entitled to practice before the High Court and to prepare and maintain a roll of such advocates;
c) to entertain and determine cases of misconduct against advocates on its roll and to order punishment in such cases;
d) to safeguard the rights, privileges and interests of advocates on its rolls including initiation of measures for fair and inexpensive dispensation of justice by the subordinate Courts and tribunals;
e) to promote and suggest law reform;
f) to manage and administer the property and funds of the Bar Council and to invest any of its funds;
g) to conduct the election of its members;
h) to prescribe conditions for the recognition and functioning of, and to recognize and derecognise, Bar Associations;
i) to perform all other functions conferred on it by or under Act and to comply with directions given to it by the Pakistan Bar Council from time to time; and
j) to do all other things necessary for discharging the aforesaid functions