Court restores Mansehra bar's president.


MANSEHRA -- The Peshawar High Court's Abbottabad Circuit Bench on Wednesday restored former president of the Mansehra District Bar Association Amir Khan Swati to his office by setting aside an order of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Bar Council to remove him.

The two member's bench comprising Justice Lal Jan Khattak and Justice Ahmad Ali set aside removal of president district bar association.

The bar council had removed the bar association's president last week over failure to produce details of the association's latest income and expenditure, and asked the vice-president to manage the affairs of the vacant office's on provisional basis.

The council had also frozen the association's bank accounts adversely affecting its affairs. Mr Amir Swati challenged the move in the high court.

A PHC Circuit Bench consisting of Justice Lal Jan Khattak and Justice Ahmad Ali accepted his petition by setting aside the bar council's order for his removal as the president of the Mansehra district bar association.

Mr Swati told reporters here that under the rules, the bar council couldn't ask him as the bar president to put up the income and expenditure records to it.

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