The District Bar Association announced schedule for annual election 2016. According to the schedule, nomination papers will be filed from January 2 to 4 and scrutiny will be held on Jan 5 while final list of the candidate will be displayed on Jan 6. Polling for the annual election will be held on Jan 9.

Two lawyers groups - Young Lawyers Association and Grand Alliance have field their candidates for different slots of the DBA. The Young Lawyers Association has nominated Sheikh Javed Akhtar as its presidential candidate and Farooq Chohan for the slot of general secretary. The Grand Alliance has nominated Ch Naveed Ahmad Gujjar as its president runner and Mian Akhtar Abbas for the seat of general secretary. An independent candidate Akhalq Ahmad Dogar is also vying for the slot of general secretary. Electioneering for the election has picked up and all the candidates are making efforts to drum up maximum support. A total of 533 registered voters will cast vote in DBA election on Jan 9.