The Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) elections for the term 2018-19 are being held today.

A total of 3,047 voters will cast their votes to elect the 22-member body. Judges from across Pakistan will elect the new body for the bar association .

The Lahore registry has 1291 registered votes while the Karachi registry has 504. In Islamabad, there are 484 registered votes while Peshawar has 280 votes. Quetta, Bahawalpur and Multan have 196, 89 and 203 registered votes respectively.

Polling stations have been set up in Karachi, Quetta, Peshawar, Abbottabad, Lahore, Multan, Bahawalpur, Islamabad and other cities.

According to the SCBA policy, the president of the bar is elected from different province each year as per rotation policy. The slot of the president has been reserved for Balochistan this year with the two candidates vying for the being Ali Ahmad Kurd and Amanullah Kanrani.

For the slot of the secretary, the contest is between Shamim-ur-Rehman Malik and Azmatullah Chaudhry while Ali Ahmed Rana and Mahmood A Sheikh are in the running for the finance secretary.

The SCBA body consists of the president, four vice-presidents (one from each province), secretary, additional secretary, finance secretary and 14 members elected from throughout Pakistan (at least two from each province).