24. Admission and enrollment of Advocates of the High Court.
– […….] Each Provincial Bar Council shall prepare and maintain [for the Province and each [District] in the Province two separate rolls] of advocates of the High Court in which shall be entered the names of,–
(a) all persons who were, as advocates, entitled to practice in the High Court immediately before the commencement of this Act; and
(b) all persons who are admitted as advocates of the High Court under the provisions of this Act.
25. Admission and enrollment of other advocates.
– [(1)] Each Provincial Bar Council shall, besides the [rolls] of advocates to be prepared and maintained by it under Section 24, prepare and maintain [for the Province and each Division in the Province two separate rolls] of advocates in which shall be entered the names of–
(a) persons who were, as advocates entitled to practise in any Court subordinate to the High Court immediately before the commencement of this Act; and
(b) all persons who are admitted as advocates under the provisions of this Act.
26. Persons qualified for admission as advocates.
– [ ] Subject to the provisions of this Act and the rules made thereunder, a person shall be qualified to be admitted as an advocate if he fulfils the following conditions, namely:-
(a) he is a citizen of Pakistan or a person deriving his nationality from the State of Jammu and Kashmir:
Provided that, subject to the other provisions of this Act, a national of any other country [who has resided in Pakistan for a period of not less than one year immediately preceding the day on which he applies for admission] may be admitted as an advocate if citizens of Pakistan duly qualified are permitted to practise law in that other country;
(b) he has completed the age of twenty-one years;
(c) he is a Barrister or is or was enrolled as an advocate of a High Court in any area which before the fourteenth day of August, 1947, was comprised within India as defined by the Government of India Act, 1935 (26 Geo. 5, c 2), or has obtained–
(i) before the 7th day of February, 1966, a degree in law from any university in Pakistan; or
(ii) before the fourteenth day of August, 1947, a degree in law from any university in any area which was comprised before that date within India as defined by the Government of India Act, 1935 (26 Geo 5, c 2); or
(iii) a degree in law from a university in Pakistan or abroad recognized by the Pakistan Bar Council; and]
(d) he has undergone such course of training and passed such examination after the training as may be prescribed by the Pakistan Bar council:
Provided that this clause shall not apply to any class of persons who, by reason of their legal training or experience, are declared by the Pakistan Bar Council to be exempt from the provisions of this clause; and
(e) he has paid such enrolment fee and fulfils such other conditions as may be prescribed by the Pakistan Bar Council.
108-I. The following persons shall be exempt from training and examination provided in Rule 108-C supra:-
(1) applicant who have received an LLM. degree from any university in Pakistan or a university recognised under Section 26(1)(c)(iii) of the Act, or a degree or diploma which is declared by the Pakistan Bar Council to be equivalent to that degree;
(2) applicants who have for at least five years held a judicial office in Pakistan or who have for a like period held a post in the service of Pakistan the duties whereof entail interpretation or drafting of laws;
(3) applicants who after having been called to the Bar in England have completed a full one year training with a senior counsel in England which training thereafter entitled them to appear independently in Courts in England.
(4) applicants who after having been enrolled as practising lawyers in any place not within Pakistan, have to the satisfaction of the Enrolment Committee of the Bar Council concerned, practiced there for full one year.
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