Sindh govt paid Rs231.2m to nine private lawyers in four years

KARACHI: While the Sindh law department has a sizeable team of notified government law officers under the office of the Sindh Advocate General, the provincial government hired the services of nine private lawyers to pay them a total fee of Rs231.2 million for representing the government in 34 different cases over the past four years.

According to the reply of provincial Law Minister Zia-ul-Hasan Lanjar given to a call attention notice in the Sindh Assembly, former PPP federal law minister and former Senate chairman Farooq H. Naek alone was paid Rs216.7m to represent the provincial government in as many as 25 cases from 2013 to 2106.

The provincial minister had filed the reply on the call attention notice put up by Muttahida Qaumi Movement MPA Kamran Akhtar.

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