Rana Muhammad Akram Khan belongs to a zamindar Rajput family. He had a very strong and wealthy background. By profession he is a lawyer and zamindar.
|Name:||Rana Muhammad Akram Khan|
|In Urdu:||رانا محمد اکرم خاں|
|Education:||Khan studied law at S. M. Law College and got both Bachelor of Laws and masters in Political science from University of Karachi.|
|Date:||5 March 1962|
|Parents:||Rana Mehar Khan was a hereditary zamindar of the Rajput background and belonged to Taoni subclan of Bhatti Rajputs.|
Rana Muhammad Akram Khan was born on 5th of March,1962 in Chiraghabad, Faisalabad to Rana Meher Khan.
Khan’s ancestors and relatives had migrated to Faisalabad during the 1947 Indian Partition from the area of his clan near Kapurthala state in (British Punjab). Khan’s father Rana Mehar Khan was a hereditary zamindar of the Rajput background and belonged to Taoni subclan of Bhatti Rajputs.
Rana Muhammad Akram Khan studied law at S. M. Law College and got both Bachelor of Laws and masters in Political science from University of Karachi.
Akram Khan was former chairman executive of the Punjab Bar Council (PBC). In 2009, Khan was elected Member of the Council for the term 2010–14. During this term he was further elected Chairman Executive of the Council for 2010–11. he was elected to this office by having secured 44 votes of out of the total 75 members. In 2014, he was again elected as Member of the Council for the term 2015–19.
Lawyers boycott courts to protest judicial policy
Rana Muhammad Akram played pivotal role in the boycott of lawyers against judicial policy in 2010.The Punjab Bar Council’s (PbBC) call for a partial boycott against the new judicial policy was well received by most lawyers who refused to argue cases. All regular cases were adjourned and only urgent cases and bail requests were heard. The then secretary of the Lahore High Court Bar Association (LHCBA) sent a written request to the chief justice of the LHC and the sessions judge and urged them to issue instructions against non-prosecution dismissals during the strike. Rana Muhammed Akram was then the chairman of the executive committee (PbBC). He elaborated the cause of boycott , “We are not against the speedy disposal of cases but we take issue against pointless dismissals in the name of judicial policy. The courts should impose a fine when lawyers are deliberately avoiding court appearances and delaying cases. But when a genuine adjournment is requested, it should be granted”.
Winning of PBC election 2014
The PbBC conduct elections in November 2014. In these elections Rana Muhammad Akram stood as winner whereas Faisalabad District Bar Association (DBA) president Chaudhary Tanveerur Rehman Randhawa has lost the election for the Punjab Bar Council (PBC). Randhawa secured 1,545 votes. As many as 22 candidates had contested for four seats. Changez Khan Kakar secured 1,808 votes. Chaudhary Akram got 1,761 votes. Chaudhary Abdus Salam got 1,683 votes and Javaid Awan secured 1,667 votes. Ghulam Abbas Nassoana and Makhdoom Majeed Hussain Shah were declared successful on the two seats from Jhang. Rana Muhammad Akram Khan won the seat from Toba Tek Singh.
Suspension of licenses
Khan suspended the licenses of President, High Court Bar Association Rawalpindi President, Rawalpindi District Bar Association and President of District and High Court Bar Association Multan for not observing strike according to the council’s announcement against National Judicial Policy. In the rift, the executive of Rawalpindi District Bar Association (RDBA) announced strike against him. However RDBA Executive was criticized by lawyers of RDBA for going out of their limits.