Justice system of any country is important to make its citizens feel safe and taken care of. A good justice system is the basis of any progressive society. Judges and lawyers play an important part in making any justice system strong and just. As long as judges and lawyers are credible, honest and eligible, the citizens will trust courts for providing them justice which will in turn help the society to prosper and grow.
If you are looking for the best lawyer in Pakistan, you have come to the right place. In this article, I have listed some of the most renowned and noteworthy lawyers in Pakistan who are well-learned and highly qualified in their field and have earned name and fame in their profession for their services.
Best Lawyer in Pakistan:
Chaudhry Aitzaz Ahsan
Chaudhry Aitzaz Ahsan, a lawyer turned politician, is a famous personality in Pakistan. He studied law at the Nationwide Government College, Lahore and completed his LLM degree from the Downing College, Cambridge.
He has an enriched political career. He has been a member of the Senate of Pakistan twice; 1994-1997 and 2012-2015. In 1975, he became the Planning and Development Minister from Punjab. He came to prominence from the Movement for the Restoration of Democracy. In 1988, Aitzaz Ahsan was elected to the National Assembly from Lahore. He was the Minister for Law, Justice and Human flights from 1994-1997, in Benazir government.
Akhtar Aly Kureshy
Akhtar Aly Kureshy is a renowned lawyer in Pakistan. He has served as Pakistani advisor, Legal Advisor to the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab and Assistant Attorney-General for Pakistan. He is a senior advocate of the Supreme Court of Pakistan. He has also offered his services as Syndicate Advisor in the Civil Service Academy to train government officers.
Akhtar Aly Kureshy graduated in 1986 from University of the Punjab and completed his Bachelor of Laws from Punjab Law College in 1990 and earned name and fame in the field. He has several other qualifications and accomplishments including being an associate for the US Centre, Lahore.
Ghulam Farooq Awan
Ghulam Farooq Awan is a well known personality in Pakistan currently serving as an adviser to the Prime Minister for Law as well as for Justice and Parliamentary Affairs. He started practising law in 1991. In 2011, he became the additional Attorney General of Pakistan and served as the Adviser to the former PM, Yousuf Raza Gillani and former President of Pakistan, Asif Zardari. In 2016, he left Pakistan People’s Party and joined the Pakistan Tehreek-i-insaf.
Mirza Aziz Akbar Baig
He is a lawyer of the Supreme Court of Pakistan. He graduated from Government Emerson College, Multan in 1960 and got his law degree from Punjab University Law College, Lahore, in 1963. He started practising as a pleader under the tutelage of civil lawyer; Malik Faiz Rasool Labar. In 1966, he became an advocate in the High Court and then advocate in the Supreme Court of Pakistan. He also served as a lecturer at University Gillani Law College, Multan from 1972 to 1988. From 1974 to 1999, he served as a senior legal adviser of the Municipal Corporation Multan. He was the first principal of the Multan Law College and now he is Dean of the Multan Law College.
Syed Naeem Bukhari is a famous Pakistani lawyer and television personality. He came into prominence from a TV program Khabarnaak which he used to host on GEO News. In 2020, he was appointed Chairman of Pakistan Television Corporation. Naeem Bukhari did his graduation from Government College University, Lahore and then he studied law.
In addition to Khabarnak, he has hosted several other shows including Apne Andaz Se and Naeem Bokhari ke saath. In 2016, Naeem Bukhari joined the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and formally announced his association the same evening.
Makhdoom Ali Khan
Makhdoom Ali Khan is a practising Senior Advocate Supreme Court. He has served as an Attorney General of Pakistan, Chairman Pakistan Bar Council, Member of the Law and Justice Commission of Pakistan, Board Member of the Federal Judicial Academy of Pakistan and of the Sindh Judicial Academy. Currently, he is an Officer of the Board of the Forum for International Conciliation and Arbitration, a serving member of the Governing Board of the British Pakistan Law Council, a member of the Advisory Board of the Citizens Police Liaison Committee and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Dubai International Arbitration Centre.
He has done MA International Relations (First Class First with Distinction in International Law) from the University of Karachi and LL.B from S. M. Law College, Karachi. In 1977, he completed his BA in Law from Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. Then in 1978, he did an LLM (Maritime and Public International Law from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Salman Akram Raja
Salman Akram Raja is a highly accomplished and qualified lawyer in Pakistan with LLB from University of Buckingham, England; LLM from Law in Development of University of Warwick, England; LM in Maritime Law from University of Wales at Cardiff, Wales; IHRL from New College, University of Oxford, England and BVC Bar-at-Law from BPP Law School, London.
After completing his education, he was offered a partnership after just 2 years of service at the law practice due to his exemplary performance and commitment. He provides a wide variety of solutions ranging from banking & finance to corporate matters with a diverse & international perspective.