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Famous Lawyers from Pakistan

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List of notable or famous lawyers from Pakistan, with bios and photos, including the top lawyers born in Pakistan and even some popular lawyers who immigrated to Pakistan. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Pakistani lawyers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These lawyers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known lawyer from Pakistan is included when available.

This list has a variety of people in it, from Muhammad Ali Jinnah to Muhammad Iqbal.

This historic lawyers from Pakistan list can help answer the questions "Who are some Pakistani lawyers of note?" and "Who are the most famous lawyers from Pakistan?" These prominent lawyers of Pakistan may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Pakistani lawyers.

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Abdul Hafiz Pirzada is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Lawyers from Pakistan
Abdul Hafiz Pirzada, Senior Advocate Supreme Court, is one of the premier lawyers of Pakistan. Pirzada, a lawmaker and legal expert, is one of the founding members of Pakistan Peoples Party, a ...more
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Afrasiab Khattak is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Lawyers from Pakistan
Afrasiab Khattak or is a left-wing politician from the State of Pakistan, currently serving as the senator, representing the Kohat Division of the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province for the Pakistan ...more
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Aftab Gul is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Lawyers from Pakistan
age 72
Aftab Gul Khan is a former Pakistani cricketer who played in 6 Tests from 1969 to 1971. Gul was an opening batsman who represented a number of first-class sides in Pakistan from 1964-65 to ...more
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Aitzaz Ahsan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Lawyers from Pakistan
age 73
Chaudhry Aitzaz Ahsan is a Pakistani barrister, veteran activist-politician, constitutional theorist and a left-wing statesman who serves as the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate of ...more
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Ali Ahmad Kurd is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Lawyers from Pakistan
Ali Ahmad Kurd
Ali Ahmad Kurd, is a Pakistani lawyer who has served as President of the Supreme Court Bar Association of Pakistan and is prominent in the Lawyers' Movement in that country. He opposed President ...more
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Amir Ali Majid is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Lawyers from Pakistan
Amir Ali Majid
Dr Amir Ali Majid is a legal scholar and author born in Gojra, Punjab, Pakistan. He was in his second year at University of Agriculture, Faisalabad when he lost his sight. Nevertheless, he went ...more
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Ansar Burney is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Lawyers from Pakistan
age 62
Ansar Burney is a leading Pakistani human rights and civil rights activist. He is a graduate of Masters and Law from Karachi University and honorary recipient of a PhD. in Philosophy. He is ...more
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Asma Jahangir is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Lawyers from Pakistan
age 67
Asma Jilani Jahangir is a Pakistani lawyer, an award winning human rights and democracy activist. Her work focuses on prevention of persecution of religious minorities, gender equality, and ...more
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Chaudhry Muhammad Barjees Tahi... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Lawyers from Pakistan
age 69
Ch. Muhammad Barjees Tahir is a prominent national politician, parliamentarian, Governor of Gilgit–Baltistan, and a Federal Minister of Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit Baltistan in the 2013 ...more
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Chaudhry Amir Hussain is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Lawyers from Pakistan
age 76
Chaudhry Amir Hussain is a Pakistani politician. He was the 17th Speaker of National Assembly of Pakistan, serving from 2002 to 2008. Chaudhry Amir Hussain was born in the city of Sialkot, to a ...more
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Dorab Patel is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Lawyers from Pakistan
Dec. at 73 (1924-1997)
Justice Dorab Framrose Patel, was a Pakistan jurist, and lawmaker who served as a former Justice of Supreme Court of Pakistan and former Chief Justice of Sindh High Court. Justice Patel was a ...more
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Faisal Karim Kundi is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Lawyers from Pakistan
age 44
Faisal Karim Kundi was elected Deputy Speaker, National Assembly of Pakistan on 19 March 2008. He had been elected as the youngest Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly. Deputy Speaker Faisal ...more
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Fakhruddin G. Ebrahim is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Lawyers from Pakistan
age 91
Fakhruddin G. Ebrahim, TI is a Pakistani retired judge and a legal expert. He was appointed as the 24th Chief Election Commissioner of Pakistan on 14 July 2012 and served until he resigned on 31 ...more
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Farogh Naseem is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Lawyers from Pakistan
age 51
Barrister Dr. Mohammad Farogh Naseem is a leading constitutional lawyer from Pakistan. He is the youngest lawyer to hold the office of Advocate General of Sindh.
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Ghulam Farooq Awan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Lawyers from Pakistan
Ghulam Farooq Awan age 58
Ghulam Farooq Awan, is a Pakistani lawyer and former adviser to the Prime Minister of Pakistan for law, justice and parliamentary affairs. He is also the former additional Attorney General of ...more
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Hamid Khan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Lawyers from Pakistan
Hamid Khan
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Hamid Khan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Lawyers from Pakistan
Hamid Khan age 72
Hamid Khan is a Pakistani writer, politician, supreme court lawyer who is currently serving as the Senior Vice-President of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf.
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Hina Jilani is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Lawyers from Pakistan
Hina Jilani age 66
Hina Jilani is an advocate of the Supreme Court of Pakistan and a human-rights activist from Lahore in Punjab, Pakistan.
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Irfan Yusuf is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Lawyers from Pakistan
Irfan Yusuf age 50
Irfan Yusuf is an Australian social commentator and author of the memoir Once Were Radicals: My years as a teenage Islamo-fascist.
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Khalid M. Ishaq is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Lawyers from Pakistan
Khalid M. Ishaq Dec. at 78 (1926-2004)
Khalid Muhammad Ishaq, Senior Advocate Supreme Court, was an eminent Pakistani jurist and scholar of law, Islamic studies and literature.
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Khalil-ur-Rehman Ramday is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Lawyers from Pakistan
age 74
Honourable Justice Khalil-ur-Rehman Ramday was an ad hoc judge later appointed as a permanent judge of the Supreme Court of Pakistan. He remained permanent judge of Supreme Court from 2002 to ...more
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Khan Amirzadah Khan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Lawyers from Pakistan
age 100
Khan Amirzadah Khan was a Khudai Khidmatgar and a leader of the National Awami Party in Pakistan. He was born on 15 November 1918 in the house of Khan Khoidad Khan at Bakhshali village, Mardan ...more
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Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Lawyers from Pakistan
age 77
Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri, is a Pakistani senior foreign service statesman, politician, and diplomat who as the Minister of Foreign Affairs from November 2002 until November 2007. Hailing from a ...more
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Mahmud Ali Kasuri is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Lawyers from Pakistan
Mian Mahmud Ali Kasuri was a prominent Pakistani opposition politician, human rights advocate and lawyer who became a Senior Advocate Supreme Court. He served in the Indian National Congress ...more
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Malik Mohammad Qayyum is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Lawyers from Pakistan
Malik Mohammad Qayyum age 74
Malik Mohammad Qayyum, Senior Advocate Supreme Court, is the former Attorney General of Pakistan, who was replaced with Senator Latif Khosa when President Pervez Musharraf resigned on 18 August ...more