Akhtar Ali Kureshi

Akhtar Ali Kureshi was born & grown up in Lahore on November 15, 1963. He completed his education from Punjab University Lahore, M.A.Political Science and LL.B. from pioneer Punjab Law College, American History Course from Lahore American Center. He joined legal profession as an Advocate in June 1990 whereas he joined in July 1992 the Legendary Chamber of Barrister Ijaz Hussain Batalvi and remained there till last breath of Barrister Ijaz Hussain Batalvi, i.e. 7 March 2004. During this period, he appeared in No. of famous case in which Constitutional interpretation and emerging Law points were involved. Famous case of former President Rafiq Tarar, when ruling party PML nominated him for Presidency and Acting Chief Election Commissioner Mukhar Ahmad Junaijo rejected his nomination Papers on the ground of criticizing of Judiciary leaving PML sitting Government in deserted position as there was no covering candidate. Mr. Batalvi and Akhtar Ali Kureshi challenges his rejection in the Lahore High Court and matter was referred to Full Bench, headed by of Mr. Justice Malik Muhammad Qayyum and after arguing many days his case was accepted and Mr. Rafiq Tarar was allowed to contest the election where he won and become the President of Pakistan till his removal by the Dictator General Musharaf when he was going to India on State visit. Similarly Mr. Kureshi played a vital role in the case of Sh. Rashid acquittal when Benazir regime convicted him for Ten years for illegal possession of a Kalashankof. Tehmina Dowltana case in which she married to Mr. Wahalla without taking divorce from his first husband and matter was reported to the Police who registered a criminal case against sitting M.N.A. Mr. Kureshi managed her bail from High Court. The famous Chnga Manga case in which No. of sitting MPA were taken to Changa Manga and detained there till show of power in Punjab Assembly when move of no confidence is on table, Mr. Batalvi assisted by Mr.Kureshi got the Court order to defuse the political turmoil. Dissolution of Punjab Assembly by the Governor Ch.Altaf Hussain and Full Bench of Eleven Judges was constituted where Mr. Kureshi appeared with Mr.Batalvi. Mr.Ghulam Haider Waiee and Manzoor Ahmad Watoo legal battle an other mile stone in the legal history when both were dragon drawn to get CMship of the Punjab and matters were being legally designed in the Chamber of Mr.Batalvi and Mr.Kureshi was playing an Important role to strike the legal options.
Now Mr.Kureshi is survivor of Barrister Ijaz Hussain Batalvi's legacy and boosting his values which are assets for legal fraternity and blessings for young lawyers. Thereafter Mr.Kureshi appointed as Assistant Advocate General Punjab 2003-2009 where he appeared hundreds of cases in Hon'le Supreme Court of Pakistan by defending Government of the Punjab, the cases were reported in Law Journal, like PLD, SCMR and CLC etc. Earlier to this Mr. Kureshi was appointed first ever legal Advisor of Punjab Assemble 1998-2000 where he worked with the Speaker Punjab Assembly by providing him legal consultancy on Speaker's Rulings. Mr.Kureshi also served as Goodwill Ambassador of Lahore High Court Bar Association 2012-2013 and represented the Bar in various Conferences and Seminars. Akhtar Ali Kureshi has strong passion of law teaching inherited from Mr. Batalvi to transferred to younger generation what he has eared from High Court, Supreme Court and legal stalwarts and remained associated with famous Law Colleges like Punjab Law College, Superior College of Law. Mr. Kureshi has commitment to reform in legal as well as Judicial System of Pakistan as there are so many hurdles in the way of getting Justice which is about to collapse as it needs drastic and revolutionary changes to deliver justice and present system is manual and symbol of nineteen century creating frustration in the Society. Now Mr. Kureshi is member of the Team of Mr. Ashtar Ausaf Ali Khan Attorney General for Pakistan and serving as Assistant Attorney General for Pakistan and defending Federation of Pakistan in Supreme Court of Pakistan and in Lahore High Court, Lahore.
He happily married to Khadija Kureshi with elder daughter Dua Kureshi, student in GCU and son Waleed Kureshi pre-engineer student and Hafiz Umar Kureshi. Mr. Kureshi is keen Golfer, best swimmer, horse Rider/polo player and skeet shooter.
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