Hamid Khan (lawyer)

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Hamid Khan
(Urdu: حامد خان ایڈووکیٹ‎)
Central Senior Vice-President of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf
Appointed by Imran Khan Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf
President Asad umar sap
Preceded by Position established
President of the Supreme Court Bar Association of Pakistan
In office
President General Pervez Musharraf
Prime Minister Zafarullah Khan Jamali
Preceded by Abdul Haleem Pirzada
Succeeded by Tariq Mehmood
Chief Election Commissioner of the Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf
Assumed office
Candidate for the National Assembly of Pakistan for the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf NA-125 Lahore
Personal details
Born 16 April 1946
Lahore, Punjab Province, Pakistan
Citizenship Pakistan
Nationality Pakistani
Political party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf
Spouse(s) Gulnaz khan
Children Sikandar, Fiza, Dilawar
Residence Islamabad, Islamabad Capital Territory
Alma mater University of Punjab, University of Illinois
Occupation Lawyer, politician

Hamid Khan (Urdu: حامد خان‎ b. 16 April 1945) is a Pakistani writer, politician, supreme court lawyer who is currently serving as the Senior Vice-President of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf.


Hamid Khan wrote several books that are recommended reading for Pakistani students of law. Hamid Khan studied law at the University of Punjab and University of Illinois and has been practising for over thirty years.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Hamid Khan is married to Gulnaz Khan and has three sons and one daughter. One of his sons, Sikandar, is also a lawyer. Hamid Khan has three granddaughters (Rubeena, Malaak and Sheza) from his daughter (Fizza Khan). His daughter-in-law, Shirin Sadeghi, is an Al-Jazeera English contributor. She is married to his second son, Dilawar.

Professional background[edit]

Khan a prominent lawyer has served as the chairman & Vice-Chairman of Pakistan Bar Council, former vice-Chairman of Punjab Bar Council, former President of the Supreme Court Bar Association of Pakistan. In earlier positions he served as the President of the Lahore High Court Bar Association (1992–93).[2] He is an Advocate of the Supreme Court and High Courts of Pakistan and is one of the founding partners of Cornelius, Lane and Mufti, a law firm based at Lahore.

Lawyer of Chief Justice[edit]

Khan was the lawyer of the Chief Justice of Pakistan, Mr. Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, when General Pervez Musharraf put forward a reference against the Chief Justice and Chaudhary decided to defend his case in the court. Hamid Khan contributed considerably to the Lawyers' Movement of Pakistan which led to the restoration of Chaudhry as Chief Justice of Pakistan. Khan regularly lectures on various legal subjects at Punjab University, the Civil Services Academy, the National Institute of Public Administration and the Pakistan Administrative Staff College.

Books authored[edit]

He has authored five books on legal subjects, three of which-Islamic Law of Inheritance, Principles of Administrative Law and Administrative Tribunals for civil Servants in Pakistan-are prescribed as Textbooks at law schools. He is an Ebert and DAAD Fellow, as well as a member of The Hague Academy of International Law. His book "Constitutional and Political History of Pakistan" is taught at the LLB level, and is a comprehensive reference on the making of Pakistan. His work is also taught at the LLM level.[3]

Selected bibliography[edit]

  • Constitutional and Political History of Pakistan (Hardcover – 31 August 2001)
  • Islamic law of inheritance: A comparative study with emphasis on contemporary problems (Unknown Binding – 1980)
  • Constitutional and Political History of Pakistan (Paperback – 21 April 2005)
  • The last defender of constitutional reason? Pakistan’s embattled Supreme Court, in: Constitutionalism in Islamic Countries: Between Upheaval and Continuity. Oxford University Press, Oxford / New York, 2011 (Rainer Grote / Tilmann Röder, eds.).

1.Administrative law 2. Comparative Constitutional Law Edited by Rana Muhammad Ishaq


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