Sindh Muslim Law College

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Sindh Muslim Law College
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Motto "Establish weight with justice and fall not short in the balance"
Type Public
Established June 28, 1947
Principal Prof.Khurshid A.Hashmi
Location Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Campus Urban
Affiliations University of Karachi, Pakistan Bar Council
Website SMLC Official Website

The Sindh Muslim Government Law College (Urdu: سنده مسلم گورنمنٹس لا کالج) or S. M. Law College (Urdu: ایس ایم لاء کالج) is located on Dr. Ziauddin Ahmed Road, Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. The college was established by its first Principal Hassanally A. Rahman, a leading Advocate of Sindh on the June 28, 1947 and was affiliated to the University of Sindh. It started functioning at Sindh-Madrasa-tul-Islam. After the closure of Shahani Law College, the college shifted to its present building in 1948 and is affiliated with the University of Karachi and University of London external programme.

The establishment of S. M. Law College attracted students from all over the country leading to the dissemination of legal education throughout Pakistan. With a team of dedicated teachers and eminent jurists such as Mr. A.K. Brohi, Mr. Sharif-uddin Pirzada, Mr. Justice Wahidduddin Ahmed, Mr. Justice Inamullah, Mr. Justice Tufailally Abdul Rehman, Mr. Justice H.T. Raymond, Mr. Justice A.S. Farooqi, Mr. Justice Noorul Arfin, Mr. Manzoor Hussain, Mr. Samad Shaheen and Mr. N.M. Kotwal the college marched towards its cherished goal and within a span of few years it was considered as the Premier Law College of Pakistan. Those who followed them, were no less zealous and we again find among them many who have distinguished themselves in law and public life.

However an educational institution is best judged in terms of contribution made by its alumni, over a course of time to society and it is a matter of great pride to find so many of them holding the highest judicial and public offices and the leaders of the Bar. Last but not the least are those not so well known who selflessly and ceaselessly stood for the rule of law, human rights and accountability elevating themselves to a place of honour.


S M Law College has one of the oldest Law Library in Pakistan.The spacious and magnificent College Library is an important resource centre, primarily intended to provide undergraduate and postgraduate readers with the books they need for their studies, as well as having a valuable and ever increasing collection of legal works. The Library holds over 50,000 volumes, the core of which is a comprehensive range of legal materials for the practitioner and law student.

Former Faculty[edit]

B.A(Honours) in Political Science, University of California, Berkeley

LLB, LLM, Christ Church, Oxford University of Oxford

Bar-at-Law, lincoln's Inn, London, United Kingdom

Former Prime Minister of Pakistan

4th President of Pakistan

Former Minister of Foreign Affairs

former Speaker of National Assembly of Pakistan.

Present Principal[edit]

  • Prof. Khurshid A. Hashmi

Degree Programs Offered[edit]

  • B.A LLB(Honours)
  • LLB
  • LLM


Chief Justices of Pakistan:

Supreme Court of Pakistan Judges:

Federal Shariat Court of Pakistan Judges:

Sindh High Court Judges:

  • Majida Rizvi
  • Syed Ghous Ali Shah
  • Zafar Hussain Mirza
  • Abdur Rahim Kazi
  • Imam Ali Kazi
  • Salahuddin Mirza
  • Hussain Adil Khatri
  • Nizam Ahmed
  • Ghous Mohammad
  • Sabihuddin Ahmed
  • Abdul Ghani Shaikh
  • S. A. Sarwana
  • Mushtaq Memon
  • Ghulam Nabi Soomro
  • Atta-ur-Rahman
  • Mushir Alam
  • Agha Saifuddin
  • Munib Ahmed Khan

Judges of other High Courts of Pakistan:

  • lmdad Ali Agha; (student and professor), Judge, High Court of West Pakistan
  • Zakaullah Lodhi; (student), Chief Justice, High Court of Baluchistan
  • Syed Usman Ali Shah; (student), Chief Justice, High Court of Peshawar
  • Mir Hazar Khan Khoso; (student), Judge, High Court of Baluchistan, caretaker Prime Minister of Pakistan

Other notable persons:

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