Former Law Minister
Mr Khalid Anwer is an ‘eminent’ lawyer, and according to his legal firm profile:
“Khalid Anwer & Co. is a premier law firm having a total strength of eleven lawyers in Karachi and associate firms in Lahore and Islamabad. It was formerly known as A.K. Brohi & Co. It is one of the oldest and most prestigious law firms in Pakistan.”
Everybody who knows Pakistan’s history also knows that “the law of necessity” was basically the brainchild of Late A.K. Brohi who used this at the behest of General Zia/Jamat-e-Islami to commit the judicial murder of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto.
It is however a fact that human memory is very weak particularly of Jang Group/Kamran Khan when they discuss PPP/NRO/Zardari and that’s what happened during a talk show on NRO with the so called legal Wizard Mr Khalid Anwer.
Khalid Anwer & Co. is a premier law firm having a total strength of eleven lawyers in Karachi and associate firms in Lahore and Islamabad. It was formerly known as A.K. Brohi & Co. It is one of the oldest and most prestigious law firms in Pakistan. The current senior partner, Mr Khalid Anwer has thirty eight (38) years standing as a High Court advocate. Although he specializes in commercial matters, he also argues constitutional matters in the Supreme Court.
Brought up in a patriotic environment and enlightened political family, young Khalid Anwar showed outstanding performance during his academic career and after having an honours degree in B.Sc from the Punjab University, he earned B.A (Hons) from Cambridge. He is a Barrister at-Law from the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple, England.
Mr. Khalid Anwar has over 35 year personal standing as an Advocate of the Superior Courts of the country. He has appeared in the Supreme Court of Pakistan and High courts of the country in constitutional, commercial, banking, corporate and civil litigation matters and his appearance is considered to be a sign of success in the case he pleads.
Mr. Khalid Anwar was elected as a Member of the Senate in Mar h 1997 for a period of six years. He is currently holding the portfolio of Ministry of Law and Justice as a Minister in the Federal Cabinet.
In 1993, he successfully persuaded the Supreme Court to take the unprecedented step of restoring a deposed Government to office. In 1996, he convinced the Supreme Court that the previous Government had been lawfully dismissed from office. In 1997, he was appointed the Federal Minister for Law, Justice and Human Rights. While in office, he conceived and developed Pakistan’s request to the Asian Development Bank for assistance in revamping and over-hauling the entire legal system in Pakistan. This eventually culminated in the Asian Development Bank’s Access to Justice program which has a budget of $350,000,000. He returned to the firm following the military coup d’etat in October 1999.
Khalid Anwar Pictures