Dr. Abdul Basit

Dr. Abdul Basit

Senior Advocate


M.A.LL.M (Yale University) U.S.A. For further details, visit Academic:

Associate Professor (Law) Punjab University Law College, New Campus, Lahore. (1974 up to date)


Lawyer; Teacher; Author.


Marital Status: 19th February, 1940 10 – Al-Karim, Muslim Town, Lahore.

Pakistani Married with two sons Educational


M.A. (Political Science) M.A. (English Literature) L.L.M. (International Law)

Professional School / Colleges:

(i) Punjab University Law College, Lahore (1956-1958)

(ii) Yale Law School, Conn. (U.S.A.) (1963-68).

Professional Experience :

(i) Practicing Advocate, High Court, Lahore. Date of enrollment: 5-6-1971.

(ii) Practicing Advocate, Supreme Court Date of enrollment: 19-7-1976.

Legal Advisor-ships :

(i) Ghee Corporation of Pakistan ( 1985-87)

(ii) Punjab University (2000 – )

(iii) Chand Bagh Foundation (1999 – )

(iv) QEBS Foundation (2001 – )

(v) Life-Line (U.K.) (2001 – )

(vi) Wah Industries

Office in Trust :

(i) Member, Court of Founders, Chand Bagh Foundation, Lahore (Established by Late Gen. Jilani, former Governor of the Punjab)

(ii) Member, Board of Governors, Chand Bagh School, Sheikhupura-Muridkey Road.

(iii) Member, Evacuee Trust Property Board, Pakistan.

(iv) Member, National Committee for Enforcement of Urdu.

Profession-related Experience :

(i) Overseas Research Scholar, Institute of International and Comparative Law, London (1968-69).

(ii) Associate Professor of Law, Punjab University Law College ( 1975-2003)

(iii) Editor, Legal Opinion, Lahore.

(iv) Director, Idara Tehkik-E-Qanoon Pakistan.

(v) Author of number of Books on Law and Politics.

(vi) Defense Counsel in important Aircraft Hijacking Trials: e.g. Ganga Trial (Kashmir National Liberation Front); Two Air-bus hijacks to Lahore Airport by Khalistan Movement. PAN AM Trial held at Adiala Jail.

(vii) A large number of Constitutional Cases reported in Law Journal including 14th and 15th Amendments cases.

(viii) Non – Official Visitor Jails

Punjab Special Courses:

(i) Course in Civil Aviation Laws, Duke University (1966).

(ii) Course in Petroleum Laws, Southern Methodist University (1967).

(iii) Course in Drafting of International Agreements (a part of the Graduate Programme at Yale University)

Proficiency in Foreign Languages:

(i) Elementary Certificate in Japanese.

(ii) Proficiency in German.

(iii) Proficiency in French.

(iv) Native Languages: Urdu, Punjabi, Hindko