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KARACHI: Youngest AG for Sindh

January 08, 2008

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KARACHI, Jan 7: Dr Mohammad Farogh Naseem is the youngest but the most qualified lawyer to hold the office of advocate-general of Sindh.

At 40, the Karachi-born advocate has about 18 years experience in legal practice. He read LL.B. (Hons) from the University of Wales and LL.M. from the London School of Economics; secured PhD in comparative constitutional law from the University of London; and qualified as a barrister from Lincoln’s Inn. A member of the board of studies, faculty of law, University of Karachi, he has been teaching law at the Sindh Judicial Academy, S.M. Law College and Hamdard Law College.

Among the high-profile cases conducted by him is the 1996-97 Sindh Assembly dissolution case. A frequent contributor to law journals, he has also authored two books.

His father, Mohammad Naseem, is also a practicing lawyer, and the late Justice M.B. Ahmad, an ICS officer who also served as the first secretary of the constituent assembly of Pakistan before being elevated as a judge of the Sindh High Court, was his paternal uncle.

He addressed many international seminars and has a number of reported judgments to his credit.