S.M Zafar

S M Zafar, a famous lawyer belonging to Shakargarh was born on 6 December 1930 in Rangoons m zafar, Burma where his father Syed Muhammad Ashraf Kashfi Shah Nizami, a respected religious scholar, was in the construction business. During World War II, when the Japanese started bombing Rangoon in 1944, his family returned to native village Chak Kazian in Shakargarh. Zafar did his matriculation from Govt High School Shakargarh. After which moved to Lahore, graduated from Government College Lahore and earned a law degree. He was soon recognised as noted lawyer.
In 1963 he became president of Punjab Bar Council and also served council as member in 1964. He became the part of Ayub Khan cabinet  at the age of 35 and served as federal minister for law and parlimentary affairs. After that he again started practicing law. Zafar was elected president of Lahore High Court Bar Association in 1975  and president of Supreme Court Bar Association in 1976. He has also served as Chairman, Senate Functional Committee on human rights and Chairman, Senate Standing Committee on Education. He has been decorated with Pakistan highest civil award Nishan e Pakistan.
In 1979 he joined Muslim League but when Ghulam Mustufa Jatoyi formed National Peoples Party, he joined it. In 1983, a false case of espoinage against famous Nuclear Scientist Dr. Abdul Qadeer and he was sentenced to him four years in jail. Dr Qadeer then appointed S M Zafar as lead lawyer to defend him. Zafar defended him brilliantly and the verdict was declared null. He also remained federeal minister for law and parlimentary affairs in 1996. On the formation of PML Q he finally joined this party and was elected Senator during the government of Mir Zafar Ullah Khan Jamali. He has also been author of many books. His famous books include
  • Through the Crisis (1971)
  • Who is Dictator?
  • People, Parliment and Islam
  • Hajj- A Journey in Obedience
  • View and Reviews
  • Understanding Statutes
  • My Popular Law Cases
  • Pakistan Benaam Corruption
  • Politics in Court of Law
  • Dialogues on the Political Chess Boar
  • Senator SM Zafar ki kahani unki apni zubani.
S.M. Zafar
Pakistan Senator to the Senate of Pakistan
Assumed office
12 March 2009
PresidentAsif Ali Zardari
Prime MinisterYousaf Raza Gillani
Ministry of Justice
In office
LeaderField Marshal Ayub Khan
President High Court Bar Association, Lahore
In office
President Supreme Court Bar Association
In office
Chairman Human Right Society of Pakistan
In office
Chairman Cultural Association of Pakistan
In office
Chancellor of Hamdard University
In office
Personal details
Alma materGovernment College University, Lahore


Zafar began his career as a lawyer in the 1950s. He played an important role during the 1958 imposition of martial law in Pakistan and again in forcing amendments to Pakistan's 1962 constitution, which at first did not have sufficient protections for basic human rights. After serving as a judge of the high court and as Pakistan's minister for law and parliamentary affairs, Zafar retired from the government in 1968 and started his own law practice

Official posts

  • Federal Minister for Law and Parliamentary Affairs, Government of Pakistan (1965–69),
  • President High Court Bar Association, Lahore (1975),
  • President Supreme Court Bar Association (1976),
  • Chairman Human Right Society of Pakistan.
  • Chairman Cultural Association of Pakistan.
  • Chancellor of Hamdard University.


  • Through the Crisis (1971)
  • Who is Dictator? (Urdu: Dictator kaun?)
  • People, Parliament and Islam (Urdu: Awam, parliament and Islam)
  • Haj – A Journey in Obedience
  • Views & Reviews (Urdu: Tazkaray-Jaizay)
  • Understanding Statutes (1997)
  • My Popular Law Cases (Urdu: Mere Mashoor Mukkadamay) (میرے مشہور مقد مے)
  • Pakistan Benaam Corruption Urdo: Awam KI Adalat Mein)
  • Politics in the Court of Law (Urdu: Adalat Mein Siyasat)
  • Dialogues on the Political Chess Board

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