Shoaib Zafar (Additional Advocate General Punjab)

Though having a strong Legal Background, I preferred to complete my M.I.S from University of Wales (England) in the year 1996 before starting my law classes at University Law College Lahore and L.L.B Examination was successfully cleared in the year 1999 and I joined the Chamber of Cornelius, Lane and Mufti and worked there as an Internee, Associate and then Senior Associate for three years till I was enrolled as an Advocate High Court in the year 2002 and then I rejoined my father Mr. M.A. Zafar who was already running his independent chamber since 1971.

That I continued to work with my father Mr. M. A. Zafar till his elevation as Judge of High Court in the year 2008 and since then I was running my independent office in the name and style of Zafar & Shoaib, Advocates and Solicitors till my induction as an Addl. Advocate General Government of the Punjab in December 2018.

Recognised as a promising young lawyer, by seniors and Judges of Apex Courts having a number of cases reported in law journals as credit. 

Filed & Defended almost more than 400 cases in the trial courts including Banking Courts & Civil Courts and conducted more than 650 cases in the Lahore High Court Lahore & Supreme Court out of which 500 plus cases have been disposed of by the Courts and most of them are reported in the monthly law journals and still large number of cases are pending in different courts which were being conducted by me

Extensive corporate and litigation experience in the following areas of expertise: Administrative and Constitutional law (writ jurisdiction); banking; bankruptcy and insolvency; commercial law; company law; contracts (disputes and drafting); corporate finance; franchising; intellectual property law; legislative drafting; private international law; taxation (customs and excise duty, double taxation , sales tax and telecommunications law). 

Assisted senior counsels in the Supreme Court of Pakistan. Appeared before: the High Court of Lahore, the Banking Court; the Banking Offences Court; the Federal Tax Ombudsman; the Customs, Excise and Sales Tax Appellate Tribunal; the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan; and the District and Civil Courts  

Presently there are more than 1000 cases conducted by me before the Subordinate Courts, High Courts and Supreme Court out of which 71 cases are also reported in the different monthly Law Journals from time to time.




Date of Birth

14th Sep. 1973


Date of Appointment as: 


  • Additional Advocate General
7th Dec. 2018

Date of Enrollment as:


  • Advocate Lower Court
  • Advocate High   Court
  • Fitness Certificate granted by Lahore High Court to be enrolled as Advocate Supreme Court.
  • Enrolled with Pakistan Bar Council as an Advocate Supreme Court of Pakistan. 






Educational Background


Bachelor of Laws - University of the Punjab, Punjab University Law College, Lahore, Pakistan.
Bachelor of Sciences - Majors in Double Mathematics and Statistics.
M.I.S, University of Wales, (England) - include courses such as Computer Management & Skills, System Analysis and Design, Computer Programming Concepts and Basic Computer Applications. 
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