Senator Ali Zafar to be new Chairperson of Senate Standing Committee on Law and Justice

Barrister Ali Zafar has been unanimously elected as new Chairperson of Senate Standing Committee on Law and Justice on Wednesday (today).

As per details, Barrister Ali Zafar, who is a sitting PTI Senator, has won the election for Chairperson Senate Standing Committee on Law and Justice held in Parliament House on Tuesday a day earlier.

The election process suffered notable delays due to disagreements between government and the opposition members.

Senate Standing Committee on Law and Justice is one of the most significant bodies of Senate and oversees the laws passed by the parliament (both houses).

Barrister Ali Zafar is the son of S.M. Zafar – a renowned and veteran lawyer and senior SC advocate. He has previously served as caretaker Minister of Law and Justice for the 2018 general election in the cabinet of caretaker Prime Minister Nasirul Mulk and was elected as a senator on technocrat seat on PTI ticket during senate elections held earlier his year.

He is a member of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), and played a role as arbitrator in various international arbitrations. He is a Life Member of the Supreme Court Bar Association of Pakistan, and the Lahore High Court Bar Association. He is a visiting professor and delivers lectures at various law colleges or universities in Pakistan and abroad.