*Access to Justice and the Challenge of COVID 19*

International Legal Aid Group Conference

Sydney, Australia: 22-24 June 2021

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Ali Baqar Najafi
Born on 15th September, 1963 at Lahore, completed basic qualification from Govt. Muslim Model High School, Urdu Bazar, Lahore, did his B.Sc. from the Government College, Lahore.Joined the Punjab University Law College Lahore and obtained LL.B Degree in 1989. Joined the legal profession in the same year at Lahore and after completion of apprenticeship joined his father, Late Ali Huzoor Najafi, Advocate Supreme Court, enrolled as an Advocate of High Courts in 1990 and subsequently as an Advocate of Supreme Court of Pakistan. Taught in Punjab University Law College Lahore for 12 years and other Private Law Colleges for 18 years and remained as Internal & External Examiner Punjab University Lahore for a long time. During this time he taught Constitutional Law, International Law, Islamic Law, Land Laws and Minor Acts. Remained as Editor of Law Page, The News and also contributed legal & other law related articles in Magazines and Newspapers. During the course of legal profession career conducted a large number of cases before the Lower Courts, Federal Shariat Court, High Court and Hon?ble Supreme Court of Pakistan.
Conducted more than 1000 cases including some reported judgments during 20 years standing in profession at Bar, on the sides of Constitution, Civil, Criminal, Corporate, Banking, Customs, Narcotics, Anti-Corruption, Labour, Immigration, and Islamic Laws including PrivateInternational Law. Also conducted the cases of public interest litigation and human rights etc. He participated and represented in many Law Conferences, Peace Conferences, Seminars etc. and read research papers.Since his elevation as a Judge of Lahore High Court, Lahore on 16thApril, 2012, he decided more than eighteen thousand cases, in Criminal, Civil, Constitutional, Human Rights, NAB, Banking and Company, Anti-Corruption, Narcotics, Murder References, Family, Rent, Labour jurisdiction. He worked at principal seat and at its all benches, Multan, Rawalpindi, Bahawalpur. Also conducted a judicial inquiry on the incident of Model Town, Lahore (June, 17, 2014) in which fourteen persons lost their lives. He attended the workshop at South Africa Legal Aidat the Legal Aid Center Johannesburg, on 23rdJanuary, 2017 and also attended Colloquium on “Integrating Environmental Law Training” in Johannesburg, South Africa from 25 January, 2017 to 27thJanuary, 2017, attended the ILAG Conference in Johannesburg, South Africa in 2017, attended 8thWater Forum in Brasilia ,Brazil in 2018. He had also visited U.K, France, Germany, U.S.A, Iran, Iraq and Saudi Arabia.