SENATOR AZAM NAZEER TARAR , Federal Minister
SENATOR AZAM NAZEER TARAR Federal Minister for Law and Justice
Azam Nazeer Tarar is a lawyer by profession, a bar representative and a politician who was elected on technocrat seat from Punjab in the Senate of Pakistan in March 2021 representing Pakistan Muslim League (N) and also discharging his duties as Parliamentary Leader of his party in Senate. He also remained Leader of the House in Senate. Currently, Mr. Tarar is holding the office of the Federal Minister for Law & Justice.
Mr. Tarar completed his early education from St. Mary’s School and Government School Hafizabad. He completed his Higher Secondary from the prestigious Government College, Lahore where he also remained active in student politics. Moreover, Mr. Tarar was an eloquent bilingual debater and represented his college and university in several debating competitions and bagged numerous awards. Thereafter he completed his LLB from the iconic Punjab University Law College in the year 1992 and did his LLM from the University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom in
1994. He was enrolled as an Advocate of the High Courts in the year 1995 and as an Advocate of the Supreme Court of Pakistan in the year 2006.
During his professional career, Mr. Tarar established himself as a leading Criminal and Constitutional side Lawyer having number of reported judgments to his credit. He has also assisted the Supreme Court and High Courts by rendering his services as amicus curiae in complex legal matters.
Mr. Tarar also remained active in bar politics and was elected as the honorary Secretary Lahore High Court Bar Association in the year 2004. He is an elected Member of Pakistan Bar Council for a third consecutive term spanning from 2010 to date. Mr. Tarar was also elected as the Vice Chairman of the Pakistan Bar Council in 2015 and lead the apex regulatory body of lawyers. He served as Chairman Executive Committee of the Pakistan Bar Council. Mr. Tarar in his role as Chairman Legal Education Committee of the Pakistan Bar Council since 2011 has spearheaded large-scale structural reforms in the field of legal education including the introduction of five-year comprehensive LLB program and has worked tirelessly to uplift the standard of legal education in Pakistan. He has also represented Pakistan in numerous International legal conferences as a delegate, speaker and moderator in various countries.