Constitutional Litigation

Minto & Mirza is one of the leading law firms in Pakistan in the area of constitutional litigation. The members of the Firm also keenly pursue and participate in the Firm’s tradition of high quality constitutional litigation. Minto & Mirza has been involved in some of the landmark decisions in the Constitutional history of the country. The Firm has represented the NWFP (now KPK) government three times when the said assembly had been illegally and unconstitutionally dissolved. Minto & Mirza also represented the Federation in President’s Reference, No. 2 of 1996 relating to the mode of appointment of judges of the High Courts. In the case of Sardar Farooq Ahmad Khan Leghari versus The Federation of Pakistan (1998), Mr. Abid Hassan Minto appeared on behalf of the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) as its President to question the Imposition of Emergency. Recently the Firm challenged the authority of the Qazalbash Waqf case (1999) and called for land reform to be implemented according to the law. This matter is still pending before the Supreme Court.