SZABUL History

Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto University of Law With the emerging trends in legal education, it has become increasingly necessary to develop a law university in Pakistan which imparts legal education at par with the leading universities of the world, and in accordance with international standards. In particular, as an aftermath of the lawyer's movement, and the growing independence of judiciary in Pakistan, training of professional lawyers has become absolutely critical. Across the globe, legal education has markedly evolved in recent years, and it appears that Pakistani law schools are significantly lagging behind in legal scholarship, research, and academics. It is therefore the need of the hour to set up a state-of-the-art institution which would revolutionize legal education in Pakistan. It is in this backdrop that the first law university of Pakistan, under the auspicious leadership of the Governor of Sindh.

Dr. Ishratul Ebad Khan who is also the Chancellor of University of Karachi, has been established by the Govt, of Sindh through enactment of Shaheed Zulfiqar AH Bhutto University of Law Karachi Act, 2012 (Sindh Act XIII of 2013). The Shaheed Zulfiqar AH Bhutto University of Law, as is evident, has been named after the dedicated democrat and International level political leader of Pakistan, Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto. It is pertinent to mention that Mr. Bhutto was himself a leading lawyer who qualified as a Barrister from Lincoln's Inn, London. He was also visiting Professor of Law in S.M. Law College, Karachi. It is hoped that this university will provide world class legal education to the people of Sindh and the rest of Pakistan in accordance with the wishes of Shaheed Bhutto.

The University, in addition to supervising, constituent and affiliated colleges, will itself simultaneously offer the following program

LL.B Degree Program (05Years)

LL.M (02Years)

Ph.D (03Years)


BBA (02Years)

BBA (04Years)


The University will also run diploma and certificate courses in various fields of law, and allied specialties. The faculty consist of retired judges, senior lawyers, and foreign educated young barristers. The faculty consist of both full-time and visiting members, thus ensuring the right balance between practice and academia for the benefit of students. The recruitment of faculty purely on merit, and those with the highest academic caliber and integrity will be recruited.